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Recruit officers on your travels - some are familiar faces from SS fallenlondon portgaz.png Fallen London, some are new. Officers provide bonuses to your stats - SS ironsmall.png Iron, SS veilssmall.png Veils, SS mirrorssmall.png Mirrors, SS heartssmall.png Hearts and SS pensmall.png Pages, and they are the most accessible method of training those stats while the limits permit it. They're also a source of stories and interactions of variable interest and profit.

You can view your available officers and mascots anytime by viewing the Officers tab in your gazetteer. If you change officers while at sea, you will gain one unit of SS skullsmall.png Terror.

Obtaining[]

The most common way to obtain Officers is to recruit him/her in SS fallenlondon portgaz.png Fallen London by doing the A new recruit! action. You can only recruit Officers if you have SS aboardsmall.png Another Day: A New Recruit?, a quality gained by arriving in SS fallenlondon portgaz.png Fallen London with SS gamekeeper cottagesmall.png Something Awaits You.

Mascots and other Officers can only be obtained via interactions. See the list below for more details in how to obtain them.

List of officers[]

Cooks[]

Portrait Name Effects Skill Training Limit Notes
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Bandaged Poissonnier SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 This officer can be recruited (for 300 E) by doing The Vengeance of Jonah at Venderbight.
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Bandaged Chef-Paramount SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Promoted from Bandaged Poissonnier by completing his story.
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Nacreous Outcast SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 150 This officer can can be recruited by doing An Extra Move in the story The Pulse of the Principles.
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Nacreous Survivor SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 150 Promoted from Nacreous Outcast by choosing Lose the match at the conclusion of The Pulse of the Principles, or ransomed back from the Fathomking at great expense after winning.
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Shady Cook SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 50 Received with the Veteran of the Campaign of '68 background.
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Scrimshaw Chronicler No Training Obtained during the Memoirs: Glory's Bones quest and selecting the Tell him the truth option to complete the quest.

Chief Engineers[]

Portrait Name Effects Skill Training Limit Notes
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Gall-Eyed Engineer SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 50 Received with the An ordained priest background.
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Genial Magician SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 100 Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 3 or 4.
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Prudent Magician SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 100 Genial Magician becomes this after his story is completed semi-successfully.
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The Satisfied Magician SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 100 Genial Magician becomes this after his story is completed successfully.
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The Urbane Magician SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 100 Genial Magician becomes this after his story is completed unsuccessfully. Great stats but unable to build The Serpentine.
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Maybe's Daughter SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 100 Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 6 or 7.

Recruit this Officer in Mangrove College during a story.

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Maybe's Rival SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 100 Maybe's Daughter becomes this if she successfully returns from Pentstock's Wicket in A Visit to the Bazaar.
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Nobody's Daughter SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 100 Maybe's Daughter becomes this if she is discouraged from going through Pentstock's Wicket in A Visit to the Bazaar.
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Tireless Mechanic SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 150 Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 4 or 5.

Recruit this officer in Frostfound for 20 echos with Engage an Officer: the Tireless Mechanic

First Officers[]

Portrait Name Effects Skill Training Limit Notes
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Carnelian Exile SS mirrorssmall.png Mirrors up to 100 Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 5 or 6, or at the Grand Geode.
SS mercilessmodistegaz.png The Merciless Modiste SS veilssmall.png Veils up to 124* Recruit this Officer in SS Locations Mount Palmerston.png Mount Palmerston for 5x SS parabolalinensmall.png Bale of Parabola-Linen. (Added in Sept 2015.) *The process is risky.
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Sigil-Ridden Navigator SS mirrorssmall.png Mirrors up to 100 Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 9 or 10, or at Shepherd Isles for 50 echo.
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Sigil-Eaten Navigator SS mirrorssmall.png Mirrors up to 100 The Sigil-Ridden Navigator becomes this if his story is completed at Kingeater's Castle
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Sly Navigator SS mirrorssmall.png Mirrors up to 50 Received by starting the game with the Poet background.
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Your Father No Training Your Father can be rescued as one way to obtain his bones, and thus win the game.

Gunnery Officers[]

Portrait Name Effects Skill Training Limit Notes
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Irrepressible Cannoneer SS ironsmall.png Iron up to 100* Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 8 or 9, or in the Iron Republic.

*20% chance to lightly damages the ship and give two points of Iron for one Secret.

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Longshanks Gunner SS ironsmall.png Iron up to 50 Received by starting the game with the A street urchin! background.
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Presbyterate Adventuress SS ironsmall.png Iron up to 100* Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 7 or 8, or in port near Adam's Way.

*22% chance to also gives you a wound and 50 fragments for one Secret.

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Wistful Deviless No Training From the Wistful Deviless storylet on Mount Palmerston.

Surgeons[]

Portrait Name Effects Skill Training Limit Notes
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Brisk Campaigner SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 1 or 2.
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Indomitable Campaigner SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Complete the Brisk Campaigner's storyline.
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Cladery Heir SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Recruit this Officer in London with A New Recruit? value of 1 or higher. Previously was only available to players who backed Sunless Sea at the Navigator Tier or higher.
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Haunted Doctor SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Recruit this Officer in London with a A New Recruit? value of 2 or 3, or at Saviour's Rocks for free.
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Determined Doctor SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Promote this Officer from the Haunted Doctor.
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Disillusioned Doctor SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Promote this Officer from the Determined Doctor.
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The Lady in Lilac SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Random event when Terror is greater than 75. Disappears when Terror goes below 26.
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Plausible Surgeon SS pensmall.pngPages up to 50 Received by starting the game with the A natural philosopher background.
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The Scarred Sister SS heartssmall.png Hearts up to 100 Received by doing the Hunter's Keep storylet.

Mascots[]

Portrait Name Effects Speakable Notes
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Albino Tinkerer No This mascot can be recruited by taking the side of the Rats in Pigmote Isle.
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Comatose Ferret Yes This is your starting mascot.
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Elegiac Cockatoo No This mascot can be recruited by exploring the swamps in Mangrove College.
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Eyeless Skull No This mascot can be recruited by several ways, including exploring the Shattered Citadel in Godfall.
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Guinea Page No This mascot can be recruited by taking the side of the Cavies in Pigmote Isle.
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Keeper-Moth No Possible reward mascot from the The First Curator storyline in Venderbight.
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Monkey Foundling TBD This mascot will volunteer herself if you forebear with her in the Empire of Hands.
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Parabolan Kitten TBD This is a starting mascot unlocked through Fallen London, where it may be obtained from the Kickstarter-exclusive Parabolan Panther or received as a gift from a panther-owner.
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Parabolan Panther No This is a Kickstarter backer-only starting mascot that unlocks the corresponding panther companion in Fallen London. With the right card it could generate giftable Parabolan Kittens.
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Vigilant Idol No The Vigilant Idol can be recruited by completing the Principles' quest in Port Cecil and choosing to win the final chess game.
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Wretched Mog No This mascot can be recruited by spending 3 x Supplies at Mutton Island by choosing the "Pick up a Wretched Mog" interaction.
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Blemmigan Gallivanter Yes Blemmigan Gallivanter can be adopted in London, for free.
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