Jane Bird was an English passenger aboard the Obra Dinn during its last voyage in 1802. She was one of the survivors living in Morocco.

Story and fate[edit | edit source]

Bird was first seen witnessing Abigail Hoscut Witterel getting crushed by some rigging when a kraken attacked the Obra Dinn.[1]

After surviving the kraken attack, she, together with surgeon Henry Evans, fellow passenger Emily Jackson, and Fourth Mate's Steward Davey James, boarded a lifeboat[2] and left the ship. The lifeboat successfully reached Africa, where the survivors continued to live in Morocco.[3]

The East India Company insurance assessment on the Obra Dinn incident found out that Bird had abandoned the crew and the vessel. Her estate was fined £10.[4]

Jane Bird's letter[edit | edit source]

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A year after the inspector visited the Obra Dinn, Jane Bird wrote to them to inform them of the death of Henry Evans. The exact contents of the letter depend on how many fates the inspector solved:

With only a few fates solved, surgeon Henry Evans was not particularly impressed by the performance of the inspector, as per Jane Bird.

  • All 58 fates solved: The letter will say that Evans died satisfied with the inspector's efforts and that his gratitude be expressed by returning the book to the inspector, along with an object necessary to access chapter VIII, Bargain. She asks the inspector to not write back, as the memory of the voyage is painful to her, James, and Jackson.
  • 30–56 fates solved: Her letter will say that, although the book is not fully solved, Evans appreciates the attempt, acknowledging the difficulty of the task. She adds that she, James, and Jackson are content living in Morocco and asks the inspector to not write back.
  • 27 or fewer fates solved: Bird's letter will say that the book is so incomplete it disheartened Evans to the point of worsening his health. He used his final moments to express his regrets entrusting the inspector with the task.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Jane Bird can be identified after The Doom, part 8. This part identifies Abigail Hoscut Witterel and with that, there are only three women left on board. Since one is Formosan, only Bird and Jackson have to be separated. Bird is listed in the crew manifest as "Miss Jane Bird", meaning that she is unmarried. In The Doom, part 8, the three women come on deck and it can be seen that, apart from Hoscut Witterel, only one is wearing a wedding ring. Since this cannot be Jane Bird, she has to be the remaining European woman on board.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Bird only appears in three memories, always together with Emily Jackson.

In other languages[edit | edit source]

As the unmarried status is the key feature to identify Jane Bird, the title "Miss" in the crew manifest was translated into the equivalents in all language versions of the game.

Language Translation Notes
English Miss Jane Bird
French Mlle Jane Bird Mlle is the abbreviation of Mademoiselle
German Fräulein Jane Bird
Spanish Srta. Jane Bird Srta. is the abbreviation of Señorita
Portuguese Srta. Jane Bird Srta. is the abbreviation of Senhorita
Italian Sig.na Jane Bird Sig.na is the abbreviation of Signorina
Russian Мисс Джейн Берд
(Miss Dzheyn Berd)
Мисс is borrowed from English Miss. Джейн and Берд are transcriptions of Jane and Bird, respectively.
Polish Panna Jane Bird
Japanese ジェーン・バード嬢
(Jēn bādo jō)
is the equivalents of the title Miss in Japanese. ジェーン and バード are transcriptions of Jane and Bird, respectively.
Simplified Chinese 简・伯德小姐
(Jiǎn Bódé xiǎojiě)
小姐 is the equivalents of the title Miss in Chinese. and 伯德 are phonetic transcriptions of Jane and Bird, respectively.
Traditional Chinese 珍伯德小姐
(Zhēn Bódé xiǎojiě)
小姐 is the equivalents of the title Miss in Chinese. and 伯德 are phonetic transcriptions of Jane and Bird, respectively.
Korean 제인 버드 아가씨
(jein beodeu agassi)
아가씨 is the equivalents of the title Miss in Korean. 제인 and 버드 are transcriptions of Jane and Bird, respectively.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. In The Doom, part 8
  2. In Escape, part 2
  3. Stated in a letter if 30–56 fates have been solved by the inspector leaves the Obra Dinn.
  4. Stated in the insurance assessment book in the epilogue if Bird's fate is deduced correctly.
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