Other Residents of 'Llome
There are many other residents of 'Llome. The following residents
unique within the universe and live in the 'Llombic neighborhood known as
Wena Street. The Tick Puffins, fligs, and two-inch pigs generally leave
the other singular residents alone for the most part, because they are so
different. The singulars are generally believed to have descended from Martians
who came to Earth in some unspecified ancient cataclysm where our worlds
nearly touched, coming close enough for Mars to throw off a divot of dirt
from the Martian enclave known as Ulpi Avenue.
One very beautiful illuminated manuscript, in Classic 'Llohmbic and including
Cyrillic lettering, has been found to document the citizenship of the singulars:
manuscript portrays citizens of 'Llome:
Tuffin Prig; Tory Prouse; Gill-go-by-the-ground Kuhne; and another picture
of the famous Dr. O. B. Preuss.
A larger edition of the illuminated manuscript is available by clicking
Tuffin Prig, as you can see, is a more evolved organism than Tory Prouse.
Tory Prouse appeared first. Tory is a very delicate organism with a very
specialized method of locomotion, hopping about on a singular spindly leg.
He maintains his balance entirely by collecting Helium from the atmosphere
and storing it in the posterior lobe. Special gills, under the hat, perform
the extraction of Helium from the atmosphere. Tory, like the Tick Puffins,
makes a gentle noise a times, a characteristic bleat, or more properly
"Bheeeeeet!". Tory is able, frequently, to lay infertile eggs whose purpose
is a mystery (though they may have played some role on Mars). They fall
ground with a loud "Plop!". The cycle of "Bheet, Plop!" can be most frequent
and most annoying.
Tory Prouse eats only ice cream. A specialized, delicate
as this needs a mentor, advisor, and caretaker, and Tory has one in
Waper). Gill has taken
it upon himself to vouchsafe Tory,
to see to his health and well-being at all times. Gill often places himself
at great risk to defend and protect Tory, and especially to keep Tory out
of the hands of U.S. Government scientists who wish to dissect him to determine
how he so efficiently filters helium from the earth's atmosphere.
Tuffin Prig is
considered the epitome of 'Llombic evolution, the pinnacle.
Embodying features of Tory Prouse, Tick Puffins, and two-inch Pigs, Tuffin
is the model for a new age of 'Llome in which all diverse elements finally
meld. Tuffin Prig's noise, reflecting his origins, is "Cheeeet-Onnnkhhh!".
The resonance of the pig's squeal, Tory's "bheet", and a bird's chirp all
also held the esteemed position of Ambassador General, forging the alliances
between 'Llome and the outer colonies of Milmoe and Woodesia, a very curious
land of Albatrosses. Tuffin was responsible for securing the perpetual lease
between 'Llome and
To Wena Street and Beyond