The Cell of Repentance, in the basement of the orphanage, is especially linked to the Red Crayon/Red Rose Aristocrats. This room has a red emblem of a rose on each side of its door (the room in the attic where the throne is located also bears this symbol). Having Brown search using the Red Crayon (in the “find” slot of the inventory) during “The Funeral” chapter leads one to the Cell of Repentance and to the Red Crayon Pledge.
The Red Crayon Pledge document as follows:
The document has a black flower-stem border, in the upper corners of which are a red rose (one in each corner).
Top line is in red: “The Red Crayon Pledge”
Next line is in black: “I pledge allegiance to the Prince and Princess”
Next line is in black: “I promise to love thy neighbor.”
Next line in black (there is a drawing to the right of it that looks to me like a bag, leaking blood, suspended from a rope hanging from a frame of some sort): “I shall offer a monthly gift.”
Next line in black (there is some sort of red splotch or red figure to the right of this): “I shall punish the unfaithful.”
Next line in red: “Red Crayon…” (something I can’t read).
The subtitles of the document leave out the line “I shall punish the unfaithful” and the line written in red beneath it.
If Jennifer goes to the Cell of Repentance during the time (in “The Funeral” chapter) of the imp attacks, she will encounter the spawnage of infinite imps. These imps are all of one specific type.
These imps are regular (non-animal) imps which wear a bag that is closely fitted to the shape of the head, and have facial features of red color. The red color (presumably from red crayon) is, in my opinion, another feature linking these imps to the Red Crayon society.
I have argued, in numerous previous blog-posts, that the imps are fantasy distortions of what were, in Jennifer’s forgotten past, the orphans wearing bags on their heads and acting as if they were imps. The close fitting bags on these imps of the Cell of Repentance are shaped to somewhat resemble the heads that Jennifer sees on the “regular” imps and I believe that this type of close-fitting bag (without the red) explains Jennifer’s fantasy-creation of the face and head of “regular” imps.
I propose that the spawnage of the imps in the Cell of Repentance is meant to symbolize that it is the Red Crayon Aristocrats that are responsible for bringing the imps to life, so to speak, and unleashing the activities of the orphans that Jennifer re-lives in her dream as imp rampages.
Thanks go to Choco-chan for bringing the infinitely spawning imps of the Cell of Repentance to my attention.
On the imps as the-orphans-wearing-bags, see my blog-posts:
“The Imps Mystery, and Orphans-wearing-bags (Part 1)”
“The Imps Mystery, and Orphans-wearing-bags (Part 2)”
“The Imps Mystery, and Orphans-wearing-bags (Part 3)”
“The Imps Mystery, and Orphans-wearing-bags (Part 4)”
This Is How We Can Understand What The Imps Are Saying