Their sins are many. We shall only discuss the first, the ones that exiled them here.
From what we have learned about the Masters, and their errors, we know there are eleven crimes. Hoarding. light bringing. impersonation and delivery of false testimony. the crime of knife and candle. idleness and dwelling on dreams. Runtery and aberration. pursuit of a Treachery. failure and defeat, thus falling from a king to a beggar. Glass whispering, and worse: charity. Truth strangling. And finally, violation of the Order of Days, which governs the hunt, the slaughter, the bargain, the council, and the feast.
The possible answers are many, and the Masters… have changed, in number and in profession. Some of these crimes may not have been committed by them, but what they were and what they were accused of must be understood.
For hoarding, it is possible that Stones, Pages, and Cups may have been accused.
Stones shows quite a bit of avarice, and a love of money for money’s sake. He is the most likely candidate. Pages, who runs the Ministry of Public Decency could also be considered, for it steals and hoards knowledge. Cups runs the Relickers, who take scraps and useless junk to be collected and presumably hoarded.
Fires currently assumes the mantle of a distributer of coal, gas and candles. Yet, he merely adopted this position- Mr. Eaten, or Mr. Candles, dealt in light through the trade of candles. Meanwhile, Apples deals in immortality, which are created from the Garden, which is swathed in light.
However, this crime could also refer to the Correspondence, composed of sunlight. The Master who seems the most involved with the Correspondence seems to be Mr. Eaten, who has literally become it as part of his name.
Impersonation, and the delivery of false testimony
This crime could apply to many of the Masters. The most likely answer is that is one of the Masters with double identities: Apples/Hearts, Cups/Mirrors, and Mr. Eaten (Theoretically, as Mr. Candles).
Perpetration of the game of Knife and Candle
This one is without a doubt Mr. Iron.
Idleness, and the dwelling-on of dreams
Spices is the current Master of dreams, and he does remain idle throughout the plot, except for creating Jack-of-Smiles (which he refuses to contain, being further idle). However, Mr. Wines was the first to control the trade of dreams, which he gave up to Spices. He is in a way idle, for he truly only runs revels instead of directly ruling and trading in the Neath. Mirrors could have been considered idle, for instead of working he would think and about and attempt to free Parabola.
While we don’t have exact details of what constitutes runtery and aberration, Mr. Pages could the one accused of this. However, Mr. Hearts, in the Labyrinth, consumes animals and reconstitutes them, which could be an aberrance.
Pursuit of a Treachery
Failure and defeat
To be continued
edited by Ixc on 10/6/2017