The Hiraoselky Legions

  • Linear Location

    In a glad, Wheathampstead, Hartford Shire, United Kingdom (51°48'18"N 0°18'29"W)


It is worth pointing out that thretchlathium are not as common as they were in Kcymaerxthaereal times when they added an exquisite texture to the Endlen Khymuirian countryside. Thretchlathia were an interesting land formation where an incredibly rich topsoil floated above the next layer of earth. The people who lived there were called the Hiraoselky and the gap between the two layers was always exactly the height of the tallest member of the community—who either stooped or had so much soil in their hair they were called sansad lathien sansaidee (roughly: “we could harvest 16 [bushels] of wheat from your head”).


In a field, under some trees, across Amwell Lane from Amwell Cottage, in Wheathampstead.

Public Dedication

The celebrants were our gracious hosts with whom the digging and installation was done. Some friends gathered and a toast was had!

This was Kcymaerxthaere installation #061 and the seventh in what we call the United Kingdom.

Text of the Marker

The part of the story installed here:


This area, like more than a few gwomes in En’Kymhuir, was dominated by a Thretchlathium, an unusual land formation that looks like a gentle, pastoral landscape from above ground, but is actually the rich topsoil floating unsupported a couple of meters above the earth. Interestingly, the height fluctuated according to that of the tallest member of the community, who either had a pronounced stoop or fertile hair. The Hiraoselky, which means “reasonably tall,” did most of their living and much of their commerce underground, lit only by varmint holes.


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