Hevell: the scooped remains of what was once a positive little mining town on the dicier side of the river. Just as most doomed societies of semi-modern times, they stuck around to the bitter end, brazenly thinking that people in the future would even care about what they did there. They didn’t have any bronze statues, not even marble for Christ’s sake. If you’re going to leave behind a legacy, you really need to exert some manpower to back up the talk. No statues, no encyclopedia entry. It really is that simple. The older civilizations were able to lug heavy rocks around and carve faces on them, which is also an acceptable way to earn an encyclopedia entry. The encyclopedic world has defined the initial makings of a proper entry in the history section of its volumes as such: Anything that can weather the elements for millennia and somehow still exude a bit of the overpowering feeling of triumph it was meant to impart upon initial completion as contemporary architecture and/or art of that particular epoch.


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