We recently moved down from the west hills above St. Johns to a more centrally located North Portland neighborhood. My new neighbor is the I-5, which is actually an improvement. The new digs are charming, and include a fully fenced yard and a detached studio with electricity. One thing I could not have predicted based on a walk-through before renting is how icy cold this house is. And what inadequate heating resources it has. Truly, I think we may be perched atop a remnant of Omtose Phellack – the icy warren of the Jaghut.
Thank you, Steven Erikson, for providing me with proper descriptive vocabulary to capture my new living arrangements.