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Kunihiko Asou's Camera Obscura
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Four known models. TL, BL & BR in storage.

Origin

Kunihiko Asou

Type

View Camera

Effects

Photos taken with the camera can trap metaphysical beings in film, including spirits, displaced souls and can sever the connection between artifacts and the subject.

Downsides

If the film fades, the subject will be released.

Activation

Taking a photo with film in the camera

Collected by

Warehouse 12

Section

Trap Aisle

Aisle

191-2043

Shelf

3052-165-6845

Date of Collection

11/2/1859

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OriginEdit

Kunihiko Asou, a Japanese occultist, invented the first Camera Obscura in the nineteenth century in an attempt to talk to the "spirit world'. His invention was a (moderate) success, and he made more in an attempt to capitalize on his creation. This did not go as planned, however, and Asou went missing almost a two years after his first successful test, just before he could get the Camera into mass production. 

Several of his personal Cameras gradually became scattered across Japan, and eventually the world. It is currently believed he had a set of ten, only three are stored in the Warehouse. After rumors of Asou's experiments got around, more eager occultists began trying to re-create his invention, with varied results. Though many attempts were made, only few work. 

EffectsEdit

When a picture was taken of an object or individual, any effects of another artifact are immediately dispelled. This can have both useful or disastrous effects, depending on the artifact in question, as the cancellation is immediate. For some artifact-created constructs this will result is discorportaion, and for artifacts that display some form of movement or self-alteration it can "stun" them for short periods.

TodayEdit

Three Camera Obscuras are currently in the Warehouse (two original makes and one re-creation) along with the only surviving blueprints of the original. One was donated to the Warehouse by Charles Dodgson after his death.

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