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4th Oct '17 8:25:15 AM SorPepita
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* GiantFlyer: The denizens of the upsky, which also cross over into StarfishAlien territory. They're explicitly described as alien, too.


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* GiantFlyer: The denizens of the upsky, which also cross over into StarfishAlien territory. They're explicitly described as alien, too.
30th Jun '17 10:53:24 PM Observance
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* AnimalNemesis: Parodied. The town that Sham comes from expects every '''real''' hunter to have one. It is referred to as 'having a philosophy.'

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* AnimalNemesis: Parodied. The town that Sham comes from expects every '''real''' hunter to have one. It is referred to as 'having a philosophy.'philosophy,' because not only do you need to have an animal nemesis, you also need to find some sort of symbolic or metaphorical meaning to your pursuit.
30th Jun '17 10:50:05 PM Observance
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* AdventurerArchaeologist: Salvors.

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* AdventurerArchaeologist: Salvors.Salvors, who make a living by scavenging the detritus of the Railsea. The most famous ones specialize in LostTechnology.
29th Apr '17 10:20:23 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: To Literature/RoadsidePicnic (with the incidental mention of the name Strugatsky) & ThomasTheTankEngine (with the top-hatted god named That Apt Ohm - a SignificantAnagram)

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* ShoutOut: To Literature/RoadsidePicnic (with the incidental mention of the name Strugatsky) & ThomasTheTankEngine WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine (with the top-hatted god named That Apt Ohm - a SignificantAnagram)
18th Apr '17 5:44:49 AM R.G.
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** The Siller and Kribbis Hole are, of course, a nod to Scylla and Charybdis from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' .

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** The Siller and & Kribbis Hole are, of course, a nod to Scylla and & Charybdis from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' .
18th Apr '17 2:52:20 AM superjerk28
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** The very concept of a Moldywarpe is cribbed wholesale from Roman writer Pliny The Elder's encyclopedia Natural History. At one point in his book, Pliny describes a town near Thessaly menaced by a Moldywarpe, a mole so large that its tunnelling under the town caused an earthquake.
18th Apr '17 2:45:21 AM superjerk28
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** The Siller and Kribbis Hole are, of course, a nod to Scylla and Charybdis from ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' .
27th Mar '17 10:40:12 AM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* SheWillComeForMe: Sham while being held captive aboard the ''Tarralesh.'' Captain Elrish explains that no, Naphi will not rescue Sham, because he had already forged a letter supposedly from Sham claiming that he had left the ''Medes'' crew voluntarily to become a salvor.
8th Dec '16 9:30:17 PM Observance
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** "Oh shun, the vale of tears." [[spoiler:Nobody remembers what ''oceans'' are.]]
8th Dec '16 9:24:14 PM Observance
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* TreasureMap: A series of photographs found on a buried memory card, detailing various landmarks on the path towards Heaven.

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* TreasureMap: A series of photographs found on a buried memory card, detailing various landmarks on the path towards Heaven.Heaven & its fabled vast riches.
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