Keep the crew from listening

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From: What do the Drownies Sing?

Speak over the song. Convince them to pay it no mind. Shove wax into their ears if they must!

Challenge information

Broad, Persuasive 100

  • 69 - very chancy (41%)
  • 85 - chancy (51%)
  • 102 - modest (61%)
  • 119 - very modest (71%)
  • 135 - low-risk (81%)
  • 152 - straightforward (91%)
  • 167 - straightforward (100%)

The difficulty is equal to your Zee Peril level. The above is the level for Home Waters.



You grab a zailor by the shoulders and drag him away from the parapet, screaming over the drownies' song, ordering them to clamp their ears. […] the next few miles are spent in tense silence as your ship zails away from the source of the singing.

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You try to get their attention over the singing […] You're moving too fast for the drownies to catch up and clamber aboard, thankfully – but not fast enough to keep that one zailor from letting his body fall over the railing

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