|The Crawling Stars|
The Crawling Stars is triggered at zee if you have the following:
- Terror ≥ 25 and ≤ 50
The lookout shouts! Far above, the false-stars in the cavern roof are shifting: a rare and ominous event. What now?
|“Eyes on the deck!”
Forbid them to look. You can't really stop them, but you can at least discourage discussion. They won't like it, but it's safer.
||Grumbles and mutters
“First Officer! Take that man's name!” But they quieten soon enough.
|Record the change and assign a name
If the new shape seems well-omened, your crew may be cheered. Who knows?
Three of the false-stars wink out altogether, as suddenly as closed eyes. The pattern that remains is as hopeless and meaningless as cast dice. Somewhere, a zailor begins to sob.
|Rare failed event (50%)|
|The Alarming Pig
“Pigs,” one zailor sighs. “It's always pigs.” What's wrong with pigs...? The bo'sun shakes a solemn head. “Never ask about pigs at zee,” he insists.
“Bats is luck!” a gap-toothed stoker avers. All agree. Leathery but lucky.
|Rare successful event (40%)|
|The Rayed Wheel
One zailor claims it resembles the sun; another, ‘a Hindoo mandala-cross’! A third suggests ‘the rose-window of Chartres Cathedral’. This excites mockery. Nevertheless, the reaction is positive.