Climbing out
SS blackgaz.png
Category Story Event
Type Story
Linked to SS Locations Nuncio.png Nuncio
Data ID 181372

Climbing out is a Sunless Sea Story Event.

Story description

"The climb out is slow and takes a long time. Could you possibly have come down this far? Surely not. Your breath grows ragged and your legs cramp."

Trigger conditions

Climbing out is triggered by doing the Descend into the basement with flame, Descend into the basement with sunlight or successful Descend into the basement with mirrors action in the SS ratpostmangaz.png Shiftwork in the Dead Letter Office event in SS Locations Nuncio.png Nuncio.


Actions Requirements Effects

There's no way out but up.

At the surface

The Dead Letter Office is still here, its machine still working, its baskets still filling with missed invitations and misplaced wills. Shouldn't it have been blasted away, destroyed by the force of what lies beneath?

Sit down a moment

The rest of the spiral will still be there after you've got your breath.

Visions? Dreams?

You relax against a shelf. It isn't comfortable at all, as the edge of a metal box is prodding you between the spine and the shoulder blade, and somewhere off to your right is a sound like hoarse breathing. It doesn't matter.

In the dimness you see, or remember , or dream, a silver tree growing in a courtyard. The reverie lasts only a few heartbeats before you're properly awake again.

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