The Great Seal of 'Llome
...the genuine micronation of the Republic of 'Llome (luh-lowm).
Located in tract 140 of the Ramona Heights Subdivision of Parma, Ohio, 'Llome
is a tiny enclave populated by a variety of unique, non-human, and usually
miniature residents, who may indeed be unique in the universe. You see,
in 'Llome, evolution has taken the residents' morphology to very interesting
extremes not found in normal Earth biology. This may be due to a genetic
factor derived long ago, during a cataclysm heretofore unrecorded in astronomic
literature, where an advanced assortment of Martians (living, as it turns
out, on Ulpi Avenue) came to Earth in an unspecified manner. 'Llome is populated
principally by a hierarchy of these diverse creatures.
of the puffin (such as those found on the Isle of Man) known as the Tick
Puffin, standing at perhaps 6", has become the benevolent ruling class.
The most important puffin in the Government is the Elector of Puffiny.
sort of Senate/Congress also exists, known as the Council of Twenty Puffins
and the Council of Thirty Puffins, respectively, who set laws
by issuing Edicts almost always favoring Puffins over every other
Elector of Puffiny wears the sash of government, which was
down through the generations from the original founder of 'Llome (about whom
not much is known), Orna Du 'Llome.
Elector wears the motto of the Diet,
"Chous Farci" (French for "stuffed cabbage"). This is not
because the puffins
like, or have even seen the dish. But since they are all Manx (hailing from
the Isle of Man off the British Coast), they were once near enough to the
to have heard the phrase, which they liked very much, and took it on as their
own. In 'Llome, not much attention is paid to matters of logic or reason,
The very oldest and very fattest Puffins are the ones to
be found at the
upper strata of society. Ornate head gear (usually carefully balanced pots
of herbs, live plants, and other fine rarities) signifies caste according
to an old tradition which humans simply would never understand. The richest
Puffins seek out hollow tree stumps as abodes, where their heads and headpots
can be exposed for those lesser Puffins seeking counsel. The rare bird,
through careful trimming of feathers over the years, is able to wear a much
revered form of body art in which an entire story is written upon their outer
Puffins are the Epic Puffins. To the right is the most honored
Epic Puffin, scribed with the story of the origin of 'Llome (or at least
one unproven and often disputed version):
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