A Study in Emerald/YMMV
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- Genius Bonus (leading to Fridge Horror): During the historical play, "The Czar Unanswerable" is mentioned one of the eldritch abominations that took over the world seven hundred years earlier. At the end, the narrator refers to "recent events in Russia" as being a Very Bad Thing, and gives the year as 1881. What happened in Russia in 1881? The assassination of the reformist Czar Alexander II, which led to a brutal crackdown on any hint of liberalism by his successors (and, in turn, to further extremism from the anti-monarchists which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution, the Bolshevik takeover, and all its subsequent wonderfulness). If someone actually managed to kill one of the Old Ones, the retribution from his family would be quite unpleasant.
- Nightmare Fuel: The narrator's description of his encounter with an Eldritch Abomination which maimed him, killed every other soldier present and left him extremely traumatised.
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