Aboard A Tramp Steamer
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One fun method to get to Polythreme besides using your own vessel is to buy a ticket at Wolfstack Docks. This will allow you experience stories and romances.

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A Ticket to Polythreme

This Tramp Steamer is older than the Fall, and bears the scars of the Unterzee's more exuberant dangers. But the captain says she'll take you to Polythreme, for a stiff price.

A ticket for one?

The price is stiff, and this is a one-way ticket. But the captain insists that she knows the way to far and exotic Polythreme. This is more expensive than using your own ship. You may be away for some time, but you'll be able to purchase a return ticket in Polythreme. You can get Map Scraps by using Glim in your inventory. You will lose your opportunity cards and any progress qualities.
Unlocked with Map Scrap x 150

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Zail Away on the Tramp Steamer

The Tramp Steamer is back in port. Or perhaps it's a different one. They all look like one battered, sad old ship after a while.

Buy a ticket to London

Time to go home. This is more expensive than using your own ship, and the steamer only goes to London. You can gain Surface-Silk scraps by seeing the sights in Polythreme.
Unlocked with Surface-Silk Scrap x 80

A Steamer-Voyage Begins

Wave your handkerchief from the ship's rail! To reach your destination, raise Approaching Journey's End to 9. You don't need to choose your destination until then.

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There is no opportunity deck aboard the Tramp Steamer. The following are the available storylets.


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A Journey Quickly Ended

Sometimes a journey is so enjoyable, so sweet, that it flashes past in a moment.

Get me where I'm going

Perhaps the steamer will be unusually speedy. If you are in a hurry, this will allow you to arrive in Polythreme or London immediately.

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Requires 12 Fate

Fate-locked content must not be placed on the wiki, per the developers.



Approaching Journey's End 1-5

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A Chance Encounter at the Ship's Rail

The Unterzee can be a lonely place. The deck is crowded, but is there someone here on the steamer that catches your eye?

The Intemperate Archaeologist

Polythreme's vital charms have drawn her to this steamer. But what eyes she has, behind those steel-framed spectacles!

_ Persuasive challenge

The Decorous Baronet

What distressing circumstance forced the man, noble of birth and appearance, to this tramp steamer?

_ Persuasive challenge
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Pass Your Time: Heading Out

The steamer is crowded and your 'cabin' is more of a shelf in the hold. You're going to be at zee for some time. How will you stay occupied?
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A little exercise

Tennis and cricket are obviously out. The deck's too crowded even for a short run. But you might be able to organise some quoits or skittles.

_ Dangerous challenge

[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]

Speak to the other travellers

You're going to be with these people for some time. You may as well get to know them.

_ Persuasive challenge

[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]



Approaching Journey's End 5-7

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A Second Encounter

Will you attempt to extend your acquaintance?
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A quiet drink with the Intemperate Archaeologist

You, the lady and a bottle of eye-watering rum.
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_ Persuasive challenge

An evening's confidential conversation with the Decorous Baronet

Two seats near a warm chimney. You, a man of impeccable breeding and a silver snuff-box.
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_ Persuasive challenge
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Pass Your Time: No Sight of Land

The journey has settled you into a routine of sleeping in a cramped bed, eating ship's rations and conversing with the other passengers. How will you keep your mind busy?
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Games of the mind

When the weather's calm, you can set up a table on deck with a chess board.

_ Watchful challenge

[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]

Games of cards

The scourge of the upper classes is alive and well aboard the battered steamer. By now, the portable stakes have gravitated to the best players. Games are played for matchsticks and promissory notes.

_ Shadowy challenge

[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]



Approaching Journey's End 7-9

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The End of a Shipboard Encounter

You'll be ashore soon. But will this acquaintance become a treasured memory?
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An assignation before making port

A shipboard acquaintanceship that turns into a brief romance? How delightful.

A handshake and a goodbye

This relationship has gone as far as it should. Perhaps you'll exchange addresses, but nothing more.

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Pass Your Time: Nearing Journey's End

Is the horizon ahead starting to bump and crinkle? Is that land you can see? You'll be there soon, but what to do now?
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Zailors' tales

Perhaps you're getting sick of the other passengers. The crew know you well enough now to be willing to share their stories.

_ Persuasive challenge

[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]

Read a book

You've read the books you brought with you as much as you can bear. Perhaps one of the other travellers will lend you something.

_ Watchful challenge

[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]



Approaching Journey's End 9

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There at last!

The journey is over! A safe harbour awaits! And at last you can get off this cramped, smoky steamer.
Unlocked with Approaching Journey's End 9

London

The fog, the gaslights, the crowds.

Polythreme

You can hear the screaming of the beacons guiding the steamer into the groaning harbour. Are you ready for this?


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