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N is for nereids standing in fountains


The city of Scheffenon had a large number of fountains - to a casual visitor, it might seem that every second intersection was marked with the blue-tiled, en-statued pieces, and that every park needed at least three. The grand park at the center of Scheffenon sported a fountain easily as big as a house, presided over by a giant statue of the sea god and four nerieds in attendance. Dolphins, fish, sharks and octopi were common motifs in these fountains, but by far the most statues were of nereids.

It seemed strange, visitors would murmur, to have a place so buttoned-up, so old-fashioned, so restrained as Scheffenon have so many casually naked girls (and a few boys) in their statuary. Perhaps there would be a bit of bronze sea foam covering important bits, or a bit of marble drapery serving as a modesty cover, but, tails or legs, for the most part the sea-spirit statuary was naked as the day they were born.

It was altogether strange, visitors would murmur, while they enjoyed Scheffenon's clean streets and clean air, the amazing benefits the cool northern sea air had on one's health and the way one felt refreshed for weeks after leaving.

It was altogether creepy, the more astute visitors would whisper, how the eyes of the statues seemed to follow you, and how the sea near Scheffenon was devoid of anything bigger than a large fish for miles and miles. Not even and air-spirit, and the world knew how they loved to play with the spirits of the water. Not even a murmur of the sea god, when all of Scheffenon seemed to worship his reign.

In the same universe as Around Elephants and The Club, which is probably the same setting as Edora & Rodegard (here & here), and which now needs a setting name...

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Date: 2015-04-24 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Firstly, to an uninitiated visitor like myself, your blog seems somewhat difficult to navigate. Do you get many comments? If not you might have a problem with layout or something of that nature.

I see that you're up to the correct date but a bit behind in the letters. Hope you can continue okay. Good luck!

Arlee Bird
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Date: 2015-04-24 05:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rix_scaedu
Am I right in thinking that some astute visitors only ever visit Scheffenon once?
Edited Date: 2015-04-24 05:04 pm (UTC)

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