Thousands of legs hath the endless Beastback, and thoroughly wilful is It. Always ready to serve the Goddess of Life Eternal, upon her constantly It waiteth. The first and last is Beastback, the Sleeping Worm, and as by Its own will It appeareth is It called the Wilful. Therefore is It to all limits of time and space infinite and transcendental. As the thousand-legged Worm It appeareth. And for the Sleeping Worm is the city of Doquas named; for of this city, lost to mankind, I, Mullan Motok, have alone devised that the name meaneth, ‘(city) on the back’.

See: cities, lost; Doquas