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Snails are an important part of the Mechanicsburg diet and culture. The reason for this is that, historically, the “water of the Dyne caused the snails to grow huge and they had a choice, blow them up or eat them. Turns out, they are tasty!”[1]

Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle offers a couple more semi-canonical details: during his war with the Heterodynes, The Storm King had Mechanicsburg under siege for an extended period, which (further?) encouraged the consumption of any available food-source, and that the selling of snails as food has become a major (and semi-covert) money-maker for the city in recent years.

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References

  1. Reddit Ask-Me-Anything, 30 May 3013:

    Lightningnettle
    How did snails become such an important part of the Mechanicsburg diet?

    studiofoglio
    Kaja: They're delicious says Phil!

    Phil: The water of the Dyne caused the snails to grow huge and they had a choice, blow them up or eat them. Turns out, they are tasty!
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