Man, I miss doing this. SPOILERS SHALL BE PRESENT IN THE FOLLOWING POST AND MY CAPS LOCK BUTTON IS BROKEN! I SHALL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS BROKEN BUTTON. LUKE, I AM YOUR FATHER. I’LL BE BACK. LET THEM FIGHT. BWAAAAAAH.
1. Fingoes Are Real!: In order to get the green gem from the kaya forest spirits, you have to get a fingo from a trader in Nabooti in return for an ebony elephant. (That was an odd sentence)
What you probably don’t know is that fingoes are real protective talismans belonging to the Mijikenda people of Kenya. They are said to attract spirits and either come in the form of large stones or pots of medicine which are often buried in kaya forests. Ah, I remember when I first visited Kenya. Well, I remember being deported from Africa in a raccoon costume. I also found a human liver between my toes.
2. The Museum Exhibits Are Real!: The museum on Nabooti Island is where the entire quest begins. It’s where you first come into contact with the Nabooti Totem. It’s also filled with exhibits on African tribal artifacts and A LOT of Halloween masks.
Here’s something, all the exhibits are based off of REAL tribal artifacts and you can find out about them if you click the tiny little rectangle under the exhibit.
3. Egyptian Blue Lilies Are Real!: Sort of. The Egyptian Blue Lily you find in the Blue Nile Falls is actually based off of a real flower called the Blue Egyptian Lotus, or the Blue Egyptian Water Lily, or the-you get it, it’s blue and Egyptian. The flower is sacred to the Egyptian god Nefertem and is often depicted in Egyptian art.
Plus they make a KILLER blue lotus tea.
4. The Canopic Jars: In the last stage of the Sphinx, you have to pull levers to release four jars IN THE RIGHT ORDER in order to prevent the room from filling up with sand.
These four jars are actually Egyptian canopic jars. (Now I get to talk about human anatomy!) Canopic jars are jars which contain the organs of mummified individuals, which are removed before their bodies are mummified. The jackal-faced jar (first jar in the picture) symbolizes the god Duamutef and contains the stomach of the mummified individual. The falcon-faced jar (second jar in the picture) represents Quehbehsenuef and holds the intestines. The monkey-faced jar (third jar in the picture) is meant to symbolize the god Hapi, and contains the lungs. The human-faced jar (final jar in the picture) represents Imset and holds the liver.
BONUS: Most of you reading this post already know about the tricks you can pull off with the cellphone. For those of you who don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, by entering certain numbers on the cellphone, you can change your costume! For example, this is what a character might look like at first.
By entering the number 1337 into the cellphone, you can get a Ned Noodlehead costume! (1337 means “Leet”, which is an alternative of the English language used online which involves replacing certain letters of the alphabet with numbers, as well as horrendously shoddy grammar)
By entering the number 911, you get a police hat and belt. (911 is the number for the police)
Enter 1225 and you get a Santa hat and gift bag. (12/25, or 25th of December, is Christmas)
Key in 411 and you’ll get a freaky brain in a glass. (411 is the telephone number for directory assistance in America and Canada. You call it for information, but with a brain like that, you’ll never need to call it again!)
Those were all the codes by the way. If you want more, don’t. There are no more.
And that was it! GOD THAT FELT GOOD! I can’t remember the last time I did one of these posts. I have a very short memory. IS THAT A TREE?!?