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Live Specimen
SS specimensmall.png
Type Trade good
Data ID 109062

Live Specimen is considered a common Trade goods item.

Item description[]

"Something wriggling and peculiar. It's safely confined, probably."

How to Obtain[]

A Live Specimen can be obtained in many interactions and events while playing the game.

Item location Interaction Effect Notes
Gaider's Mourn Explore the Mourn
  • +1 x Live Specimen
Successful Pages challenge: Attempt one of the Riddles of Pearl in A Contest Of Riddles.
Fallen London The Labyrinth of Tigers
  • +1 x Live Specimen
Purchase a Live Specimen for 500 Echoes.
Mount Palmerston Explore the island
  • +1 x Live Specimen
Successful Veils challenge: Capture it alive in A Shadowy Predator.
Mutton Island Explore the shore
  • +1 x Live Specimen
Successful Pages challenge: Attempt one of the Riddles of Pearl in A Contest Of Riddles.
Port Cecil Explore the coral knoll around Port Cecil
  • +1 x Live Specimen
Successful Veils challenge: Capture it alive in A Shadowy Predator.
Whither Explore the town
  • +1 x Live Specimen
Successful Pages challenge: Attempt one of the Riddles of Pearl in A Contest Of Riddles.
An Unprepossessing Mass A tin can?
  • +1 x Live Specimen
Requires An Unprepossessing Mass value between 44-47.
Demeaux Island Explore Demeaux Island
  • +1 x Live Specimen
Successful Veils challenge: Capture it alive in A Shadowy Predator.
The Uttershroom Experiment with your Strange Catch Requires SS steamerdarksmall.png Another Day: Time, the Healer ≥ 50

Requires SS gamekeeper cottagesmall.png Something Awaits You

Usage[]

You'll need 2 for the Sigil-Ridden Navigator's quest in the Chapel of Lights. They are fairly easy to obtain from The Uttershroom using a Strange Catch, so don't waste your hold space on them. If you're in dire need of hull repair, The Fathomking's Hold will also accept one as payment for restoring your hull to full health.

They can also be sold to the Roser's Wharf or The Alarming Scholar for 150 or 100 echoes each respectively.

Interactions[]

Interactions in Brief[]

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Interaction Action Result Type Change
The House of the Question Gain Storm's Attention Requirement ≥ 1
The House of the Question Gain Storm's Attention Default / Challenge Fail -1
The House of the Question Lift Storm's Curse Requirement ≥ 1
The House of the Question Lift Storm's Curse Default / Challenge Fail -1
Genial Magician Dispel the Darkness? Requirement ≥ 1
Genial Magician Dispel the Darkness? Default / Challenge Fail -1
The Alarming Scholar A Live Specimen Requirement ≥ 1
The Alarming Scholar A Live Specimen Default / Challenge Fail -1
The Labyrinth of Tigers A Live Specimen Requirement ≥ 1
The Labyrinth of Tigers A Live Specimen Default / Challenge Fail -1
Cladery Heir Mr Iron? Truly? Requirement ≥ 1
Cladery Heir Mr Iron? Truly? Default / Challenge Fail -1
The Fathomking's Hold Repair your ship Requirement ≥ 1
The Fathomking's Hold Repair your ship Default / Challenge Fail -1

Interactions in Detail[]

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Location Interaction Requirements Effects Notes
SS dripstonetemplegaz.png The House of the Question in SS Locations Whither.png Whither Gain Storm's Attention

"A bloody rite"
SS dripstonetemplegaz.png The House of the Question in SS Locations Whither.png Whither Lift Storm's Curse

"It's not pretty"

SS genialmagiciangaz.png Genial Magician by speaking with him. Dispel the Darkness?

"An event on the afterdeck"
SS alarmingscholargaz.png The Alarming Scholar in SS fallenlondon portsmall.pngLondon A Live Specimen
SS newgatecellargaz.png The Labyrinth of Tigers in SS fallenlondon portgaz.png London A Live Specimen "Most satisfactory."
SS claderyheirsmall.pngCladery Heir by speaking with her. Mr Iron? Truly? SS claderyheirsmall.png Learning About: The Cladery Heir = 20 [Aware of the Cladery Heir's claims of parentage]SS specimensmall.png 1 x Live Specimen Twisted smileSS claderyheirsmall.png Learning About: The Cladery Heir = 30 [Informed of the Cladery Heir's (possible) relationship to Mr Iron]

SS specimensmall.png -1 x Live Specimen

SS fathomkingshold portsmall.pngThe Fathomking's Hold Repair your ship SS specimensmall.png Live Specimen ≥ 1

SS shipbigsmall.pngHull is damaged.

The Song of Shaping

As they work, the Drownies sing of shaping: of iron, of stone, of flesh. They sing of persuasion, of correction, of force. They sing of coral, and how it may be punished. They sing of stars...

SS specimensmall.png -1 x Live Specimen

SS shipbigsmall.png Fully repair Hull.

A very, very expensive way to repair your ship,

Note, the above lists are incomplete.

Shop availability[]

Shop Item Buy Price Sell Price
SS bloodstain.png Portentum - The Gant Pole
    SS specimensmall.png Live Specimen
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