December 19, 2013 § 1 Comment

Whilst many Citizens never leave their Borough, let alone pass beyond the common environment of stone and brick, a not insignificant number gird themselves and press out into the oft-unknown lands of the Suburbs. It is to these doughty adventurers that we dedicate this meagre work – nought more than a collection of their experiences – and to whom we offer thanks in the name of those brothers of Science; Knowledge and Exploration.

Many Citizens will be aware of the area known by most as the Fen and its reputation as a mist-shrouded place of sickness and isolation is not unfounded; the creatures known as Fen Dogs stalk this land and even more fantastical entities – various species of carnivorous tree, bloated King Leeches and the ghastly, howling Katterjack – are said to lurk in the furthest reaches of the Far Fen. Yet, for all its reputation, The Fen has been travelled and, to a degree, mapped. The few landmarks that exist on the undulating moorland serve to direct those wise in its ways and it is these that we will discuss in this work. The silent lake of Glassmere, looming Pinstack, the stone pillars of the Fat Man and his Son; these and many more are elucidated, often with fine prints, in the opening section of this compendium.

Fat Man & Son

The latter part of the work concerns itself with those far less visited areas beyond the hinterland of the Fen; the Sleeping Cliffs, the Scatter, Aden’s Height and the Glimmersee. Whilst far less information exists for these places, some no more than names, their peculiar features make even the most vague impression of great importance. The Author notes that this section also contains a number of fictional works that relate to the locations in question. Some readers may bemoan this recourse to tall tales and hearsay but it is the Author’s most humble opinion that the greatest works of fiction can, in hindsight, be proven to contain grains of a higher truth.

N.B: The Author and Publisher, in this Second & Re-Authorised Edition, are bound by both Honour and Law to make warning to any Dear Reader who may take this work as an exhortation to transgress the boundaries of the City and adventure into the realms beyond. Paying only a small amount of attention to the tales of those who return from these places, let alone the lingering silence of those who do not, should prove sufficient to dissuade any neophyte wanderer and restrict them to the less perilous environs of the City Library.

An excerpt from the introduction to ‘Without Within: Journeys Beyond The Four Walls‘ by Leonora DeVere

The Fen

There lies, far East, a nameless fen/didst Man last tread I know not when/but beasts there are/and worse by far/things that yearn for foreign stars/things as shy from mortal ken/but dance and howl on the nameless fen…

H. Devlin Weard (attrib.)

(Fen vista by kind courtesy of edgeplorer and occasional oculist, Capt. Oaklaw)


Article IV

December 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Article IV, Section 2, sub-section c

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As advised and indicated throughout.

It, of course, is, no more (or less) so than any other, a cipher for its own (un)reality and, in most senses, can be regarded as, for the most part, immaterial apart from its layering of (possible) potential which, undoubtedly, is/was/will be vastly powerful (or maybe not, dependent on certain uncertainties).and should be dealt with accordingly – that being, most delicately – for fear of premature ignition and/or extinction in cases where this would be disadvantageous or dangerous (viz. staining of clothing thru co-terminal collapse of intrinsic field spaces and all points in-between/in-beyond)..

Line Arc

Article IV, Section 2, sub-section d.

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As ill-advised and abdicated throughout

Agents must be most cautious in usage of the referred as themic disassociation may be instigated under certain circumferstances and, indeed, it is highly likely that arc-rebound effects may be experienced and the deleterious impacts thereof/thereby suffered. Deployment of such devices should only be undertaken on authorisation of a suitable referee (or under one’s own initiative, should it be deemed necessary – see also; plausibility of denial, dismissal [members and dismembers], collateral and public disturbance suppression for explicatory notices).

Article IV, Section 2, sub-section e.

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Aisle is visored and a bit tainted, throw out

When engendered by multiple agents, supported by BOXER units as needed, full-line arc throw can be modified to such effect as required. The re-arrangement of both tomic and themic characteristics can be highly desirable should a sector clear be required, for reasons of stability and/or temperance. All agents should be aware of the volume of deployment, dependent on strength and insertion phase. Self-destabilisation is a chronic state, non-recoverable.

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