Movel Gamle Hem

Movel Gamle Hem, or Movel ‘Old Home’, is the name of a thriving Orbaalese colony on Movel Island in the Afarezirs island group whose population mysteriously disappeared in 714TR, the third failed attempt at colonisation. What remains of the structures in the settlement is still sound, but beginning to deteriorate; the roofs of the longhouses sag and leak, grasses and weeds grow where they shouldn’t, and the palisade needs some repair. Although there are plans to re-colonise the island, Movel Gamle Hem is now a phrase with which to frighten children, not one that encourages colonists.

by Alun Rees





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