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Scrive-Spinster
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Type Sky-Beast
Location The Reach, Albion, Eleutheria, The Blue Kingdom

The Scrive-Spinsters: They drift like manta rays through the mists. These are the survivors of the Pergamon Manse – a house of records, destroyed by treachery – and their gowns are stitched from the pages they managed to salvage. The Spinsters can pry locomotives apart with their bronzewood fingers. They harbour a particular hatred for devils.

Scrive-Spinsters are Sky-Beasts encountered in all four regions of the High Wilderness.

Description[]

[T]all as giants, wrought of bronzewood and clad in tatters of paper, the Scrive-Spinsters once managed the greatest library of heaven. Since its destruction they are bereft, and keep to forgotten places unless roused by the scent of paper and ink.[1]

Scrive-Spinsters are aggressive and have two projectile attack; one where they fire two homing projectiles that deal 2 Hull damage, and another where they fire one long range projectile that deal 8 Hull damage. To avoid, it is recommended to use the side-thrusters. They also have an aura attack that deal 2 Hull damage along with increasing your terror by 5. Destroying a Spinster grants you 286 Experience.

A Scrive-Spinster, Defeated[]

A Scrive-Spinster, Defeated
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Category Story Event
Type Story
Data ID 273617

The splintered remains of the Spinster turn, slowly. The skies are full of fluttering paper. It is as if someone brought confetti to a funeral.

Interactions

Actions Requirements Effects Notes
Send out crewmen with axes
The Scrive-Spinsters were wrought from bronzewood, now popular with London train-wrights and cabinet-makers.
    • Iron icon.png Iron challenge (42 for 100%)

Failed event Advanced alteration value probably needs examination.


Your guns did their work too well, and the Spinster has been reduced to smithereens. You manage to scavenge a bundle of arm-length, razor-edged splinters. Not enough for the train yards, but perhaps enough for replacement chair-legs, or a handful of snuff-boxes for well-to-do Londoners.
Successful event
The axes rise and the axes fall. A lambent mist complicates the endeavour, but eventually your expedition returns with a haul of bronzewood planks.
Recover sheaves of parchment
The Spinsters sew them into their coats and wigs. Yellowed with age, blotched with mildew, spidered with writing – who knows what secrets they may hold.
Your crew lean from the outer hatches with boat hooks and nets, swiping at the fluttering pages like a class of frenzied lepidopterists. Soon you have accumulated a small pile of parchment, dense with pictographic script. You carry it to your cabin. What secrets might it hold?

Game note: Gain Experience.

Rare event (25%)
A brave conductor recovers a flapping sheaf of pages from the bars of an external vent. The parchment is covered in intricacies of overlapping circles – the pilgrim-routes of celestial bodies, spinning around their suns.
Take the Spinster's pen
The Phlegmatic Researcher in the Leadbeater & Stainrod Nature Reserve sees some scientific value in it.
The crew member sent out to retrieve the object is gone some time for their task. Evidently, the Spinster's grip on it in death is exceedingly tight, and her fingers must be hewn off to retrieve it.
Take the Spinster's pen
The Phlegmatic Researcher in the Leadbeater & Stainrod Nature Reserve sees some scientific value in it.
The crew member sent out to retrieve the object is gone some time for their task. Evidently, the Spinster's grip on it in death is exceedingly tight, and her fingers must be hewn off to retrieve it.
Reclaim the corpse
Your crew isn't pleased by the prospect, but it's what the Carpenter needs to fix the Magician's equipment.
You haul the splintered corpse aboard. To put your crew at ease, you bind it with chains and bells. If it moves, you'll know, and it won't be able to get far. Deliver it to the Carpenter in Port Avon at your leisure.
Collect a Scrive-Spinster Trophy
The New Somerset Hunting Club will be pleased.
Mounted and ready
The crew set about the creature with hacksaws while the Quartermaster prepares a board. Once the entrails are dried, they nail it firmly there. The Hunting Club will no doubt wish to replace it with something in mahogany or bronzewood once you deliver it, but this will do for the moment.

References[]

Sky-Beasts
The Reach Bull CantankeriCantankeriChorister BeesColonised CantankeriCuratorEnduring DreadnoughtMinistry MonitorReach MarauderScrive-SpinsterStar-Maddened ExplorerTackety LiberatorTackety ScoutThe Guests
Albion Albion MarauderBull CantankeriCantankeriColonised CantankeriCuratorDeranged DreadnoughtEnduring DreadnoughtGlorious DreadnoughtGrave RobberMinistry MonitorScrive-SpinsterSenior ScrivenerStar-Maddened ExplorerStar-Seared ExplorerThe Guests
Eleutheria Bull CantankeriCantankeriCuratorDouserEmpyrean OutriderMinistry MonitorScorn FlukeScrive-SpinsterSenior ScrivenerSleeping GrieverStar-Seared ExplorerUndeparted
The Blue Kingdom Aureate LogosBlue LogosCantankeriCuratorEater of the DeadRed LogosScorn FlukeScrive-SpinsterSenior ScrivenerSpirifer Engine
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