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* CuteLittleFangs: She has one, another indication of her non-human nature.


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* TheExile: She was exiled from Carnelia for becoming part of the New Sequence. When you come across her she has just been exiled from the New Sequence as well, having apparently rejected the Dawn Machine.


* UndyingLoyalty: She's been the personal doctor to nearly everyone important.[[note]]These people tend to be [[RedundantDepartmentOfRedundancy rich, rich, rich]] and also possessing of great resources with which their retinue can be compensated.[[/note]] She only signs on with you because you're adventurous enough to reliably find the research materials she needs. After she's cured, she sticks by you and readily comes ashore.

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* UndyingLoyalty: She's been the personal doctor to nearly everyone important.[[note]]These people tend to be [[RedundantDepartmentOfRedundancy [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment rich, rich, rich]] and also possessing of great resources with which their retinue can be compensated.[[/note]] She only signs on with you because you're adventurous enough to reliably find the research materials she needs. After she's cured, she sticks by you and readily comes ashore.


* TheQuietOne: Like other officers with [[SideQuest personal stories]], you start hers off by inviting her to dine with you. In addition to a point of supplies (for the meal), dining with her requires Mutersalt; a substance which temporarily paralyses the vocal chords. The reason given is that it ensures that talking only takes place once you've finished eating. She's... quite brisk.

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* TheQuietOne: Like other officers with [[SideQuest personal stories]], you start hers off by inviting her to dine with you. In addition to a point of supplies (for the meal), dining with her requires Mutersalt; Mutersalt: a substance which temporarily paralyses the vocal chords.cords. The reason given is that it ensures that talking only takes place once you've finished eating. She's... quite brisk.


* MindScrew: Two of the three gods' identities are pretty simple: Stone is [[spoiler:the living Mountain of Light]] and Storm is [[spoiler:the dragon Fallen London players know from the What The Thunder Said dream]]. And then there's Salt. Salt is in a class of its own. [[spoiler:The player character must go through an AbstractApotheosis to even ''begin'' understanding what it is. The most concrete information is that Salt was an agent of a being named the White (speculated to be a Judgement), and it came down to the Neath to search for something that doesn't exist in the realms of High Wilderness. It couldn't or wouldn't find what it needed in the known Zee, thus it went East. Other than that, not much is known]].

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* MindScrew: Two of the three gods' identities are pretty simple: Stone is [[spoiler:the living Mountain of Light]] and Storm is [[spoiler:the dragon Fallen London players know from the What The Thunder Said dream]]. And then there's Salt. Salt is in a class of its own. [[spoiler:The player character must go through an AbstractApotheosis to even ''begin'' understanding what it is. The most concrete information is that Salt was an agent of a being named the White (speculated to be a Judgement), Judgement, for both Salt and the White), and it came down to the Neath to search for something that doesn't exist in the realms of High Wilderness. It couldn't or wouldn't find what it needed in the known Zee, thus it went East. Other than that, not much is known]].

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* InterchangeableAsianCultures: It's hard to tell exactly ''what'' country or kingdom this city was originally part of - the name suggests Mongols but the architeture looks Japanese or Chinese. Then again, it's possible their culture has become very different than it initially was since their city fell - that, and you ''are'' an eighteenth-century English person, [[DeliberateValuesDissonance with all the cultural sensitivity that implies.]]


* CoolGate: Several consecutive Cool Gates, being a ladder of ship locks that allow vessels to gradually ascend or descend between the surface and the Neath. It is the only known passage between the two realms, and thus of extreme strategic and economic importance.

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* CoolGate: Several consecutive Cool Gates, being a ladder of ship locks that allow vessels to gradually ascend or descend between the surface and the Neath. It is the only known passage between the two realms, and thus at least one with enough capacity to move large amounts of cargo through [[note]]Another way is Travertine Spiral, which seems to be for foot traffic only[[/note]]. Thus it is of extreme strategic and economic importance.importance to be kept safe by all parties.


* HumanResources: [[spoiler:The place's main operation is heartmetal production, for use in naval weapons. The metals can only be obtained in useful quantity from letting them grow in human hearts. This result in the Soothe & Cooper Tonics, which are pain tonics that have minute quantities of heartmetal in them. When people consume the Tonics, the heartmetal will start to build up in their hearts. This will eventually kill the user, permanently. After that, their corpse will be locked into a longbox, then shipped to the Station for extraction.]]

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* HumanResources: [[spoiler:The place's main operation is heartmetal production, for use in naval weapons. The metals can only be obtained in useful quantity from letting them grow in human hearts. This result in the Soothe & Cooper Tonics, which are pain tonics that have minute quantities of heartmetal in them. When people consume the Tonics, the heartmetal will start to grow and build up in their hearts. This will eventually kill the user, permanently. After that, their corpse will be locked into a longbox, then shipped to the Station for extraction.]]

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* SeaHurtchin: An undersea port built in a giant Lorn-Fluke (basically a city-sized alien urchin). Everything within it is pierced with its spines, and navigating within it is rather hazardous if the flavour text is anything to go by.


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* SeaHurtchin: They look like gigantic purple sea urchins and are therefore harmful to the touch. Although their spikes aren't their only weapon.


* ExploitedImmunity: Milder case, in that the Antheans don't actually fight anyone, but love amusing themselves testing their sharpness against the various things they're immune to. Sharp-livered people love drinking horrible poison and watching it do nothing, sharp-skinned folks find wasps committing useless suicide against their skin to be endlessly amusing, the sharp-spleened enjoy hearing horrible tales of disgusting {{Karma Houdini}}s and having absolutely no reaction, the sharp-boned make bets on who can hold one collapsed ceiling the longest, and so on.

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* ExploitedImmunity: Milder case, in that the Antheans don't actually go out and fight anyone, but love amusing themselves testing their sharpness against the various things they're immune to. Sharp-livered people love drinking horrible poison and watching it do nothing, sharp-skinned folks find wasps committing useless suicide against their skin to be endlessly amusing, the sharp-spleened enjoy hearing horrible tales of disgusting {{Karma Houdini}}s and having absolutely no reaction, the sharp-boned make bets on who can hold one collapsed ceiling the longest, and so on.on.
* EyeScream: The Anthean guiding new people into developing capacity for sharpness has cubes of salt for eyes; cultivate enough sharpness and go for the right teacher and you can go down that route too.



* FantasticCasteSystem: Albeit without very much emphasis on ranking. People with a particular Sharpness tend to congregate in a specific area, and only allow others who share that Sharpness to enter and commingle with them. Furthering stories in Anthe thus involves taking on Sharpnesses that will get you into certain cliques.

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* FantasticCasteSystem: Albeit without very much emphasis on ranking. People with a particular Sharpness tend to congregate in a specific area, and only allow others who share that Sharpness to enter and commingle with them.them, though they don't mind someone with multiple sharpnesses moving from group to group. Furthering stories in Anthe thus involves taking on Sharpnesses that will get you into certain cliques.
*StoryAndGameplaySegregation: Outside of the lessons from the Sharpest, going sharp doesn't affect your stats at all, or have any effect outside of Anthe, except that you can go to Polythreme to lose sharpness. Sharp tongue and lungs might well mean speaking too precisely to boost Hearts, but you'd expect spinosity of bone and sharpness of skin to affect Irons.


* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:They wanted to make their own Judgement, and they got something pretty close to it. Complete with the "sentient" part, which became a problem when their lawmaking machine decided "everyone should obey me" is now a law and burned it into its followers brains]].

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* GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:They wanted to make their own Judgement, and they got something pretty close to it. Complete with the "sentient" part, which became a problem when their lawmaking machine decided "everyone should obey me" is now a law and burned it into its followers followers' brains]].


* PowerTattoo: A symbol of the Correspondence - an ancient, vicious quasi-magical language that literally burns you if you read it for too long - adorns his forehead. It may or may not be alive.

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* PowerTattoo: A symbol of the Correspondence - -- an ancient, vicious quasi-magical language that literally burns you if you read it for too long - -- adorns his forehead. It may or may not be alive.



** [[spoiler: He disappears into Parabola, but apparently loses to the Fingerking. The magician wakes up and expresses his desire to go to zee... [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain he means, return to zee.]] The PlayerCharacter can fulfil the Magician's last request before he left - that they'd drown this creature if it took over his body - or else welcome aboard [[UncannyValley the Urbane Magician.]]]]

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** [[spoiler: He disappears into Parabola, but apparently loses to the Fingerking. The magician wakes up and expresses his desire to go to zee... [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain he means, return to zee.]] The PlayerCharacter can fulfil the Magician's last request before he left - -- that they'd drown this creature if it took over his body - -- or else welcome aboard [[UncannyValley the Urbane Magician.]]]]



* EyepatchOfPower: He lost his right eye during his time with a blind spider-cult - one of many experiences that contributed to his considerable knowledge of the Neath's odder sciences.

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* EyepatchOfPower: He lost his right eye during his time with a blind spider-cult - -- one of many experiences that contributed to his considerable knowledge of the Neath's odder sciences.



* CombatMedic: She's a fully-qualified physician with battlefield experience - most certainly an asset in a fight.

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* CombatMedic: She's a fully-qualified physician with battlefield experience - -- most certainly an asset in a fight.



* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Left a wife and son in the Khanate when he dramatically quit his job there.]]
* DoubleMeaning: When the Poissonnier finally organises the denouement of his long exploration into zee culinary - a feast for the Fathomking's court - the drownies assume from such course titles as "Lost Breath" and "The Surface Far Above" that the whole thing is an exquisitely tasty metaphor for drowning. [[spoiler: The Fathomking himself discerns it's actually for love.]]

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* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler:Left [[spoiler:He left a wife and son in the Khanate when he dramatically quit his job there.]]
* DoubleMeaning: When the Poissonnier finally organises the denouement of his long exploration into zee culinary - -- a feast for the Fathomking's court - -- the drownies assume from such course titles as "Lost Breath" and "The Surface Far Above" that the whole thing is an exquisitely tasty metaphor for drowning. [[spoiler: The Fathomking himself discerns it's actually for love.]]



* CollectorOfTheStrange: This is basically what the University pays them to do - they also apparently have a personal collection of human skulls. (And plant flowers in them.)

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* CollectorOfTheStrange: This is basically what the University pays them to do - -- they also apparently have a personal collection of human skulls. (And plant flowers in them.)



* IntrepidMerchant: At first, he requires the player to be intrepid for him - but only because he's getting ready for the biggest expedition of all. [[spoiler: There is a Sea More Sunless...]]

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* IntrepidMerchant: At first, he requires the player to be intrepid for him - -- but only because he's getting ready for the biggest expedition of all. [[spoiler: There is a Sea More Sunless...]]



* FertileBlood: The Blood of the Mountain of Light flows through Adam's Way. The earth here is so fertile, you can grow a seed into a full-sized tree in a matter of hours. This is not necessarily beneficial - said tree will then just as rapidly wither and die.

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* FertileBlood: The Blood of the Mountain of Light flows through Adam's Way. The earth here is so fertile, you can grow a seed into a full-sized tree in a matter of hours. This is not necessarily beneficial - -- said tree will then just as rapidly wither and die.



* ImAHumanitarian: [[spoiler: They eat people. [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies So might you, if you take them up on their offer of food]] - not every time, but quite often. Once you have partaken, you can do so again much more easily, and if you're low on supplies, [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty the Chapel offers a solution]]...]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: [[spoiler: They eat people. [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies So might you, if you take them up on their offer of food]] - -- not every time, but quite often. Once you have partaken, you can do so again much more easily, and if you're low on supplies, [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty the Chapel offers a solution]]...]]



* CargoCult: [[spoiler:At this point the New Sequencers worship what they've created. Then again, the Judgements (of which the Dawn Machine is an artificial version) are basically gods in Fallen London universe - the highest on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_chain_of_being the Great Chain (which is similar to the Great chain of being)]], further above humanity than humanity is above insects.]]

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* CargoCult: [[spoiler:At this point the New Sequencers worship what they've created. Then again, the Judgements (of which the Dawn Machine is an artificial version) are basically gods in Fallen London universe - -- the highest on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_chain_of_being the Great Chain (which is similar to the Great chain of being)]], further above humanity than humanity is above insects.]]



* RepressiveButEfficient: The slogan of the Dawn Machine's creators, the New Sequence, is "progress without change" - social structures and traditions reborn in a new, unified, efficient, form.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[spoiler:In the VideoGame/FallenLondon universe, the laws in the universe are dictated by the Judgements - stars. They decide what Is and destroy what Is Not with their light. The reason why the Neath is so full of weirdness is that the Judgements can't detect or reach it with their light (except Aestival). This is important because the Dawn Machine is actually a customized version of a Judgement built by the New Sequence, which means that they can put whatever laws that they want into it, functionally rewriting the universe to their own designs. It'll only be enforced when the machine is fully active. You can get a glimpse of said rule-writing if you buy Dawn's Law from them and use it at Aestival]].

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* RepressiveButEfficient: The slogan of the Dawn Machine's creators, the New Sequence, is "progress without change" - -- social structures and traditions reborn in a new, unified, efficient, form.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[spoiler:In the VideoGame/FallenLondon universe, the laws in the universe are dictated by the Judgements - -- stars. They decide what Is and destroy what Is Not with their light. The reason why the Neath is so full of weirdness is that the Judgements can't detect or reach it with their light (except Aestival). This is important because the Dawn Machine is actually a customized version of a Judgement built by the New Sequence, which means that they can put whatever laws that they want into it, functionally rewriting the universe to their own designs. It'll only be enforced when the machine is fully active. You can get a glimpse of said rule-writing if you buy Dawn's Law from them and use it at Aestival]].



* RefugeInAudacity: The final room of Frostfound - its pitch black core - absolutely, positively will send you mad if you didn't come prepared. [[spoiler: One of said ways is to have defied the Gods and wrecked the temple in Whither. If you've done that then you can simply say to yourself "So what? It's just an imaginary castle built by an imaginary God" and leave with 0 terror.]]

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* RefugeInAudacity: The final room of Frostfound - -- its pitch black core - -- absolutely, positively will send you mad if you didn't come prepared. [[spoiler: One of said ways is to have defied the Gods and wrecked the temple in Whither. If you've done that then you can simply say to yourself "So what? It's just an imaginary castle built by an imaginary God" and leave with 0 terror.]]



--> Here they come - the smirking requests from every Captain in the place, wanting to know if you've found their lost pocketwatches. By the time the clerk pays up, it's clear he's paying more for the amusement than the information.

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--> Here they come - -- the smirking requests from every Captain in the place, wanting to know if you've found their lost pocketwatches. By the time the clerk pays up, it's clear he's paying more for the amusement than the information.



--> To record the Republic's events - it's like trying to sing wax or believe water. You do what you can. The third paragraph buds eyes. The date is fundamentally wrong. The full-stops bite. ''You do what you can''.

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--> To record the Republic's events - -- it's like trying to sing wax or believe water. You do what you can. The third paragraph buds eyes. The date is fundamentally wrong. The full-stops bite. ''You do what you can''.



* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Khan's Shadow houses all those that don't fit into the Khanate's new order - nomadic privateers, revolutionaries, criminals and exiles, all crowded into a floating shanty town (a sea-shanty town, if you will).

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* WrongSideOfTheTracks: Khan's Shadow houses all those that don't fit into the Khanate's new order - -- nomadic privateers, revolutionaries, criminals and exiles, all crowded into a floating shanty town (a sea-shanty town, if you will).



* AbsentMindedProfessor: Despite the intellectual power amassed in the College, no-one's taken the time to construct anything beyond the flimsiest of crude huts - they're all too busy hosting salons and constructing theories that will never be published.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Despite the intellectual power amassed in the College, no-one's taken the time to construct anything beyond the flimsiest of crude huts - -- they're all too busy hosting salons and constructing theories that will never be published.



* RealityEnsues: If you decide to try turning a profit hauling cargo across the Mediterranean you have to pass a luck challenge. Hit the 40% fail rate and your voyage involves an encounter with a storm - your ship is made for the windless waveless Zee, and is rated more for zee monsters than for weather.

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* RealityEnsues: If you decide to try turning a profit hauling cargo across the Mediterranean you have to pass a luck challenge. Hit the 40% fail rate and your voyage involves an encounter with a storm - -- your ship is made for the windless waveless Zee, and is rated more for zee monsters than for weather.



* AscendedMeme: The entire island is a reference to the strategy for those who Seek Mr. Eaten's Name in the Fallen London web game. The Seekers would often send each other parcels of rats, especially for Christmas (or as they referred to it, "Ratmas"). There is also a quest during the Mr. Eaten's name story that has the player [[spoiler: maroon themselves on an island without supplies and meditate for days to weeks in real-life]]. The intended difficulty of this leg of the quest was supposed to be the scant resources that could result in death/restarting the quest. The fandom figured out an exploit - sending each other Christmas cards and other social interactions - which granted those in this part of the quest unlimited resources. The seeking groups envisioned an elite team of mailmen delivering rats and care packages to eldritch monks meditating on islands lost in the Unterzee - hence: Nuncio..

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* AscendedMeme: The entire island is a reference to the strategy for those who Seek Mr. Eaten's Name in the Fallen London web game. The Seekers would often send each other parcels of rats, especially for Christmas (or as they referred to it, "Ratmas"). There is also a quest during the Mr. Eaten's name story that has the player [[spoiler: maroon themselves on an island without supplies and meditate for days to weeks in real-life]]. The intended difficulty of this leg of the quest was supposed to be the scant resources that could result in death/restarting the quest. The fandom figured out an exploit - -- sending each other Christmas cards and other social interactions - -- which granted those in this part of the quest unlimited resources. The seeking groups envisioned an elite team of mailmen delivering rats and care packages to eldritch monks meditating on islands lost in the Unterzee - -- hence: Nuncio..Nuncio.



* FisherKing: The King with a Hundred Hearts - his very dreams shape his land and his people.

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* FisherKing: The King with a Hundred Hearts - -- his very dreams shape his land and his people.



* PronounTrouble: The Principles struggles with pronouns - to the extent of confusing itself, other people, material objects and abstract concepts.

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* PronounTrouble: The Principles struggles with pronouns - -- to the extent of confusing itself, other people, material objects and abstract concepts.



* WhatIsThisFeeling: During your quest to collect the various artifacts that act as chess pieces for the Principles' last game, it mentions to you that it's lived its entire life without any regret at all - [[IRegretNothing it never regrets]]. [[spoiler:This, of course, stops being so if you throw the final match against the Nacreous Outcast, which means [[AndIMustScream it doesn't ever get to die like it asked]]]].

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* WhatIsThisFeeling: During your quest to collect the various artifacts that act as chess pieces for the Principles' last game, it mentions to you that it's lived its entire life without any regret at all - -- [[IRegretNothing it never regrets]]. [[spoiler:This, of course, stops being so if you throw the final match against the Nacreous Outcast, which means [[AndIMustScream it doesn't ever get to die like it asked]]]].



* GhostShip: Among the web-covered ruins of the Rocks is the ''Nocturne'' - as in a dark reflection of the ''Mary Celeste'', but with spiders.

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* GhostShip: Among the web-covered ruins of the Rocks is the ''Nocturne'' - -- as in a dark reflection of the ''Mary Celeste'', but with spiders.



All zea creatures and corsairs will ignore you unless you get too close - and will give up if you leave their territory. Except this one. [[SpidersAreScary This spidery monstrosity]] [[MeaningfulName has the name for a reason.]]

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All zea creatures and corsairs will ignore you unless you get too close - -- and will give up if you leave their territory. Except this one. [[SpidersAreScary This spidery monstrosity]] [[MeaningfulName has the name for a reason.]]



* UltimateLifeform: [[spoiler:It's as debatable how objectively "better" they are as it would be for any other self-declared supreme being. The debatable part comes from the fact that other beings may create or destroy them, even if only by dint of intense effort and expenditure of resources. But their laws, among which is the Great Chain, operate on the assumption that they are indeed better - and so wherever their light reaches, it becomes true. And rarely do said lesser beings manage to ''control'' them.]]

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* UltimateLifeform: [[spoiler:It's as debatable how objectively "better" they are as it would be for any other self-declared supreme being. The debatable part comes from the fact that other beings may create or destroy them, even if only by dint of intense effort and expenditure of resources. But their laws, among which is the Great Chain, operate on the assumption that they are indeed better - -- and so wherever their light reaches, it becomes true. And rarely do said lesser beings manage to ''control'' them.]]


* AbstractEater: Can eat your nightmares to free you from them... for a price.

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* AbstractEater: Can He can eat your nightmares to free you from them... for a price.




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The three "nameless" gods of the zee, who appear to have names. They are worshipped by most zailors, who have a variety of superstitions surrounding them - none of which are as strange as the true nature of any one of the gods.

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A [[PhysicalGod quasi-God]] of the Neath who rules over the drownies. You can visit him [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith (or at least a part of him)]] at his [[UnderwaterBase Hold.]]

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* PhysicalGod: Lord of the Zee's dead, a significant political power in his own right, and the [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan formerly-human husband to a Lorn-Fluke.]]]]

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* PhysicalGod: Lord of the Zee's dead, a significant political power in his own right, and the [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan formerly-human husband to a Lorn-Fluke.]]]]Lorn-Fluke]]]].




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* ArcNumber: As in many other places, Seven is key with Lady Black. Specifically, [[spoiler: the twenty-one minute limit on diving is because that's how long before ''she takes you.'']]
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: She has, possibly. She's almost certainly not human anymore, if she ever had been. [[spoiler: Perform her Abyssal Rites in the correct order, and you will as well, and survive her visiting you. She'll be absolutely delighted to have your company.]]

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* ArcNumber: As in many other places, Seven is key with Lady Black. Specifically, [[spoiler: the twenty-one minute limit on diving is because that's how long before ''she takes you.'']]
you'']].
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: She has, possibly. She's almost certainly not human anymore, if she ever had has been. [[spoiler: Perform her Abyssal Rites in the correct order, and you will as well, and survive her visiting you. She'll be absolutely delighted to have your company.]]



* HumanoidAbomination: What exactly she is is not made clear, only that she looks like a beautiful woman with dark hair and a dark dress. What is made clear is that she shares some connection to the [[TheGrimReaper The Boatman]], and is related to many, many deaths at Zee.

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* HumanoidAbomination: What exactly she is is not made clear, only that she looks like a beautiful woman with dark hair and a dark dress. What is made clear is that she shares some connection to the [[TheGrimReaper The the Boatman]], and is related to many, many deaths at Zee.



** Another form, but a certain victory, is if you perform her Abyssal Rites to appease her. Which abysses you can perform each one in is randomized, but they're impossible to do in the wrong order. Do them, and she'll pay you a visit to appreciate your efforts. [[spoiler: You can pull back at the last minute, but her ending ends with EternalLove. You and her are alone together for eternity, in an abandoned copy of London somewhere in the Unter-Unterzee. But you didn't need anyone else anyway. It's equal parts creepy and heartwarming]]

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** Another form, but a certain victory, is if you perform her Abyssal Rites to appease her. Which abysses you can perform each one in is randomized, but they're impossible to do in the wrong order. Do them, and she'll pay you a visit to appreciate your efforts. [[spoiler: You can pull back at the last minute, but her ending ends with EternalLove. You and her are alone together for eternity, in an abandoned copy of London somewhere in the Unter-Unterzee. But you didn't need anyone else anyway. It's equal parts creepy and heartwarming]]
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A Clay Woman and a former member of that band of art-criminals, The Set.

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* LethalChef: What he does to food technically counts as "cooking", in that afterwards, you can, in the absence of any other options, eat it. He's described as more "enthusiastic" than "competent."

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* LethalChef: What he does to food technically counts as "cooking", in that afterwards, you can, in the absence of any other options, eat it. He's described as more "enthusiastic" than "competent.""competent".



* ToServeMan: The reason he wants to go to Wisdom is to be a cook for the Knot-Oracles. Again, we remind you Knot-Oracles are giant eye-encrusted toads that eat ''people'', and apparently have delicate tastes in that regard.

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* ToServeMan: The reason he wants to go to Wisdom is to be a cook for the Knot-Oracles. Again, we remind you The Knot-Oracles are giant eye-encrusted toads that eat ''people'', and apparently have delicate tastes in that regard.




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A mysterious woman exiled from multiple ports for reasons unknown. She has some kind of link to the Gods Of The Zee, but it's not clear if you can even get her to open up about that, or even really anything about herself at all. Recruitable either from The Grand Geode (where she has just been exiled) or as a random event in Fallen London.

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A mysterious woman exiled from multiple ports for reasons unknown. She has some kind of link to the Gods Of The of the Zee, but it's not clear if you can even get her to open up about that, or even really anything about herself at all. Recruitable either from The Grand Geode (where she has just been exiled) or as a random event in Fallen London.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: If you manage to survive all the way to end of her quest, you [[spoiler: meet Salt in the East.]]
* TheFatalist: A firm believer in the inevitability of predestined events.
** Which can lead to a hilarious NotSoStoic moment if you choose to [[ShutUpHannibal kick her out of your cabin when she starts expounding on her philosophy.]]
--> She probably wasn't expecting this path. You thrust her out of the cabin and close the door.

--> There is a tentative knock on the door. "Er... sorry," the Exile calls out. "Can I have my glasses back? I promise not to talk about choice any more."

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: If you manage to survive all the way to end of her quest, you [[spoiler: meet Salt in the East.]]
East]].
* TheFatalist: A firm believer in the inevitability of predestined events.
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events. This can lead to a hilarious NotSoStoic moment if you choose to [[ShutUpHannibal kick her out of your cabin when she starts expounding on her philosophy.]]
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philosophy]].
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There is a tentative knock on the door. "Er... sorry," the Exile calls out. "Can I have my glasses back? I promise not to talk about choice any more."



* HorrorHunger: [[spoiler: Somehow became involved in cannibalism before gaining his first sigil. If you sacrifice his humanity, he once more becomes Unaccountably Peckish.]]

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* HorrorHunger: [[spoiler: Somehow [[spoiler:He somehow became involved in cannibalism before gaining his first sigil. If you sacrifice his humanity, he once more becomes Unaccountably Peckish.]]




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* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Her mother is a mysterious international agent (namely [[spoiler:The Lady in Lilac]]). Her father is [[spoiler:a tiger-count of Parabola.]]

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* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Her mother is a mysterious international agent (namely [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the Lady in Lilac]]). Her father is [[spoiler:a tiger-count of Parabola.]]Parabola]].




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* [[GenkiGirl Genki Gunner]]: They're enthusiastic, to say the least. Multiple exclamation marks are involved.

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* [[GenkiGirl Genki Gunner]]: GenkiGirl: They're enthusiastic, to say the least. Multiple exclamation marks are involved.




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* BandagedFace: Given what happens to her[[spoiler:, her family, and her home]] when you recruit her, it makes sense why she's like this. Namely, [[spoiler:she is Phoebe, who set the house on fire after some... incident at Hunter's Keep.]]

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* BandagedFace: Given what happens to her[[spoiler:, her family, and her home]] when you recruit her, it makes sense why she's like this. Namely, [[spoiler:she is Phoebe, who set the house on fire after some... incident at Hunter's Keep.]]Keep]].




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* EvilMentor: In Sunless Skies picking the "mentor" option during a level up has him as one of the choices. He mentions stories of [[TakeThat the accidents various Zee Captains suffered when they didn't fulfill his requests.]]

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* EvilMentor: In Sunless Skies ''Sunless Skies'', picking the "mentor" option during a level up has him as one of the choices. He mentions stories of [[TakeThat the accidents various Zee Captains captains suffered when they didn't fulfill his requests.]]requests]].




* BaldOfAwesome
** BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BerserkButton: The man is ''quite'' annoyed when asked about the Voracious Diplomat, and makes no effort to hide his disdain for that "unprincipled scoundrel".

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* MysteriousEmployer: He recruits captains to make observations about ship movements and other events abroad, which he then passes on to the powers that be.
** Once the Voracious Diplomat is unlocked, however, he's presented as [[ALighterShadeofGrey your significantly less sinister employer.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Which the narrator notes create a GlowingEyesOfDoom effect
** Sell the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Memento-Mori]] to him and he'll weep ManlyTears as he takes off his glasses. [[spoiler: His eyes are clear-as-day blue. [[SubvertedTrope The glasses are to present an illusion to his compromised colleagues.]]]]

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* MysteriousEmployer: He recruits captains to make observations about ship movements and other events abroad, which he then passes on to the powers that be.
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be. Once the Voracious Diplomat is unlocked, however, he's presented as [[ALighterShadeofGrey your significantly less sinister employer.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Which the narrator notes create a GlowingEyesOfDoom effect
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effect. Sell the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Memento-Mori]] to him and he'll weep ManlyTears as he takes off his glasses. [[spoiler: His eyes are clear-as-day blue. [[SubvertedTrope The glasses are to present an illusion to his compromised colleagues.]]]]




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* BloodKnight: Implied by some of the narration.
* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler: Helping them raises Dawn Machine supremacy. Do the math.]]

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* %%* BloodKnight: Implied by some of the narration.
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* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler: Helping [[spoiler:Helping them raises Dawn Machine supremacy. Do the math.]]




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* AdventurerArchaeologist

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* BodyToJewel: They call it 'Sharpness'.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Developing Sharpness in a given part of your body grants you deftness bordering on perfection, at the expense of your natural flaws and emotions pertaining to it. For instance, one with Sharpness of Tongue will be an excellent, witty and persuasive speaker, but will lose whatever their 'natural' manner of speaking was. It can be cured, though.

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* BodyToJewel: They The locals call it 'Sharpness'.
"Sharpness".
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Developing Sharpness in a given part of your body grants you deftness bordering on perfection, at the expense of your natural flaws and emotions pertaining to it. For instance, one with Sharpness of Tongue will be an excellent, witty and persuasive speaker, but will lose whatever their 'natural' natural manner of speaking was. It can be cured, though.




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A ghostly, submerged mirror of London, populated by drownies. Be careful how long you stay - their songs and dances are entrancing...

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-->''Sometimes - just occasionally - bits of the roof fall off. Be glad you weren't here when this one did.''

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--> '''Adventuress:''' What about the nuns?
--> '''Abbot:''' [[HintSystem Go fight them, then!]]

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* DeathSeeker: Enlists your aid in "dissolution", after one more game of chess.

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* [[SpidersAreScary Spiders Are Really Very Nice Once You Get To Know Them]]

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* FungusHumongous: The place ''is'' one humongous fungus, big enough that people live on it.

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* FungusHumongous: The place ''is'' one humongous fungus, big enough that for people to live on it.it and to have constructed a town on top of its cap.



A city that still considers itself part of the kingdom of the sun, separate from the rest of the Neath. No shadows are permitted anywhere in the city - lamps and mirrors illuminate every single corner.

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* [[SnakesAreEvil Eels Are Evil]]

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* BizarreAlienBiology: The metal cages that bind them have warped their internal anatomies. Their organs are unrecognizable to even an experienced anatomist... oh, and speaking of, they can survive partial vivisection. These enhancements are [[FridgeHorror implied to be man-made.]] [[spoiler: A vision in Parabola implies that the followers of the Dawn Machine are the ones responsible.]]
* BodyHorror: See BizarreAlienBiology.
* ThreateningShark

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* NothingIsScarier: Deconstruction. The Constant Companion hunts by smelling fear - [[DoubleMeaning indeed, its very name is an allusion to fear]] - and so only appears when you and your crew's Terror is high. So as long as you ''aren't'' scared there's nothing to be afraid of! [[ProperlyParanoid But if you are...]]

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* NothingIsScarier: Deconstruction. The Constant Companion hunts by smelling fear - -- [[DoubleMeaning indeed, its very name is an allusion to fear]] - -- and so only appears when you and your crew's Terror is high. So as long as you ''aren't'' scared there's nothing to be afraid of! [[ProperlyParanoid But if you are...]]



Lorn Flukes are already bad, so what happens when they fall under the Dawn Machine's control? Apparently, they become Dawn Flukes.

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* MakeMeWannaShout: Yells Correspondence loud enough to cause explosions. Not that it's hard to destroy things with Correspondence, but they're some of the few to actually weaponise it.

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-->The dissection and classification goes slowly. What manner of creature would need a beaked mouth, a hooked sucker-maw, and a double handful of maxillipeds[[labelnote:Note]]Lobster mouths[[/labelnote]]? And several organs once removed simply will not stay put in their designated piles - not until you start staking them to the deck, anyway.

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-->The dissection and classification goes slowly. What manner of creature would need a beaked mouth, a hooked sucker-maw, and a double handful of maxillipeds[[labelnote:Note]]Lobster mouths[[/labelnote]]? And several organs once removed simply will not stay put in their designated piles - -- not until you start staking them to the deck, anyway.




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* [[TheWormThatWalks The Spider That Swims]]

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A [[OurMonstersAreWeird bizarre, three-sided, three-mouthed predator that moves by acting as its own propeller.]]

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* WeakenedByTheLight: Life in the Neath renders humans vulnerable to the light of the sun. Spending time on the Surface means your zailors are likely to just... die.

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* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Food grown or raised in sunlight is often noted to be much more vivid and enticing than most of what you find in the Neath. It's also cheaper than in most ports.
--> Zailors lick their lips as the provisions come aboard. Warm rye bread, ripely blushing tomatoes, wheels of creamily irresistible cheese, cured hams that set the coxswain's nose twitching like a rabbit's. You'll eat well tonight.
* RealityEnsues: If you decide to try turning a profit hauling cargo across the Mediterranean you have to pass a luck challenge. Hit the 40% fail rate and your voyage involves an encounter with a storm - your ship is made for the windless waveless Zee, and is rated more for zee monsters than for weather.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Life in the Neath renders humans vulnerable to the light of the sun. Spending time Sun. Your captain tries to stay inside in the day and only travels by night. The more you do on the Surface means the more of your zailors vanish. Some are likely to just... die.
deserting. Some just die where they stand.



* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: Ask a question, you'll get a question back. No exceptions for admiralty business, no matter how important.

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* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: Ask a question, you'll get a question back. No exceptions for admiralty business, no matter how important.
important. If they ''answered'' questions they'd just end up exiled to Codex.


* DeadlyGame: You can play her favourite game with her, Knife and Candle, which involves using subterfuge to get your knife to the other player's throat first. If you lose she gives you a flesh wound, just for fun. If you win you can increase your veils. [[spoiler: [[BloodLust Or you can tear her heart out, as you choose.]]]]



* Cameo: She shows up as an officer in AHouseOfManyDoors in the Cathedral of Stolen Gods, though there she uses her actual name rather than a moniker.
* DeadlyGame: You can play her favourite game with her, Knife and Candle, which involves using subterfuge to get your knife to the other player's throat first. If you lose she gives you a flesh wound, just for fun. If you win you can increase your veils. [[spoiler: [[BloodLust Or you can tear her heart out, as you choose.]]]]



* EvilMentor: In Sunless Skies picking the "mentor" option during a level up has him as one of the choices. He mentions stories of [[TakeThat the accidents various Zee Captains suffered when they didn't fulfill his requests.]]



* EvilMentor: In Sunless Skies picking the "mentor" option during a level up has him as one of the choices. He mentions stories of [[TakeThat the accidents various Zee Captains suffered when they didn't fulfill his requests.]]

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