Karel Čapek's Ashtray
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Origin

Karel Čapek

Type

Ashtray

Effects

Allows the user to control other people's minds and bodies

Downsides

User's lungs will fill with ash

Activation

Placing ash in it

Collected by

Agent Brady Brown

Section

Sprague-72C

Aisle

48089-5135

Shelf

381008-5761-429

Date of Collection

November 26, 2014

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Karel Čapek (January 9, 1890 – December 25, 1938) was a Czech writer of the early 20th century. He had multiple roles throughout his career such as playwright, dramatist, essayist, publisher, literary reviewer, and art critic. Nonetheless, he's best known for his science fiction, including his novel War with the Newts and play R.U.R., The latter work popularized the word robot and changed history (the second "R" of the title standing for "Robots").

Effect[edit | edit source]

This ashtray was used by Čapek while he was writing R.U.R.. When held, the user can control the mind and bodies of other people. The downside is that the user's lungs will fill with ash.

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