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Hardtack and Weevils

The empire's naval strength grows greater every year, with our ships exploring the most distant seas and making famous discoveries. When a merchant vessel arrived back in the sea-trade port of {0}, however, a horrifying spectacle came to light. Long months at sea led to the majority of crew being afflicted with scurvy. Its cause is unknown, but its effects are devastating. Loose gums are followed by blotchy skin then lethargy and death. Now the reality of life at sea is in danger of spreading and needs to be addressed. What is your response?

Choices :
Overhaul

All ships will be overhauled to make them faster and shorten the length of long ocean journeys.

  • Modifies the Geopolitical axis towards Homeland
  • -200
  • Swift on SeafaringUnits for -1
Suppress

The afflicted sailors will be kept isolated in an infirmary so the news stays secret...hopefully...

  • Modifies the Order axis towards Authority
  • Low chance of bad consequences
Experiment

Only genuine alchemical investigation gives a chance of revealing the true cause -- and prevention -- of scurvy.

  • Modifies the Social axis towards Progress
  • Science Investing on AllMyCities for -1
  • High chance of good consequences