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Sunless Sea is an exploration horror game set aboard a steamship in the Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London.

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Sunless Sea Trophy qualities gone

I used to have (among others) the trophy qualities "Restless" and "A Folded Flag". On my most recent character these are no longer showing up... any ideas how this can happen?
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Is there any upside to terror?

A general principle in Sunless Sea seems to be to minimize your Terror as much as possible. But that makes me wonder: Is there any situation in the game where having more terror has any advantage? ...
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Increase the Hunger Threshold

Is there an in game way to increase the threshold at which your crew will eat your supplies? The default appears to be 50%, the ideal for me would be around 70%. The latest update appears to have ...
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What's the fastest way to gain Echoes in Sunless Sea with Zubmariner?

While How can I get started making money? describes some newbie-style strategies intended for vanilla SS, I was wondering if the newest Zubmariner DLC allows for quicker and easier monetary gains, ...
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What does “Transform Ship” do? It has keybinding T for it

When I go to Options -> Keybindings, there is T for "Transform Ship". What does it do? Google searching "Sunless sea Transform ship" gives nothing.
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What happens if I sail into a whirlpool?

Numerous whirlpools dot the zee, appearing as named locations on maps. I have confirmed by sailing close to one that they do suck you in, but I've not dared to actually sail into one. What happens if ...
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Can I recover from the consequences of Salt's Curse?

During my last trip out to the zee, I received Salt's curse. The consequences of which was that Is there any way to recover what I had lost?
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What are the Trophy qualities, and what do they do?

Recently I finally completed one of my captain's Ambitions (Father's Bones) and won the game. When I started a new captain and opened the Gazetteer, I noticed they had two new Accomplishments next to ...
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Is going slow more efficient than going fast?

So I know that the emergency engine power (F) is less efficient than regular travel, i.e. it requires more fuel per distance traveled. Turning on the headlight also requires more fuel than having it ...
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How do you earn the “A Past Wreathed in Shadows” achievement?

The achievement requires you to "complete the game without ever choosing a past." But what does that mean? I just finished a game with the Zeppelin ending, without choosing a past, but didn't earn ...
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How do I get rid of the Blind Bruiser?

So, I accepted a gift from a certain legitimate businessman in exchange for doing some favours. It was fun at first but I'm getting sick of delivering Crates of Human Souls all over the zee. I have ...
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Why should I keep my soul, anyway?

The Devil may hang around Georgia occasionally and strike deals with passing fiddle players when he's running behind, but selling your soul in Sunless Sea takes a bit more effort. There are at least ...
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How many times can I attempt to open the Whisper-locked box from Fallen London?

There is a storylet in Fallen London that will provide a whisper-locked box for "my next Captain". Is this a once-only bonus, or would it unlock a Starting Ambition that I could pick any number of ...
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Please explain what's wrong with cannibalism

In several places in Sunless Sea, there are locked storylets that require the quality Unaccountably Peckish. I'm pretty sure you pick that up from turning cannibal. (As the tagline goes, LOSE YOUR ...
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What is the best way to manage terror?

My first two captains eventually went mad and were murdered by their crew. My current captain is doing okay, but making sure she isn't driven mad by the zee is still her most pressing concern. Food ...
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Can I acquire an Element of Dawn without losing the Memento Mori?

The Memento Mori seems like the best forward weapon, not only because of its damage but because it grants a nice bonus to captain stats. I am trying to construct the The Fulgent Impeller so I can ...
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How many crew do I really need?

I've finally saved up enough money that I'm considering getting a new ship, and I notice that all the upgrades I'm looking at can hold more crew. 9-10 crew has been serving me quite well all game and ...
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How and when do the sisters at Hunter's Keep change?

I like running around the Zee with my lights off as much as possible to conserve fuel. This has worked out pretty well so far because on the way back to london, I stop by Hunter's Keep and have lunch ...
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How does the sea change over time?

Various game messages in Sunless Sea allude to the fact that the sea might change as days pass. How does it change, exactly?
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How can I get started making money?

Note: This question deals with just the base game. If you're playing with the Zubmariner expansion, see the following question instead: What's the fastest way to gain Echoes in Sunless Sea ...
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Is there a way to figure out where these places NPCs tell me to go are?

Before his untimely demise, my character met a guy Blind Bruiser, who gave him a thousand credits and orders to go pick something up from a port I'd never heard of and return with some goods. I read ...
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How does the game change as characters die?

My first character in Sunless Sea didn't accomplish much. When his crew eventually mutinied and murdered him, I created a new guy and transferred my map with him, but honestly there wasn't much on it ...
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What's the most efficient way to travel with your lamp lit?

In Sunless Sea, you'll travel to exotic places in a steamboat, meet new and exciting denizens, and then die in some gristly manner or another. I'm curious about the "travel" part: you can go fast or ...