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The Calling, part 5 is the fifth part of chapter IV in the plot of Return of the Obra Dinn. It reveals the fate of passenger It-Beng Sia.

Sia takes a shell and places it into the top compartment of the chest, burning his arm off to the bone. As he lay dying, he asks for Bun-Lan Lim. Meanwhile, Second Mate Edward Nichols disposes of the mutineers' bodies and pulls the stunned mermaids onto the lifeboats.

When playing a new game, the pocketwatch starts shaking after viewing this diorama, allowing access to The Calling, part 4.

Things of interest

  • The identity of passenger Bun-Lan Lim can be deduced as Sia addresses her by her last name in the English translation and as 小姐 (Miss) in Hokkien. She is the only person with that last name and also the only woman in the scene.
  • Second mate Edward Nichols is pulling the third stunned mermaid onto the lifeboat. All three will be taken to the lazarette in chapter V.
  • Another shell can be seen below the bench of one of the lifeboats. It remains visible for the next part.


Aside from It-Beng Sia, only Second Mate Edward Nichols and Bun-Lan Lim's corpse are present. Two shells, the chest, and three stunned mermaids are also present.


This memory is accessible through Sia's corpse on the main deck by the main mast.


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_pt5.ogg

  • [It-Beng Sia] X "小姐?...小姐?| Are you there? Miss Lim?"