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THE GREATEST INNOCENCE – Browsing through the various chapters, you try your best to understand the ceaseless overflow -- the sprawl -- of names, dates, places, events historical. Most of it ends up as a twisted mass of facts inside your brain.

The Greatest Innocence is an item in Disco Elysium.


This dusty tome brings knowledge on the history of Innocences. It is written by one João Paolo Salomao Lopez de Fuego, a Mesque fascist, who tries to reach a conclusion on which of the Innocences is the coolest in the world.


  • Can be read to pass the time.
  • The primary purpose is to explain the concept of Innocences and introduce the principal players. At the end, the book will propose a pop quiz, which grants experience if completed correctly. Here are the questions:
    • Question 1: Who was the first innocence? The Perikarnassian? Correct! Nothing much is known about him. It's not even clear that he was a *he*, but Franconegro presumed as such and called him Pius. He's depicted as a young man with molten gold pouring out of his mouth -- all he spoke was gold. It's said he *invented* god; and equality of men before god. He also introduced the gold standard as a way for measuring people's love for aurum. As the first innocence, he declared that there should be more of those like him. It is presumed his disciples were the beginning of the Holy Party (the Founding Party).
    • Question 2: Who was the strongest innocence? Franconegro? Correct! Named the innocence of militarism, he codified hereditary rule -- but at the same time ended serfdom and established the Interisolary Reál as the global reserve currency. He also established the concept of the Nation. Franconegro attempted to solve the rising tensions between the aristocracy and bourgeoisie by building a unified society, in which every man has a place and a mission, but at the same time may rise to nobility provided on the strength of his virtue.
    • Question 3: Who was the false innocence? Ernö Pasternak? Correct! There have been a number of counter- or false-innocences -- some assumed to have innocentic qualities, some who just thought so themselves. Occasionally they have the support of a faction inside the ecclesiastic organization, and accusations of foul play have arisen... The most famous -- and important -- of these was Ernö Pasternak. He was into torture, despotism, hymns, cannons, and world conquest, but got defeated and humiliated by Stepan the Despicable of Kedra.
    • Final stretch, you've come so far and learned so much. This is the most important one. Question 4: Who was the *greatest* innocence? The most *important* of them all. The most precious to human kind... Dolores Dei. Correct! The Mesque might see Franconegro as the father of nations, but as of this century there's been a great shift in attitude -- Dolores Dei has become widely regarded as the greatest innocence. A most radical change to the whole fabric of the world. Everything from interisolary travel, to the connected world, to three consecutive scientific revolutions can be traced back to her. Every decade that passes she seems less human somehow -- and more beautiful...
  • At the end, Harry is graded. The grade can be F (more than six mistakes), D (four), C (two), B (one to two), or A. Acing it grants 5 XP.