Thursday, 14 July 2016

Rayleigh or R'lyeh?

In an attempt to dispel some of the confusion between the town of Rayleigh in Essex, and the sunken corpse city of R'lyeh I have created the following infogram:

Rayleigh, Essex, UK

General Description: Successive 20th and 21st century housing estates and developments, shopping amenities, stadium, leisure centre, golf club, swimming pool, indoor karting track, an historic cottage built by the Dutch, and a windmill.

Home To: The Rayleigh Boys football team. Rayleigh Brass Band

Recent historical events of note: “Reality TV stars to open Rayleigh trampoline park next month” (Southend Echo - 28th January, 2016)

Town Motto: “IN RELIQUIAM LABORAMUS” (We work for the future)

R'lyeh, Southern Pacific Ocean

General Description: “Weedy Cyclopean masonry which can be nothing less than the tangible substance of earth's supreme terror.”

Home To: The cosmic entity, Cthulhu – High Priest of the Great Old Ones, The Great Dreamer, The Sleeper of R'lyeh

Recent historical events of note: That one time Cthulhu woke up and chased after a boatload of sailors

Town Motto: “Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn” (In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming)

1 comment:

  1. Speaking as someone whose family has owned a time-share holiday apartment in R'lyeh for several millennia now, I heartily recommend the place (see my review on Trip Advisor for more details). Once you get past the pervasive smell of rotting fish, it is pretty much the perfect place to kick back and relax.