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Arial (Goudy: Helvetica), on Lower Caisse, is a smaller and quieter town than hurly-burly Bodoni, but travellers will get a chance to experience the real San Serriffe on a visit to this town.

Founded in the 19th century by a colony of Swiss Utopians fleeing persecution in their own country, Arial has a Nordic look with somewhat more steeply sloped tin roofs to the buildings. The city is worth visiting for its period architecture and its white spaces.

Get in[edit]

By parachute[edit]

US navy aircraft regularly overfly the city. If you hitch a ride with them, you can drop in. This is by far the most convenient way of entering the city.

By helicopter[edit]

Helicopters can be hired from Poor Richard in Port Clarendon. As there is no helipad, you will have to rappel down once you reach your destination.

Get around[edit]


The Spanish Mission is old.
  • Mission San Serriffe. The oldest building in the country, the mission was built during the brief and ill-fated Spanish colonization period of the country. The Mission's "leaning" attitude is one of the few remaining examples in the world of the "Italic Style" popular in Spain during the early 1500s. Islanders often come here for shelter during thunderstorms to pray for a blue skies to return. Sometimes their prayers are answered, particularly during years when the El Niño weather pattern is operating.


  • Pray for blue skies with the indigenous population wherever you may find yourself during a downpour. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture as this is one of the most popular pastimes on the island.
  • Jump Once a year on 31st June, you can participate in the Mission Jump. This bungee jump takes places off the Mission San Serriffe. Though you should beware of Rod Transparent objects, as they have caused problems in the past.



  • Aharoni is the pasta delicacy of the area, while bolder travellers may like to try the famous Magneto ice cream.


  • Should you ever find yourself out and about Arial, completely thirsty and in need of a drink, visit the newly built pub, the Parchment.


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