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Maybe's Daughter
Maybe's Daughter
Position Chief Engineer

SS veilssmall.png +6 x Veils
SS ironsmall.png +3 x Iron
+100 x Engine Power

Promotions Nobody's Daughter

Maybe's Rival

Maybe's Daughter is a potential Chief Engineer crew member. She has the unnerving habit of playing chicken with the fourth wall.

Character description[]

A smile, a wink, a butterfly tattoo. An intense and detailed knowledge of weaponry and engines.


Maybe's Daughter can be recruited in London by doing the A new recruit! action and having a A New Recruit? value of 6 or 7. Alternatively, she can be recruited in Mangrove College for free.


Maybe's Daughter can be promoted to Maybe's Rival or Nobody's Daughter by following her storyline.


Speak to Maybe's Daughter[]

Perhaps you don't entirely trust her, but she keeps the engines turning, and she's hard to dislike.

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Increase your Veils

She'll tell you her secrets if you her yours.

Game note: Spend a Secret to improve your Veils, if it is no higher than 100.

Complex knowledge

She's serious once she gets talking. There's hard edges under the bluff and banter.

Invite her to dine with you

"That's a lovely idea. How about a fish dinner? ...I do have quite particular tastes in fish."

A knowing smile

"I've heard about you. You like to invite your officers to dinner - learn their secrets. Well, you don't need to dig far to find my secret. I wanted to talk to you about it, actually."

"I've never met my mother. (I know my father. I'm a countess on his side, actually.) I'd like to find her. She's somewhere out at zee. If only..."

"Really? You'd help me? That's too kind. If you insist. Here: it so happens that I made a list, earlier tonight."
Game note: Her mother will be found in one of these places: Whither, the Isle of Cats, Irem, the Chelonate, Khan's Shadow, Port Carnelian or the Surface port of Naples. Review this in your journal, under Learning About: Maybe's Daughter
About her mother...

What exactly is the story with her mother?

"I don't know"

"We've never met. So we were never close. But I'm not close to many people. Honestly, I think that's her fault: I think she sold something of what I was."

She sighs. "My family is very, very complicated. I don't like any of them. But I think I like her the least."

Game note: You can see any ports you've already searched in the 'Maybe' category in your Journal.
Proposition Maybe's Daughter

"What a coincidence. I was about to suggest the same thing."
Game note: She has no interest in tediously sincere lovers. Ensure your Veils is at least twenty points higher than your Hearts.

Something new

The Daughter disrobes you with efficiency and delighted enthusiasm; bares a shapely shoulder; winks. "Oh yes," she says, "I have other tattoos. Let's see what we can find."
Game note: Opportunities for other trysts will occur while you're at sea, substantially reducing Terror. However, if you have a lover in port, they might find out.

Answer questions about your past

You've kept your secrets long enough.

Triggers event: SS maskgaz.png Revealing your Past

Game note: Unmask yourself! This will allow you to select a Past, Ambition, and form of preferred address - also providing you with a specialist ability bonus.


Obtaining and Promoting Maybe's Daughter

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