My first captain in Sunless Sea died rather unexpectedly. Worth noting that before starting this play through I had some 20 odd hours from before I wiped my drive and forgot that the game didn’t use cloud saves. So I wasn’t inexperienced in the game and managed to get quite a lot out of a first captain. It happened at an awful moment though, with a recently purchased merchant ship.
I think I will actually take a break before continuing in order to forget some of the story, I did get to experience a lot of it. There are the heirlooms so my new captain will get a jump start, but aside from that there wasn’t much to inherit since the captain died returning from a trade trip with less than 200 echo on her.
I had taken the same sort of break before and it was worth it experiencing the atmospheric sights anew.