Whale Bones

From Sunless Sea Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Whale Bones
SS whalebonesgaz.png
Category Random Event
Type Random
Data ID 243621

Whale Bones is a Sunless Sea Random Event.

Story description[edit | edit source]

The zee has not been kind. The colossal skull is intact, but the body has been reduced to a gnawed frame of bones. Carvings have been scored into the bones.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

Upon zailing into Whale Bones on the zee-floor, this event will trigger.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Examine the engravings
Are these inscriptions?
    SS pensmall.png Pages challenge (84 for 100%)

Failed event
You don your diving gear
Whatever the words read, they are now lost. Someone has further defaced each bone of the whale with a knife, obliterating every line. This is the censorship of Scrimshander, meted out on aberrant histories.
Successful event
You don your diving gear...
Someone has made a palimpsest of the bones. This is not a corpse, but a bone-book. A zee-voyage is engraved on the skull, from a city at a confluence of three rivers. A woman is at the helm. On the underside of a rib, the same image reversed. She returns. An ancient language is scrawled over everything. Someone has attempted to score out the words, but was prevented half-way through, or gave up.
Collect unknown toxins
The marrow of these beasts bear poisons. Harvest them.
    SS veilssmall.png Veils challenge (84 for 100%)

Failed event
You and your crew don diving suits and swim out, armed with flasks and bonesaws. It takes three of you to hold a rib in place, another two to wield the saw. Someone slips; the saw descends too fast, biting deep into the bone. There is a snap. You are all covered in viscous liquid that spews from the break.
Successful event
You and your crew don diving suits and swim out, armed with flasks and bonesaws. It takes three of you to hold a rib in place, another two to wield the saw. Your doctor insists on collecting the marrow personally. It is backbreaking labour; the snap of bones, the dribble of pallid marrow. Eventually, every bone is snapped and hollow. You have taken enough.
Harvest stygian ivory
The bones are intact, and valuable.
    SS ironsmall.png Iron challenge (84 for 100%)

Failed event
You don your diving gear
You set to with the bone saw. While you work, curious shoals of angler-fish swim past, providing a brief moment of light. How pretty! They draw closer. Your navigator shines a torch to ward them away. Their many teeth reflect the light beautifully. A quick retreat seems wise.
Rare failed event (30%)
You don your diving gear
You set to with the bone saw. While you work, curious shoals of angler-fish swim past, providing a brief flurry of light. The beast's bones are notched, as though others had attempted this before. The marrow is curiously absent of colour - thin and oily, seeping slowly into the water when the bone is snapped.
Successful event
You don your diving gear
You set to with the bone saw. While you work, curious shoals of angler-fish swim past, providing a brief moment of light. The beast's bones are notched, as though others had attempted this before. The marrow is curiously absent of colour - thin and oily, seeping slowly into the water when the bone yields.