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Badea Cârțan’s Coat
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Origin

Badea Cârțan

Type

Coat

Effects

Lets the user blend in with their surroundings

Downsides

User will try to steal as many books as possible

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Homobonus-MT8

Aisle

314682-1596

Shelf

77934-2180-946

Date of Collection

April 19, 1937

[Source]


OriginEdit

Badea Cârțan was a self-taught ethnic Romanian shepherd who fought for the independence of the Romanians of Transylvania (then under Hungarian rule inside Austria-Hungary), distributing Romanian-language books that he secretly brought from Romania to their villages. In all he smuggled some 200,000 books for pupils, priests, teachers and peasants; he used several routes to pass through the Făgăraş Mountains.

Cârțan made a 45 day journey on foot to Rome and wished to see Trajan's Column with his own eyes. After pouring Romanian soil and wheat at the column's base, he wrapped himself in a peasant's coat and fell asleep at the column's base. The next day he was awakened by a policeman who shouted in amazement, "A Dacian has fallen off the column!", as Cârţan was dressed just like the Dacians carved into the column.

EffectsEdit

The coat will blend in with the user’s surroundings, making it either match the landscape or turn into a nearby uniform. Although it grants some camouflage, it does not hide the user from view, as their outline is still easily visible. The user will also gain an obsession in stealing as many books as possible to “liberate” their oppressed people.

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