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The Doclopedia #1,700
Tiny Folk Of Note: Komi Quickshears
Most of the tiny folk get the fibers they use for clothing from animals like rabbits, squirrels, cats, dogs or even sheep, some prefer more exotic fur and hair for some purposes. That’s where Komi Quickshears comes in.
A native of San Diego, California, Komi lives in Balboa Park, home of the famous San Diego Zoo. He is the undisputed master of getting hair and fur off exotic animals. Komi knows the zoo like the back of his hand and goes there several nights a month to do his collecting.
Aided by his brother, Tombo Lifter, Komi sneaks into the enclosure housing the target animal and sneaks up to it. Then, with surprising speed and silence, he trims off enough fur to fill his order. With some fur, like that from a lion’s mane, he can fill 2 or 3 orders from one individual. For other sorts of fur, say, that from a smaller type of cat or a small monkey, he may have to shear 3 or 4 individuals.
Komi has had several close calls, including one harrowing chase by a mink, but he has always gotten away unharmed.
The Doclopedia #1,701
Tiny Folk Of Note: Wodan Flyer
In the forests of New Hampshire lives a very special member of the Tiny Folk, Wodan Fryer, Captain of the Nightcloud, the only Tiny Folk Airship in North America.
Captain Flyer stands 6.25 inches tall and has long gray hair and a bushy beard. He is quite physically fit and active, rather amazing since he is near 60 years old. He is sometimes gruff with his crew of 5, but they love and respect him.
The Nightcloud was built for Wodan 40 years ago by his human friend, Miles Maxwell. The gasbag balloon section of the ship is 8 feet long and 6 feet around at the center. The two level gondola is 6 feet long and 2.5 feet wide. It can seat up to 24 passengers. The ship is propelled by either the wind or wind up propellers. When powered by just propellers, the Nightcloud has an average speed of 3 miles per hour.
As the name implies, the ship travels only at night, to avoid being seen by humans. Fortunately, Tiny Folk have exceptional night vision. Although destinations vary by the week, most trips take between 5 and 8 hours. A couple of times per year, Captain Flyer undertakes longer flights, some lasting 3 or 4 days. His longest trip to date took the ship 155 miles, into the woods of Maine.