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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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