Codex: a host of indecipherable messages written in ice. Mute exiles hurriedly pacing the few snow-packed streets. Mute monster-hunters engaged in staring contests with each other. Shivering monkeys closely huddled around fires fed by old log books. A single morose Drownie who hasn’t moved for years. No rats.
One could probably justify describing the atmosphere as ‘muted’.
No unusual number of ships has arrived at this remote Northern island today.
Certainly, even if those ships had come, they would not have carried a large number of very unusual passengers.
And even if all those people were really here – the idea that they had gathered, right here, on this precise day, for a specific reason, would be utterly ridiculous.
After all, nothing interesting ever happens on Codex.
Built improbably half-inside the ice, is a library…
The Correspondents’ Lounge
[i]Is there some insane piece of headcanon you’ve always wanted to share?
Do you have a thoroughly heretical theory about the Neath, the Stars and Everything?
Are you thinking about founding an entirely new school of thought?
Are you completely clueless but loaded with questions you’ve never dared ask before?
Ask, tell, share, delicious friends! But don’t speak, please, just write it down, here on these sheets of vellum. Or these plaques of lead. (Paper is for losers.)
Use Violant ink to promote the bold zeal of new beliefs, and Gant to forever bury the errant remains of old ones. Tell of the things you’ve glimpsed in the darkest depths of the Unterzee in Peligin ink, or use Viric for distorted visions from the realm of dreams. There’s Cosmogone ink for Star-Tales and Sky-Stories, while ink of Apocyan, the colour of memory, is used to record your most personal thoughts and introspections. Irrigo ink is for – um, well… I’ve no idea, really. Thinking about it, maybe you better do not use irrigo. Then again, maybe you already did?
(Basically, you write something down and pass it to someone else… or leave it lying around for anyone to pick up and jot down a comment, an answer, a retort, a challenge, a parody… have fun!)
edited by phryne on 12/8/2016