Embarking on a Voyage of Scientific Discovery (Guide)

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This is a guide for Ship.png Embarking on a Voyage of Scientific Discovery and discovering islands in the Unterzee.

Why would you embark on a scientific journey?

In order to start the storyline, you'll need the following requirements:

You can play either A Sneering Gentleman and Set out on a Scientific Expedition in order to start. You will also meet some people in Bazaar.png Bazaar Side-streets. Once done with this, you should head to your lodgings to do some preliminary research.

Preliminary Research[edit]

This may seem like a bad deal, but preliminary research can actually be pretty profitable. For reference, each scientific worth can be exchanged for up to 0.1 E worth of items in the right quantities.

Option Requirement Cost Gain Lucky (in addition)
Look at the current trend in Theosophistry Salon2.png 3 x Favours: Society Salon2.png 3 x Favours: Society Papers3.png 50 x TN
Find promising students Urchin.png 2 x Favours: Urchins
Clergy.png 2 x Favours: The Church
Flames.png 2 x Favours: Revolutionaries
Urchin.png 2 x Favours: Urchins
Clergy.png 2 x Favours: The Church
Flames.png 2 x Favours: Revolutionaries
Paperstack.png 50 x CN

Papers2.png 50 x AN
Papers3.png 50 x TN

Conversation.png 1 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
Pay someone else to research for you Wake.png 80 x Memory of Distant Shores Paperstack.png 50 x CN

Papers2.png 50 x AN
Papers3.png 50 x TN

Have instruments ground Birdie.png 1 x Whirring Contraption Paperstack.png 50 x CN

Papers2.png 50 x AN
Papers3.png 50 x TN

Consult your current work Library.png 1 x Volume of Collated Research Paperstack.png 40 x CN

Papers2.png 40 x AN
Papers3.png 40 x TN

Wake.png 1 x Memory of Distant Shores
Summarise your experiences in the Wars of Illusion Mirrordark.png Embroiled in the Wars of Illusion 25 Implication.png 1 x Extraordinary Implication Papers3.png 35 x TN Crypticsecret.png 20 x Cryptic Clue
Consult the Masters of the Bazaar Mastertc.png Connected: The Masters of the Bazaar 3 Mastertc.png Connected: The Masters of the Bazaar 2 CP Papers2.png 100 x AN Honeymazed.png 3 x Maniac's Prayer
Trade in academic favours University.png Connected: Summerset 20
University.png Connected: Benthic 20
University.png Connected: Summerset 91-114 CP
University.png Connected: Benthic 91--114 CP
Paperstack.png 100 x CN
Examine your collection of curiosities Gift.png 1 x Collection of Curiosities Papers2.png 150 x AN Mountainglow.png 1 x Mystery of the Elder Continent
Test your Unearthly Fossil Fossil.png 1 x Unearthly Fossil Paperstack.png 80 x CN
Amber red.png 1 x Nodule of Warm Amber
Amber red.png 4 x Nodule of Warm Amber

The easiest way to get a lot of research starts by using 3 Library.png Collated Research. This provides 120 of each type of research. It may also be worth it to spend Fossil.png Unearthly Fossils. Spending 3 fossils and 3 research lands you 360 Cryptonotes and 120 of the others. Make sure to choose either of the "Enough research" options, or you will not be able to travel to the islands.


The Islands[edit]

Some of the islands have special requirements or options that require the following:

Note that outfits are locked while on the three islands. You will want your Owl.png Watchful gear.

In addition to the islands providing research, The Fleet of Truth is a card that can be drawn while zailing, which provides some progress to zailing, in addition to 5 pages of each type.

Bullbone Island[edit]

Island1.png
Option Requirement Gain
The bones of Bullbone[1] Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! < 4 Paperstack.png 12 x CN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC

Oho - a little writing Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! 4-5 Papers2.png 13 x PN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC
Ruins.png +1 CP Walking the Falling Cities

Creaking in the breeze Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 6 Paperstack.png 13 x CN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC
Scrawl1.png +1 CP Seeing through the Eyes of Icarus

Search the island Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 8 Papers3.png 40 x TN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png OiC set to 9

Write up your notes Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 9 Paperstack.png 150 x CN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png OiC set to 10

Total Paperstack.png 249 x CN

Papers3.png 40 x TN
Papers2.png 78 x PN
for 21 actions (not including Zailing)

  1. An alternate option allows you to get Beesinthebone.png Horned Skull

Corpsecage Island[edit]

Corpsecageisland.png
Option Requirement Gain
Digging up bones and rough justice Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! < 4 Papers2.png 12 x PN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC

Examine the ruins for clues Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! 4-5 Papers3.png 13 x TN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC
Ruins.png +1 CP Walking the Falling Cities

See what you can dig up Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 6 Papers2.png 13 x PN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC
Ruins.png +1 CP Walking the Falling Cities

Inauspicious iron Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 8 Paperstack.png 40 x CN

Scrawl1.png +1 CP Seeing through the Eyes of Icarus
Amber red.png 10 x Nodule of Warm Amber
Sidebarorthosiscoming.png OiC set to 9

Writing it all down Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 9 Papers2.png 150 x PN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png OiC set to 10

Total Paperstack.png 40 x CN

Papers3.png 78 x TN
Papers2.png 249 x PN
for 21 actions (not including Zailing)

Grunting Fen[edit]

Gruntingfen.png
Option Requirement Gain
Listen to the island Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! < 4 Papers3.png 12 x TN

Mirror4.png +1 CP Touched by Fingerwork
Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC

What manner of things live here? Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! 4-5 Paperstack.png 12 x CN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC
Mirror4.png +1 CP Touched by Fingerwork

What can you learn of matters spiritual and supernatural? Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 6 Papers3.png 13 x TN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC
Mirror4.png +1 CP Touched by Fingerwork

Catch some Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 7 Paperstack.png 13 x CN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png +2 CP OiC

No more peculiar than anything else here Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 8 Papers2.png 40 x PN

Mirror4.png +1 CP Touched by Fingerwork
Sidebarorthosiscoming.png OiC set to 9

Rich insights Sidebarorthosiscoming.png Orthos is Coming! = 9 Papers3.png 150 x TN

Sidebarorthosiscoming.png OiC set to 10

Total Paperstack.png 124 x CN

Papers3.png 249 x TN
Papers2.png 40 x PN
for 21 actions (not including Zailing)


Organise your Research[edit]

Once you've completed at least one scientific expedition, a new storylet opens at your lodgings. The options at 120 notes gives you a memento of your work.

Option Cost Reward Value (value per note)
Collate your cryptopalaeontological work Paperstack.png 120 x Cryptonotes 7.5 (6.25 p)
Collate your prelapsarian archaeological work Papers2.png 120 x Archaeological Notes 7.5 (6.25 p)
Collate your research into Theosophistry Papers3.png 120 x Theosphistical Notes 7.5 (6.25 p)
Gather all your work into a library Library.png Voluminous Library N/A
Speak to professional persons with academic pretensions Papers2.png 500 x Archaeological Notes Bookblack.png 4 x Uncanny Incunabulum 50 (10 p)
Sell your Theosophistical conclusions Papers3.png 500 x Theosphistical Notes 50 (10 p)
Speak to naturalists, hunters and the breeders of monsters Paperstack.png 500 x Cryptonotes Eyestorm.png 4 x Storm-Threnody 50 (10 p)
Re-establish your academic reputation N/A
Breed a beast Owl2.png Bifurcated Owl Not relevant
Another round of preliminary research Allows you to do preliminary research again N/A