The Dreaming Sea
Amid the isles linking Ysyr to the mainland stands the city of Palanquin. Four colossal inhuman statues, their features long since weathered away, hold a stony, edifice encrusted landmass far above the sea titans lifting an island from the waves. Webs of pier and quay stretch out from their feet through mats of merchant ships, fishing junks, and houseboats inhabited by the poor and by excommunicates seeking re-entry into the city above. Switchback stairs climb past entire neighborhoods carved into the bodies of the statues or clinging to cantilevered platforms.