The Docks

Connected: the Docks

Acquaintance with zee-captains, zailors, dockside pub landlords and travellers from distant nations.


1-9 — Acquainted
10-19 — Recognised
20-49 — Welcome
50-99 — Sound
100-149 — Never Buy Your Own Drinks!
150+ —

Faction Card


By the River's Side: the Docks [Standard]

Lightermen, smugglers, zailors - rough folk, and often overlooked…

Knives forty feet above deck

Zailors stage knife-fights on the narrow metal walkways around steamer funnels. What could be more exhilarating than a desperate struggle forty feet above an unforgiving deck? This will improve your Dangerous.
bearsmall.png [Unlocked with Dangerous 31-70]
shipsmall.png [Unlocked with Connected: The Docks 3]

Buy a round at the Rusty Tramp

"'ere, lads, this one thinks our affections are for sale! Well, fair enough."
red_goldsmall.png [Unlocked with 10 x Rostygold]

Choose Rat-Catcher as your profession

"Last rat-catcher I hired used to shoot man-eaters in Bengal. He went 'ome after a week." "We need someone discreet. Someone reliable. Someone no-one dares cross." A Profession gives you a single unique item; in this case, a Ratting Piece. You may only have one Profession at a time.
bearsmall.png [Unlocked with Dangerous 20]
shipsmall.png [Unlocked with Connected: The Docks 25]
blacksmall.png [Unlocked when Profession: is: None]

Fencing lessons with a Dashing Captain

This fellow claims to have learned swordsmanship in the tomb-colonies, and a far strange land he calls the Presbyterate. This will improve your Dangerous.
bearsmall.png [Unlocked with Dangerous 71]
shipsmall.png [Unlocked with Connected: The Docks 3]

Loaded down

The Savage Docker has a thing or two to say about foreign trade.
clocksmall.png [Unlocked with Counting the Days no more than 13]
wineglasssmall.png [Unlocked when Closest To is: The Docks]
bagsmall.png [Unlocked with Spending Secrets 4]

Solving a case: ask down by the river

The low and despised hear more than their betters know. This is moderately effective.
A matter of luck: it could go either way.
shipsmall.png [Unlocked with Connected: The Docks 3]
jigsawsmall.png [Unlocked when Engaged in a Case]

Impress the Salt-Scarred Navigator

The zailors are close-knit in a knot of superstitions that can only be unpicked from within. But a nod from the Navigator and they'll zing and zail beside you like you'd been born on the waves. If you're not currently Closest To anyone else, this will make you Closest to the Docks.
mapsmall.png [Unlocked with 5 x Puzzling Map]
fistsmall.png [Unlocked with Daring 5]
bagsmall.png [Unlocked with Spending Secrets 4]
wineglasssmall.png [Unlocked when you do not have a Closest To]
[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]

Violate the zailors' most sacred superstition

Zee-bats are larger and more malevolent than their metropolitan cousins, but a zailor would rather eat their own fingers than harm one. "Bad luck," they'd mutter. "Terrible bad luck." Well, let's put it to the test, shall we? Where did you put that frying pan? This will sever your ties with the Docks, allowing you to align with another group. Beware: You will lose all Connected: Docks.
bagsmall.png [Unlocked withSpending Secrets 4]
waves3small.png [Unlocked with 1 x Zee-Ztory]
wineglasssmall.png [Unlocked when Closest To is The Docks]
[This storylet will cost you 5 actions!]

Calling Favours

Favours can be called in at Wolfstack Docks:


A round of well-intentioned backslapping

Ah, I've heard of you! Yes, I have! If you've a mind to forget a few debts, I can make it worth your while…

Unlocked with Connected: The Docks 15

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