1 - Security Bells
Copper Falls uses an intricate system of bells involving multiple towers in and around the town. At any time, alerts may be tolling for a death, marriage, curfew, holiday, fire, or the hourly “all’s well.”
2 - The Cries of Distant Slothfolk
In the highest trees of the island live the sloth folk, protected by shells of woven branches and intricate traps. When the time comes for them to mate, the females cry out across the canopy, and the males, finding their way via the scent of the females’ fecal matter (deposited lovingly at the base of their home tree once a week).
3 - Sad Laughter
Did you hear that behind you? A regretful giggle, as though over a joke about your father’s death—yes, it’s funny, but he’ll never be able to laugh with you.
4 - Bleating
Due to the persistent fog on the west side of the island, the sheep of St. Brendan resort to verbal communication much more often than other sheep. Ewes can recognize the unique calls of their children from great distances.
5 - Shuffling Through Metal
Like stones after the plow, strange metal items occasionally surface across small areas of the island: scrap, pipes, worthless hardware, and tools whose uses are indiscernible. These rusty artifacts often crumble during winter, but cock your head just now. Someone off to the right is stumbling through the junk. A ragman looking for something usable? A jealous cuckold hiding a murder weapon? Or just another lost soul?
6 - The Rumbles of Spacecraft
It might be thunder. Some believe it’s an earthquake. Dr. Loverockets, premier historian, scientist, and master of etiquette & decorum, has christened them The Rumbles. He believes that, long ago, the beings that lived on the island left for a world beyond the stars. The Rumbles are maybe the echoes of their departure, ghosts of sounds powerful enough to lift man to the stars.