There are two characters in The King In Yellow with the surname Scott, both artists; as the second lacks a forename, it is likely they are the same character.

Reconciling The Two

Jack Scott was in Paris during the events of The Mask, which must occur before The Repairer of Reputations as Boris Yvain is dead by then. Mr Scott and Tessie live in New York City. As Hildred Castaigne is dead by the time of The Yellow Sign, that story must take place after The Repairer of Reputations. If Sylvia is connected with one or both of the other Sylvias in The King In Yellow, she would most likely have dated him in Paris, putting him there three years earlier, say two years before The Repairer of Reputations, which fits neatly.

Interestingly, the artist Jack Trent also dated a Sylvia, which (running with hints in The Repairer of Reputations) may imply that Jack Scott is his equivalent in a fictional or alternate timeline.

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