Three to the Sea and One Returned
Three to the Sea and One Returned is a story written by Wasureta Yume and illustrated by Iseya Misu. It originally ran in Yes, And 4 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/338826.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/three-to-the-sea-and-one-returned/.
The names are made up, although I tried to make them feel like they came from different cultures within Fantasyland. The only name with significance is Clei's, for its English homynym: he has shaped himself, brought himself into manhood, without a parent or mentor to show him the way.
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