They land in the central square of an enormous city.
Elaborately styled landscapes- heavy on deciduous trees, in a baffling array of colors, alongside elegant ponds and dazzlingly out of place ice rinks and burbling rivers and gorgeous flowers- seem to dominate the ground, with large homes- seemingly forged from solid stone- placed within every acre. A dizzying array of paths- all made entirely out of interviewing bricks of malachite and lapis lazuli- curl in loops and knots along the ground, connecting each house.
In a layer above, small floating islands drift around in seemingly random patterns, sometimes gently skimming against each other. Each seems to have a single store or restaurant or other non-house building, and each occasionally lands on a designated patch of ground, with the entry or departure of a customer.
The customers, in their own way, seem just as interesting as the stores.
They seem divided roughly into ‘androgynous, human-like skin and hair tones’, ‘masculine, green to blue skin tones’, and ‘feminine, blue to hot pink skin tones’, with each of those categories then having four further sub-divisions of color. They seem to vary between nearly seven feet- in the case of the greens- and around 5’6 in the case of the fuschias, with similarly broad variance between inhuman grace and clumsiness, between inhuman beauty and aesthetic mediocrity, and so forth. Each color of person seems inclined towards wildly differing fashions- the violets in headscarves and dresses, the greens barely covering anything, the mints in something resembling formal suits, the browns- who could pass, easily enough, for human- in practical garments…
In addition to the people being terribly interesting, they seem to have terribly interesting pets: brightly colored sheep with unicorn horns, strangely levitating giant oysters, strangely slithering eels that look like holes within the world itself, softly glowing silver tapirs, brightly shining chickens with feathers made of sunlight…
And in addition to the people, and the pets, being interesting, they were also staring. Quite a bit.
A few brave souls seem just about ready to speak up, but-