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'Savior of a Friend'

Hammond Island, Australia

On Keriri/Hammond Island, a marker shares the story of an imprisoned woman and the island she saved and that eventually saved her—in the fictional world of Kcymaerxthaere. 


When the ferry lands you at the wharf on Keriri/Hammond Island, take a look around and enjoy the perfect blue around you.

As you face the island, to your right is the main settlement. Now remember, there are no guest facilities (hotels for example) on the island, so be sure you check with the captain about when you need to be picked up. And remember you are a guest. Then turn to the left and walk down the dirt road. When you get to a house, on the far side, there will be a stream (be respectful and quiet as regards the folks in the house). Just on the other side of the stream, probably a bit towards the water, you’ll see the marker.

There you’ll see a story from Kcymaerxthaere, a part of the epic journey of the clan of Nobunaga and the amazing people and creatures they encountered in the journey to understand their fate. Kcymaerxthaere is an art project created by Eames Demetrios. A series of plaques and other markers around the world honor events that have taken place in a parallel universe that, according to Demetrios, “co-exists to some degree with ours.” Most of these installations are bronze or stone plaques inscribed with stories but some are larger, even entire buildings. As of 2021, there are more than 140 sites spread across six continents and 30 countries.

Islands are quite important in Kcymaerxthaere because of a quality they have called anggroav, which is a tendency to be their own universes.  And this particularly wonderful island, Ehzhåfr, had been victimized by Kmpass, the Urgend God of Directionality, in his quest to make the world too simple, but eventually it was saved by Mlates gi Dunhuira during the Battle of Some Times. None too soon, Ehzhåfr was able to return the favor.

Know Before You Go

West of wharf at end of dirt road. Use GPS to get oriented upon arrival.

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