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Pezhephen's True Home

Formosa, Arkansas

At a site that has witnessed many significant events, according to the fictional Kcymaerxthaere, it is best known as the place of lunar discovery. 


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

As we begin to learn more about the incredible engineering feat which was the Museum of the Bench, we are learning more about the remarkable Pezhephen. Most people know him only from overly familiar use of the term Pejephen year, but the application of his (literal) vision to the area around what we call Abilene was quite essential to the success of the Museum. Less well known is the fact that his precise timing of the moons of Jupiter allowed him to also fix the position of his doppelganger who floated in the Ferylemt that surrounded one of what we call the Pleiades.

We are sorry to report that this marker was vandalized and is no longer viewable in the flesh.  We are assessing how to make its replacement more secure.  It remains in the active database because a) the location can be visited b) it was a location of a significant event in the parallel world and, most of all,  c) vandals don’t determine the stories we tell here online.

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