Endings – The Alternate Histories
Through my painstaking research and continual playing of the game I’ve discovered that there are eight possible outcomes to Titanic. In this post I will of course tell you what objects you need to obtain to achieve the endings.
1. Soviet Germany
Vlad gets either or both the Rubaiyat and the real necklace. Carlson leaves the ship with the notebook and the painting.
World War I broke out because Vlad had either the real necklace or the Rubaiyat with which to finance the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The Communist takeover of Russia did not happen, because you saved the notebook and Lenin, Trotsky, and other Communist revolutionaries were killed.
World War II did not happen, because Hitler was successful as an artist. The Communists seized power in Berlin instead of the Nazis, became powerful and eventually took over all of Europe, including Britain.
2. The Soviets Win (Version 1)
Carlson leaves with the Rubaiyat and the real necklace, or they go down with the ship. The notebook goes down with the ship or is taken by someone else, but you leave the ship with the painting.
There was no World War I, but the Communists took over Russia. Hitler became a successful painter and was not available to unite a fractured and weakened Germany against the Soviets. All of Europe, including Britain, was united into a single Soviet Socialist Republic.
3. The Soviets Win (Version 2)Vlad gets either or both the Rubaiyat and the real necklace and Carlson fails to get the notebook. He does, however leave the ship with the painting.
World War I happened, but the Communists took over Russia. Hitler became a successful artist in a Germany devastated by depression and a humiliating peace. All of Europe, including Britain, was united in a Soviet Socialist Republic.
4. The Nazis Win (Version 1)
Vlad gets either or both the Rubaiyat and the real necklace. Carlson left with ship with the notebook, but the painting went down with ship.
World War I occurred on schedule, because Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated. The Russian revolution never happened, because Lenin and the other revolutionaries were killed. When Hitler came to power, the Czar’s regime was too weak to resist, an exhausted Britain surrendered, and the Nazis took over all of Europe.
5. The Nazis Win (Version 2)
Carlson leaves with either or both the Rubaiyat and the real necklace, or they go down with the ship. Carlson also left the ship with the notebook, but the painting is lost.
World War I does not occur, and neither does the Russian revolution. In 1927, Hitler overthrew the Kaiser and channelled the full power of a Germany unweakened by World War I into industry and high-tech weapons.
Germany developed the atomic bomb in 1939. The West, weakened by complacency, now finds itself facing a nuclear-armed Germany bent on world-domination.
6. The Nazis Win (Version 3)
Vlad gets neither the Rubaiyat nor the real necklace, and both the necklace and the painting are lost.
World War I does not occur, and neither does the Russian revolution. In 1927, Hitler overthrows the Kaiser, and the Nazis develop the A-bomb six years early. A crisis has developed, and…
“… we await Berlin’s answer”
Vlad gets either or both the Rubaiyat and the real necklace, and both the notebook and painting are lost.
This is the version of history that really happened, the one you’re trying to change. World War I happened, the Soviets took over Russia, and World War II took place on schedule.
You end up in that same London flat in 1942 again… if only the past could be changed playing around in your head once more.
8. The Best of All Outcomes
You leave the ship with the Rubaiyat, the real necklace, the notebook, and the painting. Alternatively, the Rubaiyat and/or the necklace could have been lost to Riviera and went down with the ship. The important thing is that Vlad did not get them.
World War I never happened. The Communist revolution was aborted and they never took power in Russia. Following along the same lines, World War II never happened. Mankind entered an age of apparelled peace and prosperity.