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Øvret Peltesh

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

At Oklahoma Panhandle State University, a plaque marks a place once known as No Man's Land in the linear world and the fictional Kcymaerxthaere as well. 


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 is acting as our Geographer-in-Residence and his Kcymaerxthaere locations will be featured all over the Atlas. To learn more see our introductory article here

Not far from the linear world’s No-Man’s-Land Museum, you will find a marker honoring a people who came about that status in a very different way.  The world of Øvret Peltesh gives us a great insight into some of the qualities of Ferylemt, a quality of existence not so familiar to those of us in the linear world. Those who were able to experience life as if they were certain of long life ahead AND also being able to live like there was not tomorrow made up a very short list. This dichotomy made this very spot of land from Kcymaerxthaere a place very few called home.

The dedication of this marker was accompanied by an amazing concert, featuring a performance of Kcymaerica, Sambamba Dier by the OPSU choir. We should also add that the cake seen had the full text of the marker and was devoured quickly. Øvret Peltesh is also one of the markers featured in the not yet complete Mysterious Postcards –which means this story has been sent all around the world.

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On the campus of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, in front of Hughes-Strong Hall

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