[three syllables]


Description

The name of this gwome is difficult to determine. It is believed to be a roosting place for Silleries and Magothies, forms of secaceous airborne tissue. These pseudorganisms are not quite alive—almost like prions—but they are possessed of a powerful curiosity. They often gather off the shore of the Beytalmo—the harborside portion of Naytelmo—to watch the performances.

As they float over Bay Vendel—what the Malay pirates call Kehilupangan and the people of Tangier call the Chesapeake—the silleries and their kind often shimmer on the waves, perhaps giving rise the legend of Chessie, the monster that lives in bordering waters. Then, after a performance, they float back in the evening breeze, not talking but emitting renten in the moonlight.