Special Sub-Topic: King Ottokar's Sceptre
|What is the name of the professor to whom Tintin returns the briefcase?|
Alembick. He lives at 24 Flyaway Road
|And what is the professor's area of interest/expertise?|
Sigilography. Sigilography is the study of seals (no, not that kind!). A seal in this context is something with someone's personal emblem stamped onto a medallion, in this case the King's. Sounds fascinating.
|The Syldavians nickname their country the Kingdom of the...?|
Black Pelican. The name is given because the pelican is the national symbol of Syldavia. The top of the sceptre features a pelican.
|Who is the current king of Syldavia?|
Muskar XII. Musstler sounds similar to Muskar, but this character is the leader of Borduria.
|What must the king do every year on St. Vladimir's day?|
Parade the Ottokar's Sceptre to the people. If he can't, he is forced to abdicate.
|With whom does Tintin hitch a ride to reach Klow?|
Bianca Castafiore. This was Tintin's first of many encounters with the 'Milanese Nightingale'.
|Where do Tintin & Snowy stop for shelter against the rain in Klow?|
Outside a museum. This was a Natural History Museum.
|What is the name of the official court photographer?|
Herr Czarlitz. Whether or not this was his real name, one can only speculate. This guy is in league with Alembick and helps him steal the sceptre.
|What is the name of the neighbouring country of Syldavia, which is attempting to seize power?|
Borduria. These charming fellows would return in 'The Calculus Affair'
|What helps Tintin realise how the sceptre was stolen?|
He sees some toys in a shop window. Tintin spies a toy cannon and soldiers.
|Tintin and the Thompsons follow the thieves in pursuit of the sceptre. How do they do this?|
By car. They borrow the King's car, leaving him standing around in the middle of nowhere!
|What curse does the guy with the sceptre use?|
Szplug. 'Krutziturken' was used by Doctor Muller in 'The Black Island' and 'Land of Black Gold'
|Why does Tintin become dizzy and disorientated?|
He hasn't eaten for a long time. He steals some bread from a Bordurian frontier post shortly afterwards.
|Does Tintin finally return the sceptre to the king?|
n. The sceptre falls out of Tintin's pocket on the way to the chamber. Snowy picks the sceptre up and returns it.
|Tintin is bestowed with the Syldavian honour of 'Knight of the Order of the...'?|
Golden Pelican. Tintin receives the honour for 'great services' rendered to Syldavia.
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