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Hannah Flynn
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12/17/2015




A presence dominates your Lodgings. Its fur-trimmed robe is the red of blood on snow.


Every year, Mr Sacks calls upon Londoners, demanding offerings for its terrible sack. And Londoners give; anything to make it leave.

Now it has a commission for you. Three dark deliveries to places far and wide, across the Zee.

Captains who have submitted a port report for Avid Horizon are warned to expect a red-clad visitor at their Lodgings. This story is best attempted when your captain is well-traveled.

This free story by Richard Cobbett comes with our most delicious wishes, to all of our players, for a merry winterval!

Our humble thanks to you for playing Sunless Sea, for sharing and reviewing it, and making this year an unprecedented triumph for our team. We’ll see you again in 2016.

edited by h4nchan on 12/17/2015

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Màiread
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12/17/2015
Oh, how delicious. Can't wait to try it...but I think I'll hold off until Christmas Eve. Many thanks for all your hard work!

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John Savage
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12/17/2015
A-ha! I was looking for another thing for my dashing zee-captain to accomplish! Thanks!!

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Bertrand Leonidas Poole
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12/17/2015
I can't stop staring at that..... bizarre image in the left of the picture.
It's hypnotizingly confusing. That blank-eyed, yet self-satisfied, expression.
Like a mavelolent grandmother Drownie.
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Xane Al-Rahibi
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12/17/2015
Bertrand Leonidas Poole wrote:
I can't stop staring at that..... bizarre image in the left of the picture.
It's hypnotizingly confusing. That blank-eyed, yet self-satisfied, expression.
Like a mavelolent grandmother Drownie.

It looks like a small child who just at chocolate so delicious that his internal organs are melting.

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Charlotte_de_Witte
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12/17/2015
Thank-you!

Can I ask will this remain available to play after the holiday is past, or is it purely seasonal?

[My computer is a little bit Zee-sick right now- but Santa is due to bring a new heat exchange smile ]

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Hannah Flynn
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12/17/2015
Yes, it'll be there indefinitely. Enjoy it at your leisure!

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Charlotte_de_Witte
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12/17/2015
Hannah Flynn wrote:
Yes, it'll be there indefinitely. Enjoy it at your leisure!



Excellent! Thank-you Hannah! I hope you have a wonderful, and very well deserved, Christmas break, you and all the FB team!
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John Savage
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12/17/2015
Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
Thank-you!

Can I ask will this remain available to play after the holiday is past, or is it purely seasonal?

[My computer is a little bit Zee-sick right now- but Santa is due to bring a new heat exchange smile ]


Think you could get him to swing by here and drop off an entirely new system? I mean..... Santa's got it like that, right? LOL
edited by John Savage on 12/17/2015

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Kolanowski
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12/17/2015
Xane Al-Rahibi wrote:
Bertrand Leonidas Poole wrote:
I can't stop staring at that..... bizarre image in the left of the picture.
It's hypnotizingly confusing. That blank-eyed, yet self-satisfied, expression.
Like a mavelolent grandmother Drownie.

It looks like a small child who just at chocolate so delicious that his internal organs are melting.



Knowing the Neath, this might not be an overstatement.

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NiteBrite
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12/19/2015
This looks pretty interesting. I tried starting up a new game, fresh captain (shadowed past), no stats/legacies, steam launch and got pretty far in the quest before a zee bat spotted me and I died. But it seemed like this new Mr Sacks storyline isn't very stats or hold intensive. It felt like it was doable even with a completely fresh and disadvantaged captain blindly zailing an undiscovered map (with a bit of knowledge on how tiles spawn).
[spoiler]What I found interesting was I wasn't able to immediately identify which master was playing the role of Mr Sacks. It might be I just didn't get far enough in the content, and I'll need to try again for sure, but this may lend some credence to the theory that Mr Sacks is the 11th unique Master.[/spoiler]
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Lord Hoot
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12/19/2015
A lovely little story, thanks guys.

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metasynthie
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12/19/2015
NiteBrite wrote:
But it seemed like this new Mr Sacks storyline isn't very stats or hold intensive. It felt like it was doable even with a completely fresh and disadvantaged captain blindly zailing an undiscovered map (with a bit of knowledge on how tiles spawn).


Once you get to the third delivery it becomes more clear who you're dealing with. And after that delivery, if you continue on to the next part of the story, there are some more advanced requirements (you have to have reached the end of a particular island's story, or near the end).

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12/19/2015
This is Lovely indeed! I'll link this to the Steam Community!
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Optimatum
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12/24/2015
Though I've only chosen one ending option, specifically the shorter ending, the story felt much more... emotional than many of the other storylines I've played. Though that's partially due to the air of unresolved mystery I was left with. I don't really understand which Master this Sacks was, aside from the slight knowledge of who it wasn't.

Also is Mr. Sacks really supposed to have +2000 engine power and +25% fuel efficiency, given that he's not equippable?

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12/25/2015
Optimatum wrote:
Though I've only chosen one ending option, specifically the shorter ending, the story felt much more... emotional than many of the other storylines I've played. Though that's partially due to the air of unresolved mystery I was left with. I don't really understand which Master this Sacks was, aside from the slight knowledge of who it wasn't.

Also is Mr. Sacks really supposed to have +2000 engine power and +25% fuel efficiency, given that he's not equippable?

It's not a Master, [spoiler]It's multiple Noman emulating multiple Masters. Considering his engine stats, it suggests he's Mr. Fires' Noman! wink [/spoiler]
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    Optimatum
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    12/25/2015
    Well yeah, like I said I'm not sure which Master is this Sacks's Original. I don't really know much about Mr. Fires but this doesn't really strike me as quite the same behavior, especially the rivalry issue since the only conflict I remember involving him was with Spices.

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    12/25/2015
    Optimatum wrote:
    Well yeah, like I said I'm not sure which Master is this Sacks's Original. I don't really know much about Mr. Fires but this doesn't really strike me as quite the same behavior, especially the rivalry issue since the only conflict I remember involving him was with Spices.

    See the wink I wasn't serious about the reference besides what they are made of. I only made that joking comparison because he is Industry and the engine boost/improvement is the closest Master comparison we got.
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    Optimatum
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    12/25/2015
    Nah it's quite clearly Mr. Sacks's Noman since you get a sack of goodies at the end separate from whatever sack the various deliveries were being pulled from :y

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    12/25/2015
    Optimatum wrote:
    Nah it's quite clearly Mr. Sacks's Noman since you get a sack of goodies at the end separate from whatever sack the various deliveries were being pulled from :y

    There is no Mr. Sacks...it's [spoiler]an amalgam of different Master's Nomen. They all collect things.[/spoiler]
    Edit: Oh that one is an Emoji/emoticon too?

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