The Dawn Machine

What exactly is it? All I know is that giving Vital Intelligence to the Voracious Diplomat eventually ends with the Admiral leaving to go wherever because the Dawn Machine rises in supremacy. I’d imagine it would have something to do with Port Geode, but I haven’t the slightest clue.

What do you guys think?
edited by Atom Stratomsk on 7/8/2015

Have you found it? Try sailing around it into Barnsworth Gap. [li]

This is some deep lore, but to sum up… you might have heard some knowledgeable and/or mysterious Neathy characters discuss the idea that light is law, and that the peculiar darkness of the Neath is the reason why the laws of nature don’t apply so strongly there. There’s more to it than that, but that’s a good point to start from. Well, there exist certain conservative elements in the government and the Admiralty who tire of living in the dark and of abiding by the dictates of the Bazaar, and have set out to create their own light and their own laws - thus, the Dawn Machine. It’s up to you whether you think that’s a good idea.

So in essence its a man-made machine that creates artificial sunlight?

Yep! An artificial cosmic entity, if you will. And if you consider the effects sunlight can have on residents of the Neath - and, for that matter, how often the sun has been worshipped in human history - you can see how that might be worrying.

I can’t personally find them but there is some good info on the Dawn Machine on Spacemarine9’s Tumblr things. You may have to dig a bit though.

Fallen London:

Sunless Sea: