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The Calling, part 2 is the second part of chapter IV in the plot of Return of the Obra Dinn. It reveals the fate of seaman Patrick O'Hagan.

A group of mermaids surround the two lifeboats and attack the mutineers with spears. As Nichols orders them to take their oars and row, a mermaid throws a spear and strikes O'Hagan in the side of his neck. Meanwhile, another mermaid grabs Alarcus Nikishin and pulls him overboard.

When playing a new game, the pocketwatch starts shaking after viewing this diorama, taking the player directly to The Calling, part 1.

Things of interest

A mermaid spears seaman Patrick O'Hagan.

  • The identity of passenger It-Beng Sia can be deduced as the other Formosan passenger, Bun-Lan Lim, addresses him by name 明叔, [uncle] Beng.
  • The fate of Alarcus Nikishin (as being drowned) can be deduced as one of the mermaids is pulling him into the ocean.
  • Passenger It-Beng Sia is cutting himself free with the tip of the spear that hit topman Li Hong in The Calling, part 1.
  • You can see the knife It-Beng Sia used to stab Galligan on the floor of the lifeboat. It was dropped by Alarcus Nikishin during this part.


Aside from seaman O'Hagan, six others were present.

Also present are topman Li Hong's corpse, a shell, the chest, and three mermaids.


This memory is accessible through O'Hagan's corpse in The Calling, part 3.


The diorama takes place out on the open sea, where only two rowboats and their passengers are seen. The Obra Dinn is nowhere in sight.

Transcript Media:Calling_pt2.ogg

  • [Toporov] "Матерь божья! | Mother of God!"
  • [Lim] "他們欲過來啊!| They are here! 明叔,箱子!| Beng, the chest!"
  • [Toporov] "Where is it?"
  • [Nichols] "I see it!"
  • [O'Hagan] "Give us a weapon!"
  • [Sia] "小姐,莫起來!| Miss Lim! Stay down!"
  • [Nichols] "Pick up the oars and row, you fools!"