Zail into the eye of the storm

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From: The Wax-Wind

There are gaps in the wax-wind, which an experienced and imaginative zailor may find.

Game Instructions: This will not reduce Stormy-Eyed.

Unlocked with Zeefaring, Stormy-Eyed

Challenge information

Narrow, Zeefaring 6

  • 1 and below - almost impossible (10%)
  • 2 - high-risk (20%)
  • 3 - high-risk (30%)
  • 4 - tough (40%)
  • 5 - very chancy (50%)
  • 6 - chancy (60%)
  • 7 - modest (70%)
  • 8 - very modest (80%)
  • 9 - low-risk (90%)
  • 10 and above - straightforward (100%)


A quiet place

You cleave through a gap in the storm, observing the wax-wind as it hits the zee […] But though the wax-wind is all around, you carefully steer through it, keeping the crew safe.

[…]The xanthous storm seems to almost glow; all you can see is the zee below […]

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A wave of hot wax crashes against your prow, and your helmsman instinctively draws the ship to a full stop. You will have to wait the storm out.

Wiki note: You don't make progress on a failure, but there are no other ill effects.