The Silent House

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The Silent House
SS doorgaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS Hunter's Keep.png Hunter's Keep
Data ID 149699

The Silent House is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

The Silent House is triggered when you dock in SS Hunter's Keep.png Hunter's Keep and have the following:

Story description[edit | edit source]

"The house seems empty: all is still. Why, then, do you have the sense that there's not much time remaining?"

Interactions[edit | edit source]

If you wish to save SS tombcolonistgaz.png The Scarred Sister, you must successfully do the Search the house action.

Each action will increase your SS bluestockingsmall.png Acquaintance: Sojourning with the Sisters value, so, in the worst case scenario, you can attempt the challenge and fail only once.

If you are unsuccessful and the SS bluestockingsmall.png Acquaintance: Sojourning with the Sisters value reaches 31 or more, it triggers the SS flamesgaz.png Hunter's Keep alight event and you failed to save SS tombcolonistgaz.png The Scarred Sister. If you are successful, it triggers the SS flamesgaz.png Phoebe the Arsoniste event.

Actions Requirements Effects
Loot the house

Musical instruments, curios, jewellery. Even Phoebe's paintings will sell. It's robbery, not salvage, but if you don't, someone else may.

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Uncertain loyalties

The crew spread out to spread out whatever they can. They're not happy: few of them signed on to be robbers. They return with their arms full of both junk and treasures. The sisters have, or had, an awful lot of junk. Outside, the sea soughs.

Rare event (25%)
One too few.

The crew spread out to spread out whatever they can. They're not happy: few of them signed on to be robbers. They return with their arms full of both junk and treasures. The sisters have, or had, an awful lot of junk. You count heads, and find you're one man short... the others shift and mutter. The sea soughs outside.

Search the house

Discover whatever you can about what happened here.

Failed event
An empty house?

Bedrooms, bathrooms, the breakfast room, the servant's stairs: all empty of life. The long-case clock at the top of the stairs ticks like a heart. Outside, the sea sighs.

Successful event
A distant song

You cock your head and listen. Someone is singing - a woman's voice - "Soft o'er the fountain, lling'ring falls the southern moon..."

The sound takes you up the winding stairs to the turret at the back of the house. You try the door at the top: locked. The sound ceases.

It was Phoebe's voice. You call out to her. What's happened?

"We wanted their stories," she explains, reasonably. "We only wanted their stories in the beginning. We get so starved for stories out here. But then Lucy - Lucy - " she breaks down in sobbing.

"Want us to break down the door?" your bo'sun whispers. While you're considering the answer, one of your crew swears and points. Smoke is leaking from beneath the door.

"I deserve an ending!" Phoebe calls out. When you press your hand to the door, you can feel the heat on your palms.

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Hunter's Keep alightHunter's Keep in darknessHunter's Keep in ruinsPhoebe the ArsonisteThe Silent HouseThe Thing in the Kitchen
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