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Fridge Brilliance
  • Many of your dealings with tomb-colonists depend on and raise your Dangerous score, including the Connection-dependent card involving them. Why is that? Well, how do you think someone would get sufficiently beat up, shot up, or cut up to become a tomb-colonist in the first place? Many of the tomb-colonists were brawlers, gunslingers, and duelists in their past life, that's how!
    • Plus, once they're so badly maimed as to be outcasts from all polite society, they have far less reason to avoid risk and conflict, so they go on to learn still more Dangerous abilities. Some of the Tomb-Colonist elite - like the Mercies - have literally gone to Hell and back in search of adventure, risk death daily for fun, and drink poison like wine. They're already dead, so nothing can hurt them!
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    • Feducci is heavily implied to not be nearly as maimed as he pretends, and may not even be "qualified" for tomb-colonist status. No wonder he runs an organization of Final Death duelists - he's too good for anything to really hurt him.
      • Not to mention that, if you DO kill him (you literally chop him up into fine hamburger, which is supposed to be permanently lethal) he will PERSONALLY VISIT YOU and give you the winnings for the fight. The dude isn't just Functionally Immortal, he is Literally Immortal.
  • This is probably incredibly obvious but Neath is short for underneath.
  • If you are unlucky, it is possible for you to receive so much suspicion from eating spore-toffee at the Carnival to the point that you can get thrown in prison. You might first think that this is completely ridiculous. After all, it is entirely possible that you received your wounds from working with and helping out the constables! And how can eating sweets be considered a crime? Well, you DID escape from Newgate Prison at the very beginning of your story, and since it is the favored snack of the criminal classes, other people might decide to find out who you are after seeing you with a bag of them, thereby uncovering that you are in fact an escaped prisoner.
  • There's a very good reason why Fallen London is much more lenient about sexual preferences than the historical one: The Bazaar feeds on love, and it's not a picky eater, so the Masters may have had a hand in legalizing LGBT relationships in order to feed it more love.
    • Actually, the Bazaar doesn't just feed on love; it's building a case to justify its relationship with the sun. So relationships that were forbidden before the Fall would actually be better for its purposes. No wonder the Epigrammatic Irishman's love life is of so much interest to the Masters.
  • The text for the Order of the Wistful Rose, Second Class reads as such: "Whoso watereth seeds with their tears: salt shall be returned unto them. Whoso watereth seeds with another's blood: salt shall be returned unto them." Sounds like the typical pseudo-biblical prose from the other Order flavor texts, right? Well, "salty" is a term used in some competitive gaming circles to describe a Sore Loser, Scrub, or other bad sport. Getting to Wistful Rose Second-Class requires a winning streak of at least 3 Knife-and-Candle victories. You've probably induced a bit of "salt" in your opponents, to get that far.
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  • The Vake has very tough skin. Considering the Masters' come from space, their skin likely contains a material similar to lead to block out interstellar radiation, meaning their skin is very tough as a result, explaining this phenomenon.
  • Remember that old mnemonic rhyme about coral snakes (which are deadly venomous) and milk snakes (which look like coral snakes but are harmless)? "Red against black, friend of Jack. Red against yellow, kills a fellow." Well, the icon for the Fingerkings has a snake with red against black and red against yellow, hinting that they could go either way.

Fridge Horror

  • During the Troubled by Vermin storyline, you can interrogate the rattus fabers to get them to lead you to one of their stashes. This will get you a randomly selected treasure. The glim, beeswax, rostygold, and suits of clothing are all things you'd expect to find in stashes like that, and even the Infernal Contract doesn't raise too many eyebrows...but how the hell did they get hold of human souls?!
    • Souls are a tradable commodity. The rats aren't necessarily the ones who took them from their owners.
  • The absence of the Prince of Wales. Around the time London fell, he would've been twenty years old, and all the royal children that appear seem to be much younger than that (and judging by details like the wine vintages and the dating in Sunless Sea, even the youngest of his "actual" siblings should be a grown woman by now, which raises more questions as to who those kids are). Also, historically Victoria blamed him for his father's fatal illness. What could've happened to him in this timeline?
    • He was outside London when it fell?
    • The whereabouts of the princes and princesses has finally been addressed in "The Gift" storyline. They're in the palace cellars.
  • You may occasionally encounter the Northbound Parliamentarian, who seems jovial, if a bit odd; you will have the chance to help her pass a bill, or ask her questions about other places such as the Tomb Colonies. She's also a Seeker Of The Name. Given how much that quest costs seekers personally, and the harsh attitude of the Masters towards them and Mr. Eaten, how on earth did someone like that get elected? And if she started seeking after she was elected, what has she done with the power of her position, and what has she done to keep it? She's hardly subtle about her intentions.
  • In the Labyrinth of Tigers, you can breed monsters with a Wings-of-thunder bat. The bat, most likely Mr. Hearts, eats it instead, then gives birth to a snake- an adult cobra. Humans can barely give birth to a comparatively smaller baby, but Mr. Hearts gives birth to an entire adult snake, and possibly an egg, meaning he likely suffered major internal injuries from it. Except for the Hesperidean Cider he has, he would likely die of it.
    • Given that Masters are both larger and much tougher than a human, they’ll probably be fine. Although, we never do see what exactly happens in there, so who knows, perhaps they give birth in another, less dangerous way. Maybe they simply vomit up snakes.
    • Made more confusing when you find, through stories, an ACTUAL Wings-of-thunder Bat. It may just be an adolescent, but it's still of the proper species. This raises the possibility that the Wings-of-thunder Bat used in the breeding might actually BE a bat, rather than a Master, and that the bat really just... DOES that.
  • The Bishop of St. Fiacre may seek redemption, but he had to have murdered someone for their face. He could have even stolen the identity of the original Bishop of St. Fiacre's and murdered him.

Fridge Logic

  • When you buy plant care supplies in Tending to the Needs of a Singular Plant, you're told you fail to pot it because "the roots run deep below your lodgings." Even if you live in a second-floor apartment over a book store. Is the tap root running through the book shop below hidden somehow, or is it an Unusually Uninteresting Sight?

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