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Shady Cook
Shady Cook
Position Cook

SS heartssmall.png +1 x Hearts

Data ID 107460

Shady Cook is a potential Cook crew member.


He is not all that talkative. "Whatcheront?" is the most common response, but before he can speak more a coughing fit takes him. Eventually, he straightens up and wipes his mouth, slowly, with his forearm.

Game note: He is not the most hygienic of officers, but he'll do until you find someone better.

Character description[]

"He can render the supplies edible, if not palatable."


The Shady Cook is obtained automatically if you have chosen Your Past as Veteran of the Campaign of '68.


Interaction Unlocked by Effects Notes
Increase your Hearts



"Sorgalotagubbins. Gamasonssey!"

Game note: Spend a Secret to improve your Hearts, but no higher than 50.
Ask him what he wants from life?

Why did the Shady Cook choose to go to zee?


He looks you directly in the eyes. "Seolly." He repeats it, more slowly. "Sea of Lilies." He licks his lips, very slowly. Eventually you have to look away.

Game note: The Sea of Lilies is somewhere in the east-central Unterzee.

External Interactions[]

Location Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Wisdom Let the Shady Cook go ashore

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