The Thing in the Kitchen

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The Thing in the Kitchen
SS maidgaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS Hunter's Keep.png Hunter's Keep
Data ID 143010

The Thing in the Kitchen is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

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

Story description[edit | edit source]

"The Yellow-Eyed Maid clings to the ceiling like a lizard, fierce and wiry in her ragged uniform. She hisses furiously. When you advance a step, she scurries away to the far end of the room, still on the ceiling, weeping."

Interactions[edit | edit source]

This interaction is not useful if you want to save SS tombcolonistgaz.png The Scarred Sister. You should do SS doorgaz.png The Silent House event instead.

Actions Requirements Effects
Coax her down

Whoever and whatever she is, she's suffering.

    SS heartssmall.png Hearts challenge (100 for 100%)

Failed event
"What do maids eat?"

The diet of domestic servants is a mystery to you. Of traumatised, ceiling-clinging maids who may not even be human, still less so. You offer her milk, bread, wine, ship's biscuits. She shakes her head and cries like a wounded fox.

Successful event
"Down she comes"

You try to question her. "Those poor zailors!" she spits. You realise that in all the time you spent at Hunter's Keep, she had never spoken. "The poor zailors! I didn't come here for this! Damn them to the well!"

She's finished the meat. She returns to the ceiling in a single inhuman bound.

Catch her with a net

She's dangerous. And somehow, you suspect you may not have much time.

    SS ironsmall.png Iron challenge (84 for 100%)

Failed event
"Remarkable agility!"

She runs round the ceiling like a squirrel - drops to hiss and claw at one of your zailors - retreats into the scullery - slithers through the window there and returns through the chimney, black with soot. You glare at each other, panting.

Successful event
"Hauled down"

It's like trying to get a jaguar out of a tree. Three of your crew are badly bitten, but at last you restrain her and she lies on the table, glaring and growling. What now?

You try to question her. "Those poor zailors!" she spits. You realise that in all the time you spent at Hunter's Keep, she had never spoken. "The poor zailors! I didn't come here for this! D__n them to the well!"

With a serpentine wriggle, she's free of the net. She returns to the ceiling in one inhuman leap.

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