Eine gefährliche Uberfahrt (A Dangerous Crossing)

  • Linear Location

    Sankt-Alban-Rheinweg, Basel, Switzerland (47°33'18"N 7°36'22"E)


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It honors the place where the Kmpass, Urgend God of Directionality, separated Mlates gi Dunhuira and Nobunaga-Ventreven, an event that figured directly in the outcome of the Battle of Some Times.



It is right along the Rhine river, about a mile north of the Munster.

There is a street on the South Bank of the Rhine called Sankt-Alban-Rheinweg.  On the city side of that street, about halfway between Beim Letziturm and Eptingerstrasse, you will find the plaque.

Public Dedication

Dedication took place October 2, 2008.

This was Kcymaerxthaere installation #041 and the first in linear Switzerland.

Text of the Marker

The part of the story installed here:

Eine gefahrliche Uberfahrt (A Dangerous Crossing)

Traveling the Kymaara, a cognate term meaning the shape of the world, always held the potential of unexpected crossings of unseen membranes into unknown layers of time and space. But the glorious kReinn [the “k” is silent] flowing behind you was different. It was peril in plain sight.

Nobunaga-Ventreven and Mlates, his losaana—a cognate word meaning “the person you know you will be with forever”—took every precaution. But as their ferry reached the middle, Mlates saw a strange linearity in the northern sky. As she said, “Kmpass,” all heads turned and, indeed, it was the Urgend God of Directionality. In a terrible pulse, the river from the mountains to the sea was utterly straight for a single moment, flexing the banks to destruction, shattering all structures and sending each passenger into a different curve of time. Pulling himself to the wrecked shore near this very spot, Ventreven realized how little he had really learned about anything and committed to memory that place in the southern sky from which her cries seemed to echo.

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