Awesomeminer190 Awesomeminer190 26 June 2016
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In the wake of Pestilence

[Excerpt from a dissertation on Dunwall's Rat Plague and the restoration of the city, Day 17, Month of Nets, 1840]

The dreaded Rat Plague, as every man, woman, and child who bore witness to it, was something of epic and tragic proportions--one that consumed the lives of many folk, both common and aristocratic, both civilian and military, in the great capital of our beloved Empire. While many speculated on the dreaded contagion's origin, from a curse sent out by a malicious Void spirit, to infilitration by a foreign power, the truth of the atrocity was revealed in due time, thanks to the apparent work of a Loyalist Conspiracy bent on restoring our current Empress, Emily Kaldwin I, to the throne. Based on evidence garnered by the investigator…

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Awesomeminer190 Awesomeminer190 21 June 2016
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Ancient Pandyssia: A study

[Excerpt from a Natural Philosopher's Journal during an expedition to the Far Continent, Day 12, Month of Earth, 1842]

Contrary to the belief of those uneducated buffoons that prowl the streets of most major cities of the Isles, the Imperial Capital of Dunwall included, the land of Pandyssia is NOT home to dread creatures, a portal to the Void, or men with the heads of dogs or lizards (I had to stop my research on the last myth, after an associate of mine took a perverse interest in that legend). Rather, it is a place where all life has blossomed over untold aeons, creating an amazing organic patchwork that even the great trees of Karnaca or the shadowy moors of Morley could not even rival. However, let me take my time to introduce to the s…

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Awesomeminer190 Awesomeminer190 21 June 2016
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Isles Expanded Vol. 1: Burial Practices of the Isles

[Excerpt from a guide to the various burial and funerary practices of the Islander Cultures, Day 3 of the Month of Seeds, 1845]

As many people may know, the concept of death in such a hostile and strange world is all to familiar, especially with tragedies and events such as the Morley Famine, or the infamous Rat Plague, the latter of which thankfully ended due to the collaboration of the esteemed Natural Philosophers Anton Sokolov and Piero Joplin. However, even as time progresses, the specter of death still lies heavy upon mankind, from the weary travellers of the far North beset by packs of ravenous beasts, to the ageing of the human corpus over time. In this anthropological dissertation, we explore the various rituals and aspects of mour…

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