Pezhephen’s True Home

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This site is an important part of the puzzle of the life of the great engineer Pezhephen, to whom the communities of Kcymaerxthaere owed so much–even their very calendar.  (There is an important note below in access).

Indeed, as we begin to learn more about the incredible engineering feat which was the Museum of the Bench, we are learning more about the remarkable Pezhephen. Most people know him only from overly familiar use of the term Pejephen Year, but the application of his (literal) vision to the area around what we call Abilene was quite essential to the success of the Museum. Less well known is the fact that his precise timing of the moons of Jupiter allowed him to also fix the position of his doppelganger who floated in the Ferylemt that surrounded one of what we call the Pleiades.

Access

Unfortunately, this marker is no longer in its appropriate spot.  We are planning to re-install it by the end of linear 2019, so watch this space for updates.  Thank you.

Public Dedication

Was a simple affair, attended by those of us who installed the plaque. And it culminated in the ritual burning of the cement bags.

What it once said and will say again:

The part of the story installed here:

Pezhephen’s True Home

Though this gwome was part of Park Lee Taf’s Orbit of Trade, the site of a black market in gnacien meat, and the battlefield where Culev Larsze’s mother witnessed divine intervention against a more worthy foe, it is most famous for the early works of Pezhephen, the great observational scientist and civil engineer (he worked closely for many years on the Museum of the Bench with Park Lee Taf). His ancestors were from the part of the Ferkla rezhn that we call pSakhalin, known for the extraordinary eyesight of its people—so keen they can see the Great Red Spot of Jupiter (their oral traditions record a time when it was a bit more of a teal blue). When they close their eyes, they still see more than we do with ours open.

It was here that Pezhephen trained his vision to be sharper still. In fact, he then discovered the Jovian moon that goes by a slight corruption of his name (the Minoans may have not have known its origin in giving a like name to their queen) but, more important, observed that it took that moon 744 days to orbit Jupiter—the basis of the Pejephen [sic] calendar used in gwomes all across what we call the world. At the end of his life, after his bitter parting from Taf, it is believed that Pezhephen returned home for at least one winter—as the first of his ominous Calculations in Stone were found not far from this spot.

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