History Headscratchers / TheLastExpress

4th Oct '15 9:46:50 PM rjd1922
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** The plan was for Cath to give Schmidt the gold at Belgrade, so nothing was odd about Cath keeping it until then.
25th May '15 6:46:02 AM rjd1922
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*** In 1914 there were no aeroplanes which could transport hist luxury train car. Or maybe he owns or rents more than one in different stations.

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*** In 1914 there were no aeroplanes which could transport hist his luxury train car. Or maybe he owns or rents more than one in different stations.



** Chalk it up to supernatural hallucination/mind-reading with Robert. It's accepted that Robert uses some sort of hypnosis at several points in the game to 'calm' people down. And the "tea" he's giving him([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura_stramonium datura]]) is a strong poison with psychedelic and hallucinogenic properties.

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** Chalk it up to supernatural hallucination/mind-reading with Robert. It's accepted that Robert uses some sort of hypnosis at several points in the game to 'calm' people down. And the "tea" he's giving him([[https://en.him ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura_stramonium datura]]) is a strong poison with psychedelic and hallucinogenic properties.
14th Dec '14 2:23:10 PM Kalaong
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** Chalk it up to supernatural hallucination/mind-reading with Robert. It's accepted that Robert uses some sort of hypnosis at several points in the game to 'calm' people down. And the tea he's giving him is a strong poison with psychedelic and hallucinogenic properties.

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** Chalk it up to supernatural hallucination/mind-reading with Robert. It's accepted that Robert uses some sort of hypnosis at several points in the game to 'calm' people down. And the tea "tea" he's giving him him([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura_stramonium datura]]) is a strong poison with psychedelic and hallucinogenic properties.
21st Apr '13 10:04:46 PM Cally
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*** Possibly as a form of encryption. The letters to Anna and from Schmidt would probably pass through messengers, and if those messengers can't read English, then they can't betray the sender. As for Tatiana's note, possibly she didn't want her Grandfather to be able to read it in case he saw it.
10th Aug '12 8:28:32 PM Wolf101
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** The only way that it's even remotely plausable is if he owns an aeroplane. Pretty damned unlikely, but nothing else fits.

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** The only way that it's even remotely plausable plausible is if he owns an aeroplane. Pretty damned unlikely, but nothing else fits.




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*** Did he have his train car at the end of the game? I don't remember it being there. I only mentioned an aeroplane because it was the only way you could possibly outrun an express train in 1914. An expensive and unlikely solution - but Kronos is an expensive and unlikely sort of man.
24th Jun '12 10:46:30 PM Turtler
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** By this point in time, the Black Hand had been effectively at war with the Habsburg Monarchy for at least a decade, and the Bosniak protectorate was in a state of siege while the rest of the border couldn't have been much more docile. The effective military occupation along the border coupled with the Austro-Hungarian chief of staff's obsession with destroying Serbia on *top* of the Hungarian-Slav problems in the Empire would probably have made it more convenient to station Austrians rather Hungarians. And as for [[spoiler: Anna, she could be faking it, or simplifying, assuming it is wrong.]]
20th Feb '12 11:52:18 AM Cally
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** You could also easily ask why various texts written by characters (Schmidt's letter, Anna's letter, and Tatiana's note) are written in English.

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** You could also easily ask It used to be a sign of prestige and upper-class sophistication to speak a language other than your native one. Presumably, Schmidt and Wolff are just trying to show off. (Alternatively, they're trying to keep their English skills sharp because they're the only German speakers besides Cath on the train and they don't speak French.) Another question is why various texts written or held by characters (Schmidt's letter, Anna's letter, and Tatiana's note) are written in English.
19th Feb '12 10:55:14 PM Cally
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* The death of Tyler: how come no one noticed it? It must have bee quite loud all with that [[spoiler:giant mechanical bird fighting with him]]

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* The death of Tyler: how come no one noticed it? It must have bee been quite loud all with that [[spoiler:giant mechanical bird fighting with him]]
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19th Feb '12 10:54:33 PM Cally
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** You could also easily ask why all of the various texts/diaries (except the Russian fairy tale) are written in English.

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** You could also easily ask why all of the various texts/diaries (except the Russian fairy tale) texts written by characters (Schmidt's letter, Anna's letter, and Tatiana's note) are written in English.
12th Feb '12 11:00:38 AM val
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*** In 1914 there were no aeroplanes which could transport hist luxury train car. Or maybe he owns or rents more than one in different stations.
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