The Episode Two Mystery: Clarifications
For story reasons, we have limited the possible diseases
and poisons to the few listed. In real life, investigators would have
many more causes to consider.
Claudia, William, the Arctica Recovery Expedition, the
Lady Jane, Qanik Bay, Deckerd Manuscripts, Murrow-Bancale and Frederickssen
Hospital are all fictitious. Meteorites from Mars, however, are true,
and the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps are excellent places to find
them. Scientists have investigated the meteorite ALH84001 for signs of
having once harbored life.
H.M.S. Arctica and her crew are fictitious, but
all other Arctic explorations mentioned in the story are true. We have
tried to present 19th-century life as accurately as possible, within the
limits of an engaging story.
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