History Literature / Railsea

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.
8th Dec '16 9:18:05 PM Observance
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* WholePlotReference: As previously mentioned, it's a ''really weird'' version of Literature/MobyDick.

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* WholePlotReference: As previously mentioned, it's a ''really weird'' version of Literature/MobyDick. Complete with every other chapter being an informational aside on the world the characters live in... until the halfway mark, anyways.
8th Dec '16 9:09:56 PM Observance
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* TreasureMap

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* TreasureMapTreasureMap: A series of photographs found on a buried memory card, detailing various landmarks on the path towards Heaven.
15th Nov '16 6:24:36 PM ProxyComment26
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** The home port of Sham and the ''Medes'' is known as Streggeye, [[spoiler: aka Easter (egg) Island]], watched over from its summit in the upsky by statues of local gods known as the Stonefaces.
** Mention is made of lost worlds located above the upsky boundary, such as the Nuzland [[spoiler: (New Zealand)]] and Sowmerick [[spoiler: (South America)]].

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** The home port of Sham and & the ''Medes'' is known as Streggeye, [[spoiler: aka Easter (egg) Island]], watched over from its summit in the upsky by statues of local gods known as the Stonefaces.
** Mention is made of lost worlds located above the upsky boundary, such as the Nuzland [[spoiler: (New Zealand)]] and & Sowmerick [[spoiler: (South America)]].
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