Sinking - What to do Before and After - Achaea Online Help

23.16 Sinking - What to do Before and After

Sinking can happen quickly (in combat), or slowly (via unrepaired decay, over
time). Many things change when a ship sinks!


What Happens
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Any adventurer on board will die a horrible death.

Some, maybe even most, of your crew dies. That will cost you in lost morale and
experience.

The ship's strongbox will almost certainly be emptied and the contents of the
larder lost.

Ship's equipment will remain, such as the Cartographer's Desk, Beacon of
Iocolas, Bait Tank, or any ship's weapons.


How to Prepare
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For adventurers: carry a Token of Charybdis. Use it BEFORE the ship goes down.

For your crew: make sure you have a nice full token store for your crew. You
can add to it by purchases at some harbours. All tokens will be tried, and
the great majority of them will work! But some won't. The ones that work will
save a shipmate or crewmate who will then be available to continue service
should you ever salvage your ship.

HARBOUR PROVISIONS will tell you if a given harbour sells crew tokens. To buy,
HARBOUR PURCHASE howmany TOKENS PROVISIONS FOR shipnumber.


What to do Afterward
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The owner is able to go to any of the manmade harbours and do HARBOUR SALVAGE
<ship>. You will then have to pay a fee for the salvage job. The cost is
determined by how far out to sea your ship is from that harbour. Once you have
paid the harbour master to retrieve your ship you will just have to wait for
them to recover your lost vessel from the bottom of the ocean, which could take
several days to achieve.

Running your own salvage operations requires the ship's crew to consist of a
deckhand with salvageops as well as a helmsman with stationhold. The ship also
must be outfitted with a salvage crane. As long as you have all of these
requirements proceed to the location of the ship wreck which can be located by
scanning the depths. Once located stationhold above the sunken ship and lower
the anchor. Then proceed with the salvage operation.

Go refill your ship's larder, strongbox, and token store as soon as possible.


Dry Docks
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Ships in drydock will be impervious to all harm, will not have any cost
over time (either in gold or in stores), and will not count towards the number
of available berths in a harbour. Any hired swashbucklers will depart
permanently, and the remaining crew- and shipmates will lose a very small
amount of experience every Achaean day for as long as the ship remains
drydocked. Ships can be drydocked in a manmade harbour by the ship's owner, or
will be automatically placed there by the harbourmaster after two years of
continuous docking at the harbour. HARBOUR DRYDOCK while in a harbour will list
the related commands. This is NOT available in natural harbours.