Land of the Warres – Cleveland, Ohio - Atlas Obscura

Land of the Warres

Land of the Warres

On a wall in Cleveland, Ohio find the story of a highly connected fictional community of organisms that created remarkable, lasting structures. 


Created by Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios, Kcymaerxthaere is a “parallel universe that intersects with much of our linear Earth, but with different stories, creatures, peoples, even laws of physics and qualities of existence.”  It has been likened to a novel with every page in a different place. What makes the Kcymaerxthaere project particularly interesting is that Demetrios installs informative markers and historical sites at the locations in our world that connect to his world, creating real world intersections with his imagined universe. For the months of August and September, 2014, Demetrios acted as our first ever Geographer-in-Residence and his Kcymaerxthaere locations continue to be featured all over the Atlas. To learn more see our introductory article here

Kcymaerxthaere’s creatures without metabolism have provoked a great deal of interest in the biological research communities. It turns out there quite a few type of creatures very similar to warres, whose structures come across almost like a form of terrestrial coral. Indeed, though they did not have a metabolism, they did have many physical characteristics visible in the our traditional spectra of dimensions. At the other extremes, there were very different creatures like Agogatlovs whose only character in common is this lack of metabolism.

When you visit this marker in midtown Cleveland, you are some distance from the Lake, but you will notice that there are numerous spectacular unused buildings as you get closer to the lake. It is a matter of some speculation as to whether some of these were built upon the husks of the Warres.

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On the wall, right off Perkins Street.

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