* {{Jossed}}: Linneus isn't transgender.
* WordOfGod: a LOT has been revealed about the setting via channels other than the actual comic, such as Emirain's DA submissions and the Ask Axis Formspring.
** Linneus and Atros' history got explained before the story got to show it: [[http://teahousecomic.deviantart.com/gallery/25551947#/d39ldcq heavily implying if not explicitly stating]]
** The world/country where the story is located has few people of colour. (Also apparent in the work.) It's also not Victorian England, and not Earth.
** The end of the Xanthe/Linneus arc will end [[spoiler:in a happy way. Whatever that may consist of]].
** Rhys doesn't force Axis, i.e. what Rhys does is not rape.
** Lilith is the only whore in the house Xanthe is known to have bedded.
** Claret's hair colour is probably natural.
** There is an age limit of 18 in the Teahouse and it's absolute.
** Xanthe doesn't like renting his whores out of the house.
** Rory has just turned 18.
** The Teahouse was once an [[ArtifactTitle actual teahouse]].
** '''Teahouse courtesans in general... '''
*** may visit the courtyard, and leave the house for a while at times.
*** may bed each other.
*** get to keep their tips and gifts.
*** cannot really refuse a customer.
** '''Axis...'''
*** has worked for five houses starting at age 18, and was bought into Teahouse.
*** had trouble staying in the favour of previous houses, and was kicked out at least once.
*** was born on 8th August.
*** has a taste for the "seasoned woman" but otherwise quite universally appreciates the feminine sex. Especially if they're loaded in the rack.
*** dyes his hair.
*** has no desire for things other than having a lot of sex and being lazy.
*** does maids of the house.
*** loves kittens, an appreciates red and steak as his, respectively, favourite colour and food.