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An Intriguing Smell
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Category Random Event
Type Explore
Linked to SS Locations Gaider's Mourn.png Gaider's Mourn

SS Locations Whither.png Whither
Data ID 143928

An Intriguing Smell is a Sunless Sea Explore Random Event.

Trigger conditions[]

An Intriguing Smell can be triggered in SS Locations Gaider's Mourn.png Gaider's Mourn and in SS Locations Whither.png Whither by doing the following:

Location Requirements

Event description[]

“Who'll try? Who'll buy?” A street-vendor turns skewers on a grill. The mixed scents are nothing like anything sold in London.


Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Try the grilled troglodyte prawns

Huge and pale, and their eyes stare bleakly into yours. But they smell fresh.

Not bad at all

Tangy and toothsome. Walk on, chewing cheerfully.

“Do you have anything more... robust?”

The vendor winks, and produces a usefully anonymous skewer of meat.

That particular hunger...

Now satisfied. Rich and red.

Try something mysterious

What exactly is 'tyrant's treat'? The vendor is vague. It looks something like a charred stick dripping with bluish fluid.

    SS heartssmall.png Hearts challenge (167 for 100%)

Failed event
Hold your nose

You follow the vendor's advice, holding your nose as you swallow, but the smell - something like rotting fruit - still makes you gag. The ‘stick’ is leathery - the blue stuff is rubbery as drying mucus. You fail to keep it down, and disgrace your captaincy there on the street.

Successful event
Rare and delicious!

Tyrant-moth antennae! You know how to deal with these. You break it into fragments and swallow the dripping fragments each in a gulp, exhaling briskly to savour the vapours afterwards. It's a complex rather than a pleasant flavour, but its tonic effects are marvellous.

Try the shredded jillyfish

It's not to everyone's taste.

    SS heartssmall.png Hearts challenge (84 for 100%)

Failed event
Force it down

Urgh. You'll regret it later. The jillyfish's venom numbs your tongue and roils your stomach.

Successful event
Jillyfish: the food of queens

Traces of its venom still remain - just enough to make your tongue tingle and alter your consciousness a touch. Your pulse accelerates, and odd thoughts sparkle in the forefront of your mind.

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