We are crowdsourcing the miscellany for Codex - Leviathan! This one is called “Three Dozen Things at the Bottom of the Ocean.”
Submissions should be no more than 2-3 short sentences. By submitting here in the replies, you’re agreeing to let us use it (you’ll get a credit on the issue). We’re looking for evocative things; the purpose of the miscellany is to inspire the reader. Please do not submit any entries with sexist imagery (we won’t publish it).
Note: if you’d like your name to be listed differently on the Codex credit, send me a DM here (but please keep your submissions in the thread).
For this miscellany, we’re looking for things that are fantastical, mysterious, and/or horrifying. Your entries can be people, places, or things. Here are some examples:
“Old King Venradon was a cruel and malignant ruler, and eventually overthrown by his people when they could tolerate his depravities no more. Knowing that his baleful priests would try to resurrect him and place him back on the throne, the revolutionaries cut off Venradon’s head, put it in a box sealed with magical wax, and threw it in the ocean. Venradon’s priests still undertook their dark rites on their lord’s behalf, and now Venradon’s muffled screams disturb passing fish while his body flails wildly in his ancestral tomb.”
“Scientists have recently detected the presence of a strange new metal near the ocean floor, perhaps released from the earth as the result of tectonic movement. In truth, the metal is from a spacecraft that entered our atmosphere many thousands of years ago, crashing deep into the sea, and only now being dislodged from the crust as its crew awakens from cryosleep and attempts to bring it back online.”
“The tales rarely speak of Baba Yaga’s sister, who lives deep in the ocean, in a house made of coral and seaweed that moves around the seafloor on giant octopus tentacles.”