The Hourglass Folly was perhaps the most famous sight quayside in Cableheven harbor. Built at the harbor’s edge, it ran underwater and provided a subterranean viewing gallery of the Cablefjord and the wildlife that rose from the fjord’s deep, cold, and nutrient-rich waters. It was so named because each story bulged outward where its windows could be found, like a series of hourglasses stacked atop one another, extending even underground. Though it had in the past been used as a fort–Cablehaven had mounted artillery on it when the Murqs of the far south had attacked–the folly was a curiosity that travelers greatly valued and feared.

Its playfully malevolent haunting was the most likely reason.

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