KCY: Abbreviation for Kcymaerxthaere

Kymaerica: Name of the KCY people and places; largely consistent with the linear world’s North and South American continents

Linear: Referring to our world rather than to the fictional one

Cognate: Kymaerica’s most prominent language

Rezhn: Similar to linear continents, though some may be made entirely of water

Gwome: A nation, culture or area. More than 1,000 gwomes exist in Kcymaerxthaere proper

Distrykt: A region of gwomes, sometimes similar to linear states and provinces, mostly used to orient KCY visitors

Point of Intersection: Where the Kcymaerxthaere and the linear world meet


“The Sale of Manhattan”
85 Ave. A, between Fifth and Sixth streets; New York Pieter van Amsterdaam surrendered Manhattan’s deed to Chief Langtion Suhioan near this sub-street-level East Village site.

“Krblin Jihn Kabin” (historic site)
On Border Road, just south of Crestview and approximately one mile northeast of the Park Boulevard and Highway 62 intersection; Joshua Tree, Calif. Accessible cabin partially restored with help from Jihn Wranglikans, a religious sect that believes C and O are the alphabet’s most vulgar letters.

“Remnal of a Senging Chave”
Alley behind 7522 Sunset Blvd.; Los Angeles The Kymaerica’s Tehachapi road-building culture considered this three-pointed alleyway one of the last fragments of Alleigh’s musically engineered caves.

“Embassy Row: Heart of the Parisian Diaspora”
116 N. Main St.; Paris, Ill.
A downtown second-floor historic site dense with color and small detail.

“Great Dangaroo Flood”
Old Compton Street, off Tottenham Court Road; London, England
A simple brick structure that hosts the high-water mark to one of the worst floods in En’Kymhuirian times.

“Willaugh Krk”
On First Street near Main Street; Willow Creek, Mont.
One of several refuge sites for Eliala Mei-Ning, “she of the voice whose beauty could not be concealed”; the point of intersection lies in an aspen grove just outside Aunt Dofe’s Hall of Recent Memory.

“Das Schicksal der (Fate of) Bravenleavanne”
Malzfabrik grounds, Bessemerstraße 2-22; Berlin, Germany
Among five recently placed plaques in linear Berlin, it describes the fate of the Bravenleavanne, one of the Kcymaerxthaere’s most storied gwomes.

For travel-guide purchases, linear-site information, Kcymaerxthaere stories and upcoming events, visit www.kcymaerxthaere.com.


Preferred form of travel?
Walking; it’s always the most intimate and tactile.

Favorite quote?
“I crave neither the power nor the glory but the task.”

Most interesting design element?
I like the spaces in-between.

Linear world sites that inspire you?
Ayers Rock/Uluru (Central Australia) is an incredible and always unfolding site; Death Valley, Calif., is magical to be around and in; and the Eames house, a special place with a personal connection.

Favorite Kcymaerxthaere story?
Eliala Mei-Ning, the woman whose voice is too beautiful to be concealed. however strange the whole Kcymaerxthaere concept may seem, people definitely resonate with this.

What to expect of the Kcymaerxthaere in 2010?
We’re planning plaque installations in both Cape Town, South Africa, and at the Strait of Magellan, Chile, along with tours in the high desert around Joshua Tree and in London, England, this fall. There’s also the annual Kcymaerxthaere spelling bee in Paris, ILL., each September.