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Silver Mines Night

Karnaca at night.

We Watch the Stars, by F.H. Clapp is a book found in Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.


[Excerpt from a monograph on celestial cartography]

Any child knows the constellations above the Isles. The Captain at the Helm, the Tusked Leviathan, the Vain Duchess, the Scaled He-Goat, the Moth-King. Tales older than the Outsider himself, patterns read long ago by the fearful and the ignorant to create meaning from the emptiness that engulfed them.

The supposed significance of one’s birth in relation to these signs is a common folk tale. Those born under this or that set of stars will be lucky, or obedient, or stubborn, or proud. This is, of course, simple superstition. But what may be read in the stars is of greater substance than the fortunes of the unimportant masses.

The night’s sky foretold the necessity of the Outsider, and urged the Envisioned to seek out the wretch who would become him. It is not simply the movement of these distant stars, but when they blink out into nothingness that tells us what the Void requires. Alongside the migration of birds and the entrails of certain animals, the disappearance of several prominent celestial lights urged the ancient Envisioned to take a helpless orphan and create the Outsider from his wretched flesh.


This book can be found in the gallery connecting the library to the rest of Shindaerey North Quarry, during the mission A Hole in the World.