Hugo Grotius' Book Chest
Hugo Grotius' Book Chest.jpg

Origin

Hugo Grotius' Escape

Type

Book Chest

Effects

Teleportation

Downsides

None

Activation

Climbing inside

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents

Section

Cooper-243R

Aisle

550636-2255

Shelf

170119-2567-1894

Date of Collection

1986

[Source]


Origin[edit | edit source]

Hugo Grotius (1583 - 1645) was a Dutch jurist who was imprisoned for his involvement in the intra foundations for international law, based on natural law. Religious disputes between the Remonstrants and the Counter-Remonstrants became increasingly heated during the Twelve Years Truce (1609 - 1621), riots and unlawfulness acts broke out during this time. The Synod of Dort was convened to settle the dispute and the decision was to outlaw Arminianism. Remonstrant members of the States of Holland were immediately arrested and imprisoned. After half a year in remand Grotius was sentenced to life imprisonment in Loevestein Castle at the age of thirty six. While he served this sentence in the dungeons his wife started working at the castle as a maidservant. In 1621 with a friend of hers they managed to bring the book chest to Grotius. After he hid inside they brought it back to the entryway. The guards, not checking the contents, removed the book chest and it traveled several miles away. At a stop Grotius escaped and fled to Paris, France.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Climbing inside transports person ten miles away from chest.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Planted by Barbosa in several victims’ houses to avoid capture. Was removed from Police Evidence after Daniel Camargo Barbosa was arrested and brought to the warehouse.

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