The Missing Bell *Possible Spoilers*

#1 Edited by Mogarth (15 posts) -

Is there anything to the bells in the game or the missing one?

#2 Edited by Chaser324 (6263 posts) -

What exactly are you referring to?

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#3 Posted by BeachThunder (11645 posts) -
#4 Posted by Mogarth (15 posts) -
#5 Posted by Raethen (180 posts) -

@mogarth: Don't. Steve Gaynor (the writer and designer) said it isn't in the game. He gives no explanation as to why it's missing, just that it probably fell of long ago, and got thrown away.

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#6 Posted by gaminghooligan (1403 posts) -

Maybe I didn't find the note about them or maybe I'm just ignorant of mansion culture, but what were these for in the first place?

#7 Edited by eskimo (473 posts) -

@gaminghooligan: Summoning servants most likely.

There would be a cord in each room attached to these bells, and when one of them ring the servants would go to that room. The bells had probably been removed from upstairs in subsequent renovations, although I couldve missed them if they were there.

#8 Posted by gaminghooligan (1403 posts) -
#9 Edited by Raethen (180 posts) -

@gaminghooligan: The room that they are in is the servants quarters. They are used to call the servant to a specific part of the mansion. A lever/pulley is pulled in a room, and the bell for that room rings through a complex maze of strings. That is also why there are secret passages and rooms, so a servant can move through the mansion without being seen.

Damn, @eskimo beat me to it.

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#10 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3150 posts) -

OBVIOUSLY Comstock stole it, cloned the bell and used it for the bells at the beginning of BioShock Infinite.

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