Diving in the Magistracy
SPOILERS AHEAD! BE WARNED!
The Magistracy is already unrecognizable as soon as you are below the water. Green moss covers the walls. Tiny, misshapen fish swirl around your diving bell.
Description summary:
As your Diving Depth increases, the title and description of this Storylet change. The description above is when you first enter the water, values at lower depths can be seen by expanding the text below.
Depth | Ending on Title | Description |
---|---|---|
1 | Just Below the Surface | The Magistracy is already unrecognizable as soon as you are below the water. Green moss covers the walls. Tiny, misshapen fish swirl around your diving bell. |
2 | The Snails | Here, the stones in the walls have been fitted so perfectly; no light can shine through any cracks. Spiral motifs were carved into them, once, though they are worn nearly smooth. |
3 | Among Boughs | The walls here are tangled with the ancient remains of roots and vines. The stone is cracked by their intrusion, though the wood itself has long since petrified or rotted away. |
4 | Open Space | Your diving bell has entered a larger space; the dim glim-lamp light barely reaches the walls here. The light from above has completely faded; but something glows in the distance below. |
5 | Peligin Water | The water here is brutally cold, and livid with peligin light. Shadows flit around in the water, borne on fins or tentacles. The bottom is near. |
6 | The Bottom? | A stone floor impedes further progress. Patterns were carved into it, once; now they are partially obscured by a carpet of peligin moss. This is an inhuman place. |
[Find the rest of the story at https://www.fallenlondon.com]
Unlocked with redirect from Descend, or Dive in the Magistracy Basement
Options:
Ascend
- Spoiler Unlocked with Diving Depth 2
Locked with Nightmares 7
Success
Up, up, up
- You ascend towards the surface... (Decreases Diving Depth by 1)
- Acclimating to Pressure is increasing… (+1 CP)
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
Descend
- Spoiler Unlocked with Diving Depth
Locked with Diving Depth equal to Evenlode Diving Bell, Nightmares 6
Success
Down, down, down
- You go down into the water... (Increases Diving Depth by 1, up to Diving Bell level)
- Acclimating to Pressure is increasing… (+1 CP)
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
Emergence
Emerge from the water
- Spoiler Unlocked with Acclimating to Pressure
Locked with Diving Depth 2, Nightmares 7
Success
The Bends
- Wounds is increasing… (+ Acclimating to Pressure CP)
- You are no longer diving. (Resets Diving Depth to 0)
- Your 'Acclimating to Pressure' Quality has gone!
Redirects to: Foyer of the Magistracy
^
Emerge from the water (Pressure-Acclimated)
- Spoiler Locked with Diving Depth 2, Nightmares 7, Acclimating to Pressure
Success
Gasping
- You are no longer diving. (Removes all Diving Depth)
Redirects to: Foyer of the Magistracy
^
ASCEND!
- Spoiler Unlocked with Nightmares 7
Success
Emergency exit
- You are no longer diving. (Resets Diving Depth to 0)
- Wounds is increasing… (+ 6 (?) CP)
- Your 'Acclimating to Pressure' Quality has gone!
Redirects to: Foyer of the Magistracy
^
Searching Floors
Search the upper floors ( Diving Depth 1 to 2)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Diving Depth 1 to 2
Locked with Nightmares 7
Challenge information
Broad, Watchful 200 || 137 - very chancy (41%) || 170 - chancy (51%) || 204 - modest (61%) || 237 - very modest (71%) || 270 - low-risk (81%) || 304 - straightforward (91%) || 334 - straightforward (100%)
Success
Someone's lunch?
- Watchful is increasing…
- You've gained 1 x Tin of Zzoup
- You've gained Diving Depth x Inkling of Identity
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Rare Success
A find!
- Watchful is increasing…
- You've gained 2 x Trace of the First City
- You've gained 7 x First City Coin
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Failure
Momentarily lost
- Watchful is increasing…
- Nightmares is increasing… (+1 CP)
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Search the lower floors ( Diving Depth 3 to 4)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Diving Depth 3 to 4
Locked with Nightmares 7
Challenge information
Broad, Watchful 210 || 144 - very chancy (41%) || 179 - chancy (51%) || 214 - modest (61%) || 249 - very modest (71%) || 284 - low-risk (81%) || 319 - straightforward (91%) || 350 - straightforward (100%)
Success
Trinkets of the First City
- Watchful is increasing…
- You've gained 2 x Trace of the First City
- You've gained 5 + ( Diving Depth) x First City Coin
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- You've gained 1 x Expertise of the First City
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Rare Success
A Curious Ring
- Watchful is increasing…
- You've gained 2 + ( Diving Depth) x Trace of the First City
- You've gained 1 x Ring of Stone
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- You've gained 1 x Expertise of the First City
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Failure
A Shadow
- Watchful is increasing…
- Nightmares is increasing… (+2 CP)
Search the lowest Floors ( Diving Depth 5+)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Diving Depth 5
Locked with Nightmares 7
Challenge information
Broad, Watchful 220 || 151 - very chancy (41%) || 187 - chancy (51%) || 224 - modest (61%) || 261 - very modest (71%) || 297 - low-risk (81%) || 334 - straightforward (91%) || 367 - straightforward (100%)
Success
Traces and Trails
- Watchful is increasing…
- You've gained 2 x Trace of the First City
- You've gained 4 x First City Coin
- You've gained 50*( Diving Depth) x Jade Fragment
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- You've gained ( Diving Depth) x Expertise of the First City
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Rare Success
An Ancient Coffer
- Watchful is increasing…
- You've gained 1 x Ring of Stone
- You've gained 5 x First City Coin
- You've gained 50*( Diving Depth) x Jade Fragment
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- You've gained ( Diving Depth) x Expertise of the First City
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Failure
Is Something Here?
- Watchful is increasing…
- Nightmares is increasing… (+3 CP)
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
Seeking the Throne Room
Look for the Throne Room ( Diving Depth 5+)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Diving Depth 5, Seeking a Submerged Throne Room 1
Locked with Nightmares 7
Challenge information
Broad, Watchful 220 || 151 - very chancy (41%) || 187 - chancy (51%) || 224 - modest (61%) || 261 - very modest (71%) || 297 - low-risk (81%) || 334 - straightforward (91%) || 367 - straightforward (100%)
Success
A Tangling Line
- Watchful is increasing…
Redirects to: The Place of the Judge
Failure
Ever turning left
- Watchful is increasing…
- Nightmares is increasing… (+3 CP)
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
Meet The One Who Dwells Below
Chase the light in the darkness ( Diving Depth 6)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Diving Depth 6, Chasing the Glow of Peligin
Locked with Nightmares 7, Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy (hidden)
Challenge information
Broad, Chasing the Glow of Peligin 8 || 6 - very chancy (45%) || 7 - chancy (52%) || 9 - modest (67%) || 10 - very modest (75%) || 11 - low-risk (82%) || 13 - straightforward (97%) || 14 - straightforward (100%)
Success
Bright and Near
Redirects to: The Light-In-Exile
Failure
Bright and Distant
- Watchful is increasing…
- Nightmares is increasing… (+4 CP)
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
Revisit the light in the darkness ( Diving Depth 6)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Diving Depth 6, Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy 1 (hidden)
Locked with Nightmares 7
Challenge information
Narrow, Monstrous Anatomy 4 || 0 - high-risk (20%) || 1 - high-risk (30%) || 2 - tough (40%) || 3 - very chancy (50%) || 4 - chancy (60%) || 5 - modest (70%) || 6 - very modest (80%) || 7 - low-risk (90%) || 8 and above - straightforward (100%)
Success
Bright and Near
Redirects to: The Light-In-Exile
Failure
Bright and Distant
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- Nightmares is increasing… (+4 CP)
Airs-Dependent Options
Observe a gilled lamp-cat ( Airs 25-50)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Airs of the Evenlode 25 to 50
Locked with Nightmares 7
Challenge information
Narrow, Monstrous Anatomy Unknown Difficulty Level
Success
Something Changed
- Monstrous Anatomy is increasing… (+1 CP, up to level 5 + Monstrous Anatomy Studies)
- You've gained (4 + Diving Depth) x Incisive Observation
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Failure
A blur of Light
Wiki note: Drop: Acclimating to Pressure and Increase: Chasing the Glow of Peligin need additional verification
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
- Monstrous Anatomy is increasing… (+1 CP, up to level 5 + Monstrous Anatomy Studies)
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Go spear-fishing ( Airs 51-75)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Airs of the Evenlode 51-75
Locked with Nightmares 7
Challenge information
Broad, Dangerous 210 || 144 - very chancy (41%) || 179 - chancy (51%) || 214 - modest (61%) || 249 - very modest (71%) || 284 - low-risk (81%) || 319 - straightforward (91%) || 350 - straightforward (100%)
Success
A Prize Caught
- Dangerous is increasing…
- You've gained (1 + Diving Depth) x Deep-zee Catch
- You've gained 2 x Fin Bones, Collected
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Rare Success
A Prize Caught
- Dangerous is increasing…
- You've gained 1 x Tiny Cave Fish
- You've gained 2 x Fin Bones, Collected
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Failure
A Prize Lost
- Dangerous is increasing…
- Nightmares is increasing… (+1 CP)
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
Study drowned architecture ( Airs 76-100)
- Spoiler Unlocked with Airs of the Evenlode 76
Locked with Nightmares 7
Challenge information
Broad, Watchful 200 || 137 - very chancy (41%) || 170 - chancy (51%) || 204 - modest (61%) || 237 - very modest (71%) || 270 - low-risk (81%) || 304 - straightforward (91%) || 334 - straightforward (100%)
Success
Cyclopean
- Watchful is increasing…
- Monstrous Anatomy is increasing… (+1 CP)
- You've gained 1 x Extraordinary Implication
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
Without Discovered: the Lowest Floors of the Magistracy:
- Chasing the Glow of Peligin is increasing… (+( Diving Depth) CP)
Failure
Cyclopean
- Watchful is increasing…
- Nightmares is increasing… (+2 CP)
- Acclimating to Pressure is dropping… (-1 CP)
- [Airs of the Evenlode change…] (random)
Help
Seek consolation from a Diving Companion ( Diving Depth < 4)
- Spoiler Unlocked with A Submerged Rector , Nightmares 3
Locked with Diving Depth > 3
Success
Doubts are abroad: make Thou these doubts to cease
- Nightmares is dropping… (-2 CP)