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The mythical sunken city of Ys. It was built by King Gradlon for his beloved daughter Dahut, and through treachery, the cities gates were thrown open to the wild elements and swallowed beneath the waves.
It is said that on stormy nights, you can hear the sound of the ghostly bells ringing out across the waters. Mournful memory of the glory that once existed in Bay of Douarnenez, off the coast of Brittany.
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The sailors and fishers have seen the gilt shadows
stretching proud arches upon the glass seas;
and I have heard echos of eons dead bells
drifting in tides of ghost melodies.