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Memoirs: Beginner's Luck
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Category Curiosity
Type Plot
Data ID 115051

Memoirs: Beginner's Luck is considered a Memoirs Quality in Sunless Sea.

Item description[]

"You found something valuable!"

Game note: Once per game, something pleasant will happen


Memoirs: Beginner's Luck can be obtained at Avid Horizon, Irem, Abbey Rock, the Isle of Cats, or The Uttershroom if you do not already possess it.


Memoirs: Beginner's Luck functions as a marker signaling that the player has already received their guaranteed, once-per-captain "something pleasant". Taking the 'Search the Surroundings' option at one of the ports listed above will get you a bundle of miscellaneous goods and 1x Beginner's Luck, which will lock the option off at the other ports.


Arguably, the best place to use Memoirs: Beginner's Luck is at the Avid Horizon. After accepting the The First Curator commission, you can acquire the Eyeless Skull quite early, giving you a much needed Captivating Treasure. In addition, you can acquire a Hunter's Eye at the same location, giving you an additional Captivating Treasure, making a trip to the Avid Horizon early quite profitable. In addition, it will give you an Empty Mirrorcatch Box which might be difficult to get in the very early game, and will help you complete the first step in the Tireless Mechanic's story. The worst place is Port Cavendish at the Isle of Cats, as you can acquire all of the same benefits plus more at other locations. A close second is Irem, as a Searing Enigma is required for a number of objectives, and still sells for 1000 echos at The University, but without aggressive early exploration, it might come too late in the game.


Interactions in Brief[]

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Interaction Action Result Type Change
Irem 'The Riddle of Stones' Quality Required ≤ 0
Irem 'The Riddle of Stones' DefaultEvent +1
Abbey Rock 'Search the surroundings' Quality Required ≤ 0
Abbey Rock 'Search the surroundings' DefaultEvent +1
Abbey Rock 'Search the surroundings' RareDefaultEvent +1
Avid Horizon 'Explore along the shoreline' Quality Required ≤ 0
Avid Horizon 'Explore along the shoreline' DefaultEvent +1
Avid Horizon 'Explore along the shoreline' RareDefaultEvent +1
The Uttershroom 'Search the shroom-top' Quality Required ≤ 0
The Uttershroom 'Search the shroom-top' DefaultEvent +1
The Uttershroom 'Search the shroom-top' RareDefaultEvent +1
Port Cavendish 'A Gift of Glass' Quality Required ≤ 0
Port Cavendish 'A Gift of Glass' DefaultEvent +1

Interactions in Detail[]

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Story Action Required Effect
Irem The Riddle of Stones Default:

Abbey Rock Search the surroundings
    Memoirs: Beginner's Luck ≤ 0

Default: Rare:

Avid Horizon Explore along the shoreline
    Memoirs: Beginner's Luck ≤ 0

Default: Rare:

The Uttershroom Search the shroom-top
    Memoirs: Beginner's Luck ≤ 0

Default: Rare:

Port Cavendish A Gift of Glass
    Memoirs: Beginner's Luck ≤ 0


Common A Lump of Blue ScintillackA Perfunctory Port Report: the Cumaean CanalA Port Report: Abbey RockA Port Report: Avid HorizonA Port Report: Gaider's MournA Port Report: GodfallA Port Report: Hunter's KeepA Port Report: Keep's EndA Port Report: Khan's HeartA Port Report: Mt PalmerstonA Port Report: Pigmote IsleA Port Report: Port CecilA Port Report: Quaker's HavenA Port Report: Shepherd IslesA Port Report: Station IIIA Port Report: The UttershroomA Port Report: VenderbightA Port Report: WhitherA Pot of Violant InkAmbiguous EolithBrimstone BuzzingsCaptivating TreasureDrowning-PearlEchoEyeless SkullFragmentHunter's EyeHunting-TrophyJudgements' EggLamentable RelicMemory of Distant ShoresMoves in the Great GameOutlandish ArtefactA Port Report: Fallen LondonA Port Report: PolythremeA Port Report: The Chapel of LightsA Port Report: The Iron RepublicRay-Drenched CinderRecent NewsRestful NightRevelatory ChartSecretStrategic InformationTale of Terror!!Unaccountably PeckishUnread LogUttershroom SporuleVision of the SurfaceWoundZee-ztory
Ship Rattus Faber AssistantThe Zong of the ZeeTorpedo Components
Story A Gift for the Wistful DevilessA Locket with a Dapper Chap's PortraitA Locket with a Likely Lass' PortraitA Message from the Wistful DevilessA Page from 'The Neathbow': ApocyanA Page from 'The Neathbow': CosmogoneA Page from 'The Neathbow': GantA Page from 'The Neathbow': IrrigoA Page from 'The Neathbow': PeliginA Page from 'The Neathbow': ViolantA Page from 'The Neathbow': ViricA Pewter HorseheadA Phantasmal Encounter, 189-, Captain ------A Whalebone TokenAn Ironclad WillDeeds to a Steam YachtHeirloomKeeper-MothNephrite RingTHE NEATHBOWWeeping Scar