The Serpent's Lure

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The Serpent's Lure
SS neptunesharlotgaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS gowngreengaz.png A castaway
Data ID 182164

The Serpent's Lure is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

The Serpent's Lure is triggered when you do the Approach action in SS gowngreengaz.png A castaway.

Story description[edit | edit source]

A fanged mouth rears from the water, big enough to bite a boat in half or swallow a pig! The 'woman' contorts and slides into the water: she's the tip of the monster's tail. This will be untidy.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects
Pacify it

Fling it bait, and move on.

A noisy thrashing

Lucky one keeps fish about one's person, eh? One never knows when one will need fish.

Obliterate it

It's a formidable beast. But you're formidable too.

    SS ironsmall.png Iron challenge (167 for 100%)

    SS crewsmall.png Crew ≥ 3

Failed event
A terrible toll

The beast's scales are proof against pistol-shot, and it wreaks terrible havoc before you manage to bring it down. You harvest its bones, and scrape its hatching young from along the rocks by the shore.

Successful event
A ferocious battle

With cutlass and with pistol, your zailors stride into battle! The serpent obviously expected nothing of the kind. It essays a number of savage strikes against you, and then a lucky shot takes it in the eye. You harvest its bones, and scrape its hatching young from along the rocks by the shore.

Flee!

It is always preferable to fight zee-serpents from inside a ship. Not from inside a serpent. Withdraw as best you can.

    SS veilssmall.png Veils challenge (128 for 100%)

Failed event
A terrible toll

The beast's neck snakes out and snaps up a single struggling zailor with terrible deliberation. The rest of you scramble inland. It submerges, eyeing you with reptilian malice. A zee-serpent that masquerades as a lady! Well, it's a tale to tell.

Successful event
A narrow escape

Its neck is long. Its teeth are sharp. But you make it safely inland. A zee-serpent that masquerades as a lady! Well, it's a tale to tell.

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