Parcen floated on the open ocean for days, which drifted into weeks. He was nearly sunk many times, only to be saved by the friendly whales he had met earlier in his strange trip. And then, when one of the whales tried to eat him, the giant he had met harpooned the great beast, and wrestled it to loose Parcen from its jaws. Throughout all of his travails at sea, Parcen was bound tight to the raft the little people of Aelioanei had made for him. He could only watch all that was happening to him, and place his faith in the friends he had made and the benevolence of his upside-down universe.
A maelstrom sucked Parcen down into its churning eye on his twenty-first day at sea, and then he saw stars and galaxies shooting by, and then he shot out the other end of another maelstrom, up into the air. He crashed back down to the sea, and his raft split apart. Thankfully, Parcen espied an island nearby, clear enough to swim to. He did so, and pulled himself up onto the shore. As he was gasping for air, a stranger ran towards him.
"Hey!" the stranger called. "Are you alright?!"
Parcen coughed up some salty water, and then managed to say, "I'm alright. I'm alright. Where am I?"
"Buddy, your plane just blew up!" the stranger said. "You're in the Virvi. Taklo. I can't believe you're alive!"
Parcen propped himself up on his elbows, and saw the flaming wreckage of his ship floating on an oil slick, some thirty feet out at sea.
"Just now?" he asked. "Just now my plane exploded?"
"And you fell out the bottom, somehow!" the man said. "Craziest thing we ever seen at the station. You need to use a phone or something?"
"Yes, actually," Parcen said. "I need to call my mother."
In the following years, Parcen Ellt made a lot of money telling his wild tales to enraptured audiences all across Alm, which he used to retire early. He lived out his days amongst the Myriad Islands, searching for the cave of wonders that had once taken him on so fantastic a journey. He never found it, but he did find enough adventure in the looking to fill all the caves of imagination in the world.