The Sinking City

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Our wisdom flows so sweet. Taste and see.

TRANSMIT - initiate the winged-lion signal - RECEIVE - initiate the cadence of Saint Mark - WE CONTROL THE HORIZONTAL - initiate the Sandon prerogative - WE CONTROL THE VERTICAL - initiate the simulator sickness - WITNESS - the Venetian agenda.

Once upon a time, there was a sinking city. There was a sinking ideal. Dampness and corruption. Something rots in Venice. But what is time to us? We stand outside. We watch in reverse: Emit a nopu ecno, a city rises out of the water! This fills us with hope.

You are not so lucky. You play a limited game, a few limited dimensions. The camera always pans forward. You can't go back. Everything gets faster and faster, and then you die. GAME OVER.

There is a better game, deep in the Council's catacombs. We saw it! We see it! The room. You must enter the room, sweetling. A box of nightmares is just the thing. Arturo will call it a whetstone. He'll bid you to sharpen yourself. Will you be a knife, wielded in the fray? Or will you be a scalpel, drawing the Y-incision in the postmortem of the universe? Better luck next game.

Ask Arturo about his wild nights. The sighs. The conquests. It might summon a smile to his troubled face. He is of Casanova's bloodline. Did you know that, sweetling? At the height of sensation, Casanova could hear us whispering in his ear.

Ask Arturo about Tokyo. Ask him about Sarah. Watch despair paint his face. Ask him about the doll he keeps in his pocket.

Venice is sinking. Predators and rescuers are summoned by the same vibration. Do you hear the purple flutter of sails in the distance?

The Sinking City #1 Details 255,165 Venice

Venice 255,165

Behind a column of rock in the tunnel leading to and from the Agartha Entrance.

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The Sinking City #2 Details 455,460 Agartha

Agartha 455,460

Beside the Agartha Portal to The Sunken Library in Agartha.

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The Sinking City #3 Details 235,240 Venice

Venice 235,240

Hidden between two fallen bookcases.

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The Sinking City #4 Details 280,250 Venice

Venice 280,250

In front of Arturo Castiglione's Office Door.

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The Sinking City #5 Details Instanced Venice

Venice Instanced

Inside Arturo Castiglione's office by a column (85,275).

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The Sinking City #6 Details Instanced Venice

Venice Instanced

Past the second gate in the Venetian sewers within Arturo Castiglione's office (385,150). Requires Mission: Venice Sinking

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