Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Big Island = Riesig (means enormous in German) -- has long river (Rambla, which splits into North and South Rambla) coming down from tolt called The Shatters, memorials for dead are placed at The Shatters, sigrist on highest peak who watches for weather and danger to announce on household radio, docks where fish are dumped by sinners, then sorted, then processed; also has main airfield and aircraft factory, Lofthall, main town with school, university, hospital, administrators offices, post office, archive and vault, setzer, genist, botaniste, ethicist, shopkeepers, ejida plus greenhouses plus chicken farm for public allotment, glebe for university food farmed by students, steamworks, plus ferry to and from Pomar as well as ferry along the Western Tendril

Second-biggest Island = Verzin (Dutch for manufacture) -- has astronomer at one end, long river (Nahar) from heights, gravelworks at esker, ejida, weavers and dyers, manufacturing (plastics, metal), main electrical plant, steamworks, paper makers, plus large airfield, many residents, shops, and ferry to and from Pomar, as well as ferry along the Eastern Tendril

Orchard Island = Pomar (means orchard in Portugese) -- surrounded by Bohaira Lagoon, protected by atolls and windbreaks of Riesig and Verzin; has fruit trees, olive trees, nut trees, soybeans, plus apiary -- fruit, soybean and wood processing plants; also public park on promontary accessible by ferry

Mining Islands = Chloddia (means mining in Welsh) with metallurgists, Exploit (means mining in French) with chemists, produces oil from one well, refinery, steamworks

Compost Island = Abfall (means garbage in German) -- has compost fields, junkyard, recycling, plus airfield

Exile Island = Peisuo (means exile in Chinese) -- has own small steamworks and electrical plant, run by exiles; walled lighter field

Goat island = Yagi (means goat in Japanese) -- has goat flocks plus small creek Riada, dairy and cheesery, charnal house, Manages, a shop or two, lighter field, hostel

Woods island = Bosco (means woods in Italian) -- has variety of hardwoods plus lumber mill, varnish and resin processing; also has pigs (run loose in the forests) and carpenters; airfield

Farm island = Byli (means farm in Icelandic) -- has botaniste-run ejida with experimental crops plus cranberry bog, no private residences aside from ejida workers; since winds on Skene flow generally east to west, is at far edge of West Tendril to keep from pollinating other islands

Magma island = Yanja (yan jiang means lava in Chinese) has active magma flow and lava workers who create housing walls, pumice workers who create furniture, roof tiles, etc., glassmakers plus large airfield; also has dropoff over magma flow at ocean edge where funerals are held before bodies wrapped in linen are dropped into the magma

Rice island = Beras (means rice in Indonesian) -- has tolt with fresh-water river Potami; most of island terraced for rice farming with ducks and geese flocked on rice ponds, plus airfield, residences, few shops; on protected atoll lagoon with Yanja

Clay island = Argile (means clay in French) -- has clay fields and some keramikers for large projects, although this is also a cottage industry done at some individual Manages; small lighter field, otherwise Manages and a shop or two

Sheep islands = Juh (means sheep in Hungarian) and Faar (means sheep in Norwegian) -- each island has four enormous paddocks for sheep which are rotated through each quarter-year and reseeded; charcos; with centralized residences for herders and shearers, shearing shed, wool processor, charnal house, lighter field, few shops; one island on protected atoll lagoon with South Verzin, second island on protected atoll lagoon with North Verzin

Mulberry/silk island = Seda (means silk in Portugese) -- has mulberry forest, with large cavern underneath containing silkworm factory; airfield, some beehives; fruit, syrup, silkworm and wood processing plants

Flings, 21 small islands with individual names = large enough to hold only one or perhaps two Manages, with farm land, separate geothermal access for heat, water well, electricity is made from small steam turbine, accessed by ferry

Secanos, 3 small islands without their own water supply so uninhabitable except are on ferry lines; two are planted with herbs which will survive with rainfall only and one is used as public recreational land

Copyright 2007 Maggie Jochild

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