Library Wing Two

Second Wing: The Sea of Words

Welcome aboard, Wanderer! Only adventurous souls in the Library venture this far from the safety of the shelves on the shore. But the Sea of Words offers a different reading experience entirely, one floating off the concepts and sentences tossed overboard by overzealous editors. A massive bright-blue sea — or lake, or ocean, nobody's quite sure — placed right in the middle of the Library. Countless dinghies, yachts, and trimarans dot the surface, along with a few larger vessels. They're all the shared property of the Library - feel free to take one out to learn its story. Under the waves, an entire world teems with life and narrative. Bookshelves lining the seabed, fish subsisting off punctuation, Librarians evolved to service those patrons (and books) that require a wetter environment. Dive in and pull out a book about the trials and tribulations of the microscopic life, or dip your own story into the waters and sea how it changes. But be careful - it might look calm and sunny now, but the weather can change in an instant. You don't want to be caught in a typephoon, do you?

SW 0.00 - 0.99: The Dhow of Littoria's Shelf

It has long since been sunk. The reeds wave around its prow, stroking the stern's sharp claw. But once it snarled through the ashen seas, the map's invisible lines stroking its brow, casting it along the trade routes, the coasts, the gold-dust dredged from under-coloured beaches…


SW 0.00: Twin Notions of Catastrophised Time

SW 0.1: Middle Yanji Road
SW 0.2: Mors Semper Vincit
SW 0.3: Built to Last
SW 0.4: R'lyeh Noir
SW 0.5: Daphnis, Chloe, and the Cornucopia Eternal
SW 0.6: Conversations between a Priest and a Nonbeliever
SW 0.7: Source
SW 0.8: At the Edge of the Universe, Humming a Tune
SW 0.9: Til Death do us part.
SW 0.10: Put Down The Phoenix
SW 0.11: The Last Ingot
SW 0.12: SOPHIA
SW 0.13: Basilica II
SW 0.14: Entomophobia
SW 0.15: A Star Called Resurrection
SW 0.16: Houses And Death
SW 0.17: Meditations on Sensation
SW 0.18: A Conversation About Being
SW 0.19: The Poet's Dream
SW 0.20: The Old Must Not End
SW 0.21: Disquietude
SW 0.22: Sing For Me, Grandmother
SW 0.23: Old Ghost
SW 0.24: Misotheism: Part Two
SW 0.25: Observer Compendium I-2
SW 0.26: Observer Compendium I-3
SW 0.27: The Watchman
SW 0.28: Wormwood
SW 0.29: Peeping Tom
SW 0.30: Ramblings Of A Retired Tramp
SW 0.31: Don't Know My Own Name
SW 0.32: The Last Rumblings of a Proud Old Man
SW 0.33: Hummingbirds
SW 0.34: Echoes of the Searing
SW 0.35: The Bookburner
SW 0.36: A Line Through The Oasis
SW 0.37: Holian's Heretical Hagiographies, Chapter 12: Milksaint Carvery
SW 0.38: "Ha"
SW 0.39: A Beast That Fell in the Desert
SW 0.40: Dance of the Fair-Folk
SW 0.41: To Burn A While Longer
SW 0.42: Another Interpretation of Multiplicity
SW 0.43: An Architect's Notions of The City
SW 0.44: The Death of Sanity
SW 0.45: What lies here kills the body.
SW 0.46: Fear and Vyodiea
SW 0.47: A Gloriously Short Life
SW 0.48: Nej, Second Rotation, 5099
SW 0.49: What couldn't be done for me
SW 0.50: Past And Future
SW 0.51: Reginald's Reign
SW 0.52: One Memory in Dark Waters
SW 0.53: To Look Up in a Forest of Giants
SW 0.54: Dried Leaves
SW 0.55: A Wanderers' Guide To First Aid In The Library
SW 0.56: The Last Soldier
SW 0.57: The River
SW 0.58: Poem found on a crumpled notecard
SW 0.59: Sushi
SW 0.60: Should We Wander?
SW 0.61: On Homer
SW 0.62: Cold Mornings
SW 0.63: A Doomed Sailor's Words
SW 0.64: Soot, Steel, and Stories
SW 0.65: Ambrose Wanderers' Library
SW 0.66: Dust and Starlight
SW 0.67: A Letter
SW 0.68: Freedom's Legacy
SW 0.69: Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed
SW 0.70: Crossway Print: Issue #003
SW 0.71: Encounters in the Deep Wood
SW 0.72: Damnatio, In Memoriam
SW 0.73: Forever Mankind
SW 0.74: Changelings, You and I
SW 0.75: Conversation Between the Bereaved
SW 0.76: A hard drive with the words “a story” scratched onto the case
SW 0.77: the internal conflicts of a woman on the subway
SW 0.78: Statues
SW 0.79: Requesón
SW 0.80: The Man in the Cot
SW 0.81: Life's Last Observations
SW 0.82: Elsewhere
SW 0.83: Two Pendejos in a Pod
SW 0.84: A Traveler's Transaction
SW 0.85: Manhunt
SW 0.86: A Dance Between Flesh And Steel
SW 0.87: Dance
SW 0.88: Spite
SW 0.89: Door to Stranger Stars
SW 0.90: Conversation Piece
SW 0.91: Clear Blue Skies
SW 0.92: Joy Comes to me in Different Shades of Red
SW 0.93: A House of Raindrops
SW 0.94: Corpse of a Bonfire
SW 0.95: Her, Moonlit
SW 0.96: Just A Triq
SW 0.97: Until Morning
SW 0.98: Golden Morning
SW 0.99: Fearful, We Looked On


SW 1.00 - 1.99: The Shelf of Fabled Shores

Ideas and stories have a tendency to float across the Ways until they end up drifting ashore here. Books, scrolls, and tomes of all kinds outnumber the grains of sand in this coastal area of the Library. But wanderers should be cautious, sometimes things can be washed up that were best left to the depths.


SW 1.00: Enter the Garden


SW 2.00 - 2.99: The Collective's Shelf

The greatest minds were integrated into a heavy quark core and fueled by an ocean of dyson spheres to create a supreme being. It shaped the course of humanity across the universe, giving purpose to every life and perfecting our existence. There were no wars or suffering. Only peace and stillness.


SW 2.00: The Cost of Living


SW 3.00 - 3.99: The Captain's Shelf

Built of the sun-bleached wood gathered from the wreck of the great library-ship of the Kharnam sea, whose captain remained nameless, dedicated only to the collection of knowledge. Inhabited by the particularly shy bees and unique flora that made the wreck their home, their jasmine and sea salt honey has spawned generations of bees in the Library. The Captain is honored through the pollinators' dedication to the upkeep of the greenery of the Library.


SW 3.00: Honeyed Be Thy Name


SW 4.00 - 4.99: Chained Uvall's Shelf

Hidden within the dilapidated dredges of the Pacific’s deepest depths, the Uvall has long since remained imprisoned, shackled to the ocean’s spine. For eons, he has been kept within the clouded film between life and death, caught in a balanced limbo constructed by the warlocks of Ghaelod to ensure his eternal imprisonment. Should his chains become undone, his wrath would bequeath naught but savage chaos unto the world.


SW 4.00: Worship Death


SW 5.00 - 5.99: The Lost Dreadnought's Shelf

The veteran rests at the bottom, fallen to a war without name. Its muscles corroded by the salt, its bones crushed under the gentle weight of the barnacle. The antinomical promethean awaits in disrepair for another to reignite its lacking flame.


SW 5.00: The Scribe's Last Journey


SW 6.00 - 6.99: The Nameless Sailor's Shelf:

He renounced his titles, his home, and his very name, vowing to sail the sea of words and never return until from its depths he’s hunted down a verse or poem that does not pale against his love for his lady. Should you come upon him, beware: his pen is far deadlier than his harpoon.


SW 6.00: So Our Love May Endure


SW 7.00 - 7.99: The Shelf of the Hidden Word

No, not yet.


SW 7.00: On Salasar


SW 8.00 - 8.99: The Tyrannous Snailfish’s Shelf

The eldritch dictator of the deepest ocean trenches, The Tyrannous Snailfish rules its wasteland domain with an iron fist, gorging itself on the flesh of its own subjects without regard. Yet not once has its reign of terror been challenged, for all it rules are feeble shellfish and worms who have taken little notice of their oppressor.


SW 8.00: The Bramble Hedge


SW 9.00 - 9.99: The Shelf of Hawig Forest

The Ways that end among the waving fronds of Hawig Forest number in the thousands. Few find their way back once they find themselves amongst the kelp; but this is not the end, only the beginning. Many Wanderers have begun their journey lost in the forest.


SW 9.00: You Cannot Kill Me in Any Way that Matters

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