Fruits of the Zee Festival (Guide)

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The Fruits of the Zee is an annual festival taking place in the last two weeks of August on Mutton Island. The main focus is fishing, but it's also an opportunity to see some sights, obtain unique items, interact with the Mayor, and discover your Destiny.

Getting to the Festival[edit]

If you have have a Ship, you are welcome to zail over to Mutton Island on your own. However, most will find it easier and less costly to Catch a ferry to the Fruits of the Zee festival at Wolfstack Docks.

Going Fishing[edit]

Hire a fishing boat to go fishing for a Carcass.png Strange Catch.

Seamonster2.png Gone Fishing 1-9[edit]

Each turn of fishing lets you choose between two Quirk checks. All checks are Narrow 2 and have the same effects. Succeeding the check adds +2 CP Knife.png Running Battle... whereas failing the check gives -1 CP Knife.png Running Battle... and adds +1 CP to the tested Quirk, up to level 5.

Island2.png Sights Quirk 1 Quirk 2
Island2.png 1-10  Quirkaustere.png Austere Quirkhedonist.png Hedonist
Island2.png 11-20  Quirkhedonist.png Hedonist Quirksubtle.png Subtle
Island2.png 21-30  Quirksubtle.png Subtle Quirkdaring.png Daring
Island2.png 31-40  Quirkdaring.png Daring Quirkmelancholy.png Melancholy
Island2.png 41-50  Quirkmelancholy.png Melancholy Quirkheartless.png Heartless
Island2.png 51-60  Quirkheartless.png Heartless Quirksteadfast.png Steadfast
Island2.png 61-70  Quirksteadfast.png Steadfast Quirkforceful.png Forceful
Island2.png 71-80  Quirkforceful.png Forceful Quirkruthless.png Ruthless
Island2.png 81-90  Quirkruthless.png Ruthless Quirkmagnanimous.png Magnanimous
Island2.png 91-100  Quirkmagnanimous.png Magnanimous Quirkaustere.png Austere

In addition to the Quirk checks, some levels of Island2.png Sights at the Festival allow you to spend an item for a guaranteed increase to Knife.png Running Battle....

Island2.png Sights Item Cost Knife.png Gain
Island2.png 15-25  Map.png 1 x Map Scrap Knife.png +2 CP 
Island2.png 43-63  Waves3.png 1 x Zee-Ztory Knife.png +5 CP 
Island2.png 76-95  Mapfragment.png 1 x Partial Map Knife.png +10 CP 

One last effort![edit]

When Seamonster2.png Gone Fishing reaches 10, you have the opportunity to make one last effort if you wish. This allows you to gain a final Knife.png +6 CP Running Battle... by raising one Quirk by +3 CP while decreasing another Quirk by an equal amount. The pair of Quirks depends on Island2.png Sights at the Festival, but you will always get to choose which of the two you want to raise.

Island2.png Sights Quirk 1 Quirk 2
Island2.png 1-33  Quirkforceful.png Forceful Quirkaustere.png Austere
Island2.png 34-66  Quirkheartless.png Heartless Quirksteadfast.png Steadfast
Island2.png 67-100  Quirkdaring.png Daring Quirkmelancholy.png Melancholy

End of the cycle[edit]

At Seamonster2.png Gone Fishing 10-11 you get to choose whether to Land your catch or Throw it back.

If you Throw it back, Knife.png Running Battle... will be halved and Seamonster2.png Gone Fishing reset to 1, allowing you to build up Knife.png Running Battle... from a higher base.

When you choose to Land your catch, you trade in your Knife.png Running Battle... for an equal level of Carcass.png Strange Catch and finish your fishing trip.

Visit The Fruits of the Zee Festival! for opportunities to trade in your Carcass.png Strange Catch, including The Wreckers' Cove.

The Fruits of the Zee Festival![edit]

See the sights and mingle at The Fruits of the Zee Festival! Many branches are available on this storylet, changing with the Island2.png Sights at the Festival randomiser. Most branches offer a random number of various items based on one or more of your main Attributes. A few branches allow you trade in a Carcass.png Strange Catch. Additionally, you may be able to find the current Mayor for a unique story.

Normal Branches[edit]

Island2.png Sights Action Success Alternative Success
Island2.png 0-5  Spy on a delivery for the Custodial Chef Appallingsecret.png 4 to Owl.png /15 x Appalling Secret
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 2 CP Nightmares
-
Island2.png 0-33  Listen to the Drownies' songs Scaryeye.png 1 + (0 to Owl.png /50) x Tale of Terror!!
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 2 CP Nightmares
Heart.png 0 to Owl.png /10 x Romantic Notion
Waves3.png 1 x Zee-Ztory
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 2 CP Nightmares
Island2.png 0-33  Dance with a Drownie Map.png 5 to Fox.png /10 x Map Scrap
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Waves3.png 1 to Fox.png /50 x Zee-Ztory
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Island2.png 34-50  "Oi! You stepped on my invisible rat!" Nevercold brass.png 12 to Fox.png /4 x Nevercold Brass Sliver
Lamplighter beeswax.png 12 to Fox.png /4 x Lump of Lamplighter Beeswax
Silk.png 12 to Owl.png /4 x Silk Scrap
Shard.png 12 to Owl.png /4 x Shard of Glim
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 2 CP Nightmares
Mapfragment.png 1 x Partial Map
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 2 CP Nightmares
Island2.png 34-66  Accompany a passing crowd of drunken revellers Honeymazed.png 3 to Bear.png /20 x Maniac's Prayer
Waxjar.png 10 to Bear.png /4 x Primordial Shriek
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Appallingsecret.png 5 to Bear.png /15 x Appalling Secret
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Island2.png 51-66  Escape the attentions of the Mary Lloyd Fist.png 1 to 2 x Hard-Earned Lesson
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
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Island2.png 67-76  Stoke an argument between the Custodial Chef and the Melancholy Curate Conversation.png 1 to Sidebarshadowy.png /50 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 2 CP Nightmares
Bottledsoul.png 15 to Sidebarshadowy.png /4 x Soul
Book.png 5 to Bear.png /8 x Proscribed Material
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Island2.png 67-100  Eat at the Curate's Table Scaryeye.png 1 to Owl.png /50 x Tale of Terror!!
Quirkaustere.png 1 CP Austere
Quirkhedonist.png -1 CP Hedonist
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 2 CP Nightmares
Gossip.png 3 to Owl.png /20 x Intriguing Snippet
Quirkaustere.png 1 CP Austere
Quirkhedonist.png -1 CP Hedonist
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 2 CP Nightmares
Island2.png 67-100  Eat at the Custodial Chef's Table Map.png 5 to Owl.png /10 x Map Scrap
Quirkhedonist.png 1 CP Hedonist
Quirkaustere.png -1 CP Austere
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Appallingsecret.png 3 to Bear.png /15 x Appalling Secret
Quirkhedonist.png 1 CP Hedonist
Quirkaustere.png -1 CP Austere
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Island2.png 86-100  Drink with a Hooded Lady of Mysterious Provenance Silhouetteman.png 3 to Owl.png /20 x Inkling of Identity
Heart.png 3 to Bear.png /20 x Romantic Notion
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Silhouetteman.png 3 to Owl.png /20 x Inkling of Identity
Crypticsecret.png 10 to Bear.png /4 x Cryptic Clue
Sidebarwounds.png 1 to 2 CP Wounds
Island2.png 86-100  Confront a Hooded Lady of Mysterious Provenance Mask.png -1 x An Identity Uncovered!
Paperstack.png 1 x Sworn Statement
Diamondblue.png 2-4 x Ostentatious Diamond
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Trading in a Carcass.png Strange Catch[edit]

Island2.png Sights Action Req. Carcass.png Success
Island2.png 0-33  Offer your Strange Catch to the Drownies 5+ The Drowning Feast
Island2.png 0-33  Offer your Strange Catch to the Drownies: Reprise (25 FATE) 5+ FATE
Island2.png 34-66  Follow them to the well 1+ Appallingsecret.png 1 to 5*Carcass.pngAppalling Secret
Scaryeye.png 1 to Carcass.png /2 x Tale of Terror!!
Implication.png 0 to Carcass.png /3 x Extraordinary Implication
Crypticsecret.png 250 x Cryptic Clue
Waves3.png 3 to 5 x Zee-Ztory
Sidebarnightmares.png 1 to 10 CP Nightmares
Island2.png 67-100  Ask the Custodial Chef to prepare your Strange Catch 1+ Mapfragment.png 1 to (Bear.png +Fox.png +Owl.png +Sidebarshadowy.png )/400 x Partial Map
Waves3.png 0 to (Bear.png +Fox.png )/50 x Zee-Ztory
Map.png 0 to (Owl.png +Sidebarshadowy.png )/10 x Map Scrap
Sidebarwounds.png -(4*Carcass.png to 6*Carcass.png ) CP Wounds
Island2.png 67-100  Give your Strange Catch to the Melancholy Curate 1+ Mapfragment.png 1 to (Bear.png +Fox.png +Owl.png +Sidebarshadowy.png )/400 x Partial Map
Waves3.png 0 to (Bear.png +Fox.png )/50 x Zee-Ztory
Map.png 0 to (Owl.png +Sidebarshadowy.png )/10 x Map Scrap
Sidebarnightmares.png -(4*Carcass.png to 6*Carcass.png ) CP Nightmares
Island2.png 86-100  Offer a Hooded Lady your Strange Catch 1+ The Wreckers' Cove

(TODO: Find a way to make the tables less messy.)

The Wreckers' Cove[edit]

The Wreckers' Cove is the main place to trade in a Carcass.png Strange Catch, accessed by Offering a Hooded Lady your Strange Catch in The Fruits of the Zee Festival!. You can trade in your Carcass.png Strange Catch for a variety of normal goods or a number of unique items. It's important to note that the items available for trade in The Wreckers' Cove is based on a range derived from your Carcass.png Strange Catch level, so getting the highest Carcass.png Strange Catch you can is not always the goal.

When you Offer a Hooded Lady your Strange Catch, Steal.png Picking Through the Wreckers' Cove is set to a random even value in the range 2 x [(Carcass.png Strange Catch + 1) to (2 x Carcass.png Strange Catch)]. This value then determines what rewards are available in The Wreckers' Cove.

Unique Rewards[edit]

Reward Steal.png PTtWC Possible Carcass.png Strange Catch values (% chance)
Knifetransparent.png Scrimshander Carving Knife 10-12 3 (66%), 4 (50%), 5 (20%)
Bubbles.png A Faceted Decanter of Drownie Effluvia 14-16 4 (50%), 5 (40%), 6 (33%), 7 (14%)
Gleam.png Viscount's Bejewelled Collar /

Viscountess.png Viscountess' Bejewelled Collar
14+ 4 (50%), 5 (80%), 6+ (100%)
Footprint.png Wrecking Boots 18-20 5 (40%), 6 (33%), 7 (29%), 8 (25%), 9 (11%)
Grandfatherclock.png Nuncian Pocket Watch 18-20 5 (40%), 6 (33%), 7 (29%), 8 (25%), 9 (11%)
Sunset.png Sun-Seared Silken Gloves 18-20 5 (40%), 6 (33%), 7 (29%), 8 (25%), 9 (11%)
Carcass purple.png A Cured Jillyfleur Cloak 22-24 6 (33%), 7 (29%), 8 (25%), 9 (22%), 10 (20%), 11 (9%)
Crown.png The Forsaken Crown of a Grand Devil 26-28 7 (29%), 8 (25%), 9 (22%), 10 (20%), 11 (18%), 12 (17%), 13 (8%)
Hallowmass.png Semi-Automated Mary Lloyd 26-28 7 (29%), 8 (25%), 9 (22%), 10 (20%), 11 (18%), 12 (17%), 13 (8%)
Clergy2.png A Submerged Rector 26+ 7 (29%), 8 (50%), 9 (66%), 10 (80%), 11 (91%), 12+ (100%)

Repeatable Rewards[edit]

Reward (Sell Value) Rare Success (Sell Value) Steal.png PTtWC Possible Carcass.png Strange Catch values (% chance)
Waves3.png 6-10 x Zee-Ztory
(Icon-echo.png 3.00-5.00)
Mapfragment.png 3 x Partial Map
(Icon-echo.png 7.50)
4 1 (100%)
Diamond.png 8-12 x Flawed Diamond
Diamondblue.png 6-10 x Ostentatious Diamond
(Icon-echo.png 3.96-6.44)
Diamondred.png 1 x Magnificent Diamond
(Icon-echo.png 12.50)
4-8 1 (100%), 2 (100%), 3 (33%)
Adoration.png 1 x Touching Love Story
Conversation.png 8-12 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
Silhouetteman.png 1-10 x Inkling of Identity
(Icon-echo.png 6.60-9.50)
Library.png 1 x Volume of Collated Research
Papers3.png 8-12 x Compromising Document
Silhouetteman.png 1-10 x Inkling of Identity
(Icon-echo.png 6.60-9.50)
6-12 2 (100%), 3 (100%), 4 (50%), 5 (20%)
Bottlegiant.png 1 x Bottle of Broken Giant 1844
Bottlemorelways.png 21-30 x Bottle of Morelways 1872
Bottlewillow.png 1-10 x Bottle of Strangling Willow Absinthe
(Icon-echo.png 5.10-10.50)
Bottlegreen.png 3-4 x Muscaria Brandy
(Icon-echo.png 7.50-10.00)
10-16 3 (66%), 4 (100%), 5 (60%), 6 (33%), 7 (14%)
Graffitihiero.png 1-2 x Presbyterate Passphrase
Mask.png 2 x An Identity Uncovered!
Conversation.png 2-3 x Scrap of Incendiary Gossip
(Icon-echo.png 9.50-11.50)
Newgate.png 1 x Blackmail Material
Mask.png 1 x An Identity Uncovered!
(Icon-echo.png 15.00)
14-20 4 (50%), 5 (80%), 6 (66%), 7 (43%), 8 (25%), 9 (11%)
Scrap7.png 4 x Thirsty Bombazine Scrap
Scrap2.png 1-4 x Whisper-Satin Scrap
(Icon-echo.png 10.50-12.00)
Scrap6.png 1 x Puzzle-Damask Scrap
Scrap7.png 2 x Thirsty Bombazine Scrap
(Icon-echo.png 17.50)
18-24 5 (40%), 6 (66%), 7 (57%), 8 (50%), 9 (33%), 10 (20%), 11 (9%)
Bookblack.png 1 x Uncanny Incunabulum
Scaryeye.png 1-5 x Tale of Terror!!
(Icon-echo.png 13.00-15.00)
- 22-28 6 (33%), 7 (57%), 8 (50%), 9 (44%), 10 (40%), 11 (27%), 12 (17%), 13 (8%)
Eyestorm.png 1 x Storm-Threnody
Clouds.png 1-2 x Aeolian Scream
Waxjar.png 1-100 x Primordial Shriek
(Icon-echo.png 15.02-19.50)
- 26+ 7 (29%), 8 (50%), 9 (66%), 10 (80%), 11 (91%), 12+ (100%)
Torsowhite.png 1 x Strong-Backed Labour
Paperstack.png 1-3 x Sworn Statement
(Icon-echo.png 12.50-17.50)
- 30+ 8 (25%), 9 (44%), 10 (60%), 11 (73%), 12 (83%), 13 (92%), 14+ (100%)

Destinies[edit]

If you don't already have a Destiny--or you wish to spend Fate to reset your Destiny--this is one of your three annual chances to get one. Bring a Carcass.png Strange Catch 5 to The Fruits of the Zee Festival! and wait for Island2.png Sights at the Festival 1-33, then Offer your Strange Catch to the Drownies. This will bring you to a storylet where you get to set your Destiny.

WARNING: Once you Offer your Strange Catch to the Drownies, you will not be able to Perhaps Not out, so make sure you are ready to choose a Destiny.

See Destinies (Guide) for more information about Destinies and how to choose which future is right for you.

Menaces[edit]

As you explore The Fruits of the Zee Festival!, most branches will increase either Sidebarnightmares.png Nightmares or Sidebarwounds.png Wounds regardless of success or failure. If either hits 8 while on Mutton Island during the Festival, you will trigger either Over-Indulgence or An Unusual Interlude. Besides returning you to Your Lodgings and resetting Carcass.png Strange Catch, this will drop the corresponding to 6 and reduce two of your main Attributes by a number of CP equal to their current modified levels. Over-Indulgence will reduce Bear.png Dangerous and Sidebarshadowy.png Shadowy while An Unusual Interlude will reduce Fox.png Persuasive and Owl.png Watchful.

Fortunately, The Fruits of the Zee Festival! does offer a way to recover Sidebarnightmares.png Nightmares and Sidebarwounds.png Wounds without leaving Mutton Island or reducing your Attributes. With Island2.png Sights at the Festival 67-100 and a Carcass.png Strange Catch, you can trade in your Carcass.png Strange Catch with either Ask the Custodial Chef to prepare your Strange Catch or Give your Strange Catch to the Melancholy Curate to reduce your Sidebarwounds.png Wounds or Sidebarnightmares.png Nightmares, respectively, by a random amount determined by your Carcass.png Strange Catch level. This branches will also give you random amounts of Partial Maps, Zee-Ztories, and Map Scraps determined by your main Attributes.

The Mayor[edit]

The Fruits of the Zee is the new Mayor's first big event after being elected, so they are sure to make an appearance.

The Viscountess - 1898 (2020)[edit]

The Viscountess has her own Festival storyline: The Viscountess at the Fruits of the Zee. This story begins in London with The Viscountess at the Fruits of the Zee, wherein the Viscountess requests help in reaching Mutton Island.

Upon taking the Viscountess to Mutton Island (either through Suggest an alternative route to Mutton Island with Access to a Parabolan Base-Camp or Contract a Silverer for the Mayor with 1 x Bohogirl1.png Favours: Bohemian), the option to Speak to the Mayor on Mutton Island becomes available with Island2.png Sights at the Festival 67-100. She requests a Strange Catch. Once the player is in possession of a Strange Catch, it can be offered to the Viscountess with Sights 67-100, triggering the storylet The Viscount's Tale.

Following this, the next goal is to acquire the Viscount's Bejewelled Collar, which can be found in The Wreckers' Cove with a Picking Through the Wreckers' Cove quality of 14 or higher. You can then Bring the Viscount's Collar to the Viscountess with Sights 67-100. This redirects you to Drowning Forests.

The choice you make at the end of Drowning Forests determines whether she will offer you the Viscount's Bejewelled Collar or the Viscountess' Bejewelled Collar when the storylet is over and you Return to the Viscountess with Sights 67-100. However, you can later return to The Wreckers' Cove and exchange the one you received for the other (with Picking Through the Wreckers' Cove 14 or higher) if you so choose.

(TODO: Add guide for the rest of the Viscountess' festival story.)