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A Glittering Eye
SS disguise2gaz.png
Category Random Event
Type Explore
Linked to SS Locations Gaider's Mourn.png Gaider's Mourn

SS Locations Mutton Island.png Mutton Island
Data ID 146639

A Glittering Eye is a Sunless Sea Explore Random Event.

Trigger conditions[]

A Glittering Eye can be triggered in SS Locations Gaider's Mourn.png Gaider's Mourn and in SS Locations Mutton Island.png Mutton Island by doing the following:

Location Requirements

Event description[]

You turn, and there's a long, lank, brown man at your shoulder. “Listen,” he says. “I have a story for you...”


Actions Requirements Effects Notes
“I - ”

Something about the grey-beard compels your attention.

A rambling tale

His story has a wedding full of murders, and a leafless forest, and a vast serpent which eats souls. The tale winds on and on - like the serpent - until you are lost in the dizzy toils of its sinister ships and its glamorous corpses...

You nod awake: he's gone. But not, it seems, before searching your pockets for small change.

Leave. Don't look back.

If once he catches your eye, you'll be lost.


You hasten away along the beach. Words drift after you: “ its children...” Stop your ears. Go!

Turn the situation around.

“No. I have stories for you.”

Fresh from the sea

He has experienced horror and wonder: but so have you. And your tale is so much the fresher. You wrestle with each others' histories, until at last he concedes. “Here,” he says. “This is where it all began. With the astronomer, and the ephemerides.” He whispers in your ear...

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