Zubmariner: The Fierce Philanthropist

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Zubmariner: The Fierce Philanthropist[edit | edit source]

Zubmariner: The Fierce Philanthropist
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Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS Locations Port Carnelian.png Port Carnelian

Zubmariner: The Fierce Philanthropist is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Story description[edit | edit source]

Her house is built in the tall, porticoed London style. Red brick and white plaster. Decorative iron railings, painted black.

Its mistress is the subject of intense colonial gossip: independently wealthy, an industrialist's daughter, a widow, unwelcome in London... What, then, does she want with you? An invitation arrived as soon as you docked.

Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]

This event becomes available in SS Locations Port Carnelian.png Port Carnelian if you have the Zubmariner expansion and the following:

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Accept her invitation

It wouldn't hurt to have the backing of a wealthy benefactor.

You expected a sizeable gathering, but it's just you, her, and a decanter of admirable sherry. She is not a small woman, and comprehensively occupies her armchair. She wears sensible satins and sensible shoes. Her hair is impeccably curled.

"I've heard a number of shocking things about you, Addressed As, all of which I consider thoroughly promising." Her accent has a hint of Midlands melancholy to it. She must have spent much of her life on the Surface.

For a time, she asks questions about your travels and listens avidly to your answers. Then she gets down to business.

Game note: This will begin the quest which allows you to obtain a zubmarine.
Decline

You have other business.

A letter arrives by return post within the day. '...I quite understand that you are busy, and hope your affairs are well. Please consider the invitation to stand... delighted to rearrange for a more convenient time... really very good sherry indeed..." She seems keen.

Sherry with the Fierce Philanthropist[edit | edit source]

Zubmariner: The Fierce Philanthropist
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Category Story Event
Type Story

Sherry with the Fierce Philanthropist is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Story description[edit | edit source]

"A question, Addressed As." She tops up her sherry. "Some years ago, the nations of the Neath struck an agreement to abandon their research into zubmarine travel, and leave the zee depths untouched."

Ah, the Agreement About Nothing of Consequence. Zailors mutter about it when listing the Admiralty's follies. You nod.

She raises her glass to her lips. "And what is your opinion of this agreement?" she asks.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Scoff about it

It's a nonsense! Nowhere should be forbidden to the capable explorer!

A new friend

Her smile is conspiratorial. "Then we can help each other. I am prepared to finance - in a large part - improvements to your ship that will make it capable of zubmarine travel.

"The Admiralty - and other powers - disapprove of such innovation. Therefore, we will need to be discreet. I have procured experts, labourers, and a workshop. They are well-paid, and loyal. Here is the address. Meet us there, and we can begin our work."

Game note: This will begin the quest to acquire a zubmarine.
Approve of it

It's probably for the best. The zee's surface is bad enough - God knows what unpleasantness lies below!

A disappointment

"How conservative. Well, Addressed As, it has been an enjoyable evening. Perhaps we could repeat it sometime."

Game note: You may change your mind later, if you wish.
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