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Antique Shop in Kolyma

Ye Olde Antique Shoppe (aka Antique Shop) is owned by the little old lady Milvia in western Kolyma. It located near the eastern shore of the Poisoned Lake. King Graham returned the old lady's nightingale there, and was given a brass Oil Lamp in return. Manannan bought the moose head from this shop.

BackgroundEdit

The Olde Antique Shoppe is a cute little antique shop in western Kolyma. Old furniture and knicknacks clutter the place. Against a wall, a glass display case holds many small items; including antique knicknacks. A little old lady, Milvia, asks customers if she can help them.

Known as the only establishment of its kind in the known world. In it, the proprietress had collected and collated curiosities and conversation pieces from all the crannies and corners of creation. It was from here that Manannan obtained the moose head that he later hung on his dining room wall.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

"Ye Olde Antique Shoppe" is a classic example of pseudo-archaic spelling, in which everyday words are rewritten in fourteenth century spellings (particularly the use of "ye" and ending nouns with E when they normally do not). In the 14th century, Es at the end of words would be pronounced. By colonial times, this fell out of use, and Americans dropped the Es from several words (Britain has preserved the Es to distinguish their English from American). The word "ye" in this sense actually reflects the Anglicized version of "Þe", where "Þ" (thorn) represents the TH sound. The Anglicans adopted the letter Y because it resembled thorn the most, and pronounced it identically. Because "ye" was also used as a form of the second person, the word was altered to its current form to distinguish.[citation needed]

Antique shop (unofficial)Edit

For the fan games see Antique Shop (unofficial).

ReferencesEdit

  1. KQC, 2nd Edition, pg 439

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