Earlier this year I began working with a museum in Denmark who had uncovered ties between Thomas Merrylin and a merchant named Cornelius S C Rödder. Thomas and Cornelius had exchanged letters and indeed, shared information pertaining to the study of unclassified species. The Museum Lolland-Falster found a number of Merrylin specimens in their archive and we have spent the last five months preparing the items to be displayed as part of a larger exhibition entitled "Museum Obscurum." Amongst the artefacts are an adult female Lycanthrope, various study cases owned by Merrylin, a complete infant Dragon skeleton and many more strange and esoteric discoveries. These are now on permanent display in Denmark at the Museum Lolland-Falster. www.aabne-samlinger.dk/museumlollandfalster
The book, collating Merrylin's diaries and extensive annotated notes, will be published soon.
The Merrylin Collection exists to ask the question, "What if?"
The Merrylin Collection does not validate your belief in fairy stories. It does not exist to stoke conspiracy theories. The collection is not partisan to your delusions. The collection is, if anything, a doorway to a time when we did not understand, but wished to, and threw away such fanciful ideas as Gods and religion and make believe, and sought truth and enlightenment above superstition.
It is fantastic and absurd, it is a collection of ideas and stories, creatures that have left their indelible mark in the annals of history, in the tapestries and manuscripts of forgotten lore. It is a story of discovery, of dark secrets hidden within sealed vaults. It is a chance to peer into the void and let the void stare back. It is objects of curiosity brought into the light, which stand before you, asking you to place them in the context of reality. They ask, 'What if I was real, what if I had lived?'
But for you to do this, you must not take things on face value, to fully enjoy something, and to understand its reason, you must dig a little deeper. Always use critical thinking! Always err on the side of caution! Much Like Thomas Theodore Merrylin once did, and look what he found.
If you do this, The Merrylin Collection is for you, if not, then it is most certainly not for you and you might find such fallacies to delude you elsewhere.