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The Icarian Cup

by Harry Tuffs and Failbetter Games

Episode 68 of Fallen London Exceptional Stories
Fantasy
2020

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About the Story

The Icarian Cup returns to London! A daring boatrace around the Southern Archipelago, the prize a magnificent trophy (and a bounty of sapphires)! Pay no mind to the talk about the race being 'cursed' and 'ships disappearing' or 'the race was closed in 1868 after too many captains disappeared'. All that matters is that the Icarian Cup is back and in need of captains brave enough to run the race!


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: November 26, 2020
Current Version: 1.00
License: Commercial
Development System: StoryNexus
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: yjf3hqbpj1g49axi

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A long and action-centered race story with great references, December 6, 2020
by MathBrush
Related reviews: about 2 hours

This is one of my favorite recent exceptional stories.

There are rumours of a special race going around Fallen London, where only the best captains are invited. Surprisingly, you aren't invited, but you know who is, and you discover a bizarre plot.

This story excelled at two things. First, it really uses your traits. I had a Zubmarine, a Hell's Hymn, successful terms as governor, and a monster hunter's harpoon, two things that take quite a lot of work to get, and the game incorporated both beautifully into the story. Many other things I did not have were also incorporated into the story.

Second, it is strongly connected to Sunless Sea. The race course passes by all of the major near-London locations from that game, so seeing the Sphynxes and the Iron Republic was nice.

The story was very lengthy, had memorable characters, and had some of those GO NORTH-like options (i.e. really bad ideas) Fallen London is known for.

Might be worth becoming an exceptional friend this month, as I think it's cheaper than just buying the story.


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