Coal Shipment



Encounter Conditions

Christmas (2009, onwards), if you have already looked for coal at the Abominable Snowman Competition

Initial Text

Something crunches oddly under your foot, louder than the surrounding snow. On closer inspection, you crushed a lump of coal.

There are a couple buried in the snow nearby, just loose near a pile of crates.

Summary of Choices

  1. Dig them out - gain 3-4 lumps of coal
  2. Look for the source - gain 10-15 lumps of coal once per day, or 4 XP Perception?
  3. Leave it be - walk away

Choice Text and Results

Dig them out

You dig the coal out of the snow. Your fingers tingle in protest, but it's not too bad in the grand scheme of things.

There wasn't too much here, but it's definitely better than nothing.

You found: 3-4 lumps of coal

Look for the source

You search some nearby crates, but can't find anything of interest. It must be further off somewhere.

You've earned 4 XP in Perception

Or (once per day?)

You follow the little lumps of coal, one by one, back to their source. Aha! It's a whole crate filled with the stuff.

You pilfer the contents of the crate and head on your merry way.

You found: 10-15 lumps of coal

Or (twice per day?)

You follow the trail of coal back to an empty crate, stained with coal dust. Huh, do they seriously only have one crate of coal on this entire dock? That's just weird. Either way, you pocket the trail you followed to get here.

You found: 2-3? lumps of coal

Leave it be

Something happens, but mostly it's just

See Walk Away

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