The World Below The War in the Heavens
Episode 10 King Sayn‘s Treasure

Episode 10 King Sayn‘s Treasure

November 15, 2021

King Sayn of Anaquist amassed a huge treasure in his lifetime but when his special vault was opened, it had all disappeared. What happened to the hoard to end all hoards?

This is a very special episode with a very special guest - Dr David Threshton, Head of Anaquist Studies at Hallmark University, the expert we need to get to the bottom of this mystery for the ages.

Episode 9 Animal Life in All Its Glory

Episode 9 Animal Life in All Its Glory

October 22, 2021

Here, in the vast expanses of the World Below the War in the Heavens roam a multitude of species, a panoply of life, a cornucopia of animals great and small in a dizzying display of the wonders of life itself, writ large and writ small. Come and explore them with me.

Episode 8 Queen Sendia 1, Magic and Tragedy

Episode 8 Queen Sendia 1, Magic and Tragedy

October 10, 2021

Sendia 1 of Anaquist became obsessed with magic and her life was tragically cut short by a tragedy that is fascinating in its unfolding. And who was the mysterious strangers who worked her way into becoming Sendia's most trusted adviser, much to the disquiet of those around her, and who may have played a major role in the young monarch's demise? 

Episode 7 King Omir The Reluctant Warrior

Episode 7 King Omir The Reluctant Warrior

September 24, 2021

Omir: warrior, thinker, a man of both action and reflection, a monarch who never thought of himself as ruler of a land but more of a protector of its people. Plus, the Autumn Plot!

Episode 6, Kenlill I The Builder Queen

Episode 6, Kenlill I The Builder Queen

September 10, 2021

How do you succeed the most famous, most extraordinary and most revered ruler in the history of Anaquist, the home of the Dead God? Kenlill Anaquist might be the most underrated ruler in the history of the World Below the War in the Heavens even though she took the throne through a combination of cunning, ruthlessness, far-sightedness and clever planning, while avoiding assassination attempts from her own kin. She consolidated Anaquist's place as the pre-eminent realm in the World Below the War in the Heavens and filled remarkable shoes in a remarkable way.

Episode 5 Magic

Episode 5 Magic

August 20, 2021

What is magic in The World Below the War in the Heavens? How does it work? Where does it come from? And what about the question that’s on everyone’s lips: how can I get me a piece of it?

Episode 4, UCANTHA 1, FOUNDER OF ANAQUIST Part 2

Episode 4, UCANTHA 1, FOUNDER OF ANAQUIST Part 2

August 3, 2021

The second half of two episodes exploring the life of the legendary founder of Anaquist, Ucantha Anaquist herself. After uncovering the extraordinary riches of the Heavenfall, in short time Ucantha Anaquist displays her abilities as a military leader, an architect, an engineer, a logistician and a people manager beyond compare, surrounding herself with some remarkably talented supporters. No wonder they made her queen.

Episode 3, UCANTHA 1, FOUNDER OF ANAQUIST Part 1

Episode 3, UCANTHA 1, FOUNDER OF ANAQUIST Part 1

July 14, 2021

UCANTHA 1, FOUNDER OF ANAQUIST

Part One – The Discovery of the Dead God and the Founding of Anaquist

Ucantha Anaquist. Buccaneer, adventurer, entrepreneur, leader, military genius, architect nonpareil, visionary, exploiter, arch-manipulator and founder of the richest, most powerful realm in the entire World Below the War in the Heavens. She’s the stuff of a thousand stories, countless ballads, quite a few sculptures and even an opera or two. Can we separate the woman from the legend? Or is it worth bothering since the legends are so juicy, so wildly romantic that they don’t just make the heart beat a little faster, you might just need to keep a fan or two handy, in case of imminent swooning.

Episode 2, Anaquist, the Dead God’s Realm

Episode 2, Anaquist, the Dead God’s Realm

July 1, 2021

Episode 2 focusses the ancient realm of Anaquist as an introduction to the World Below the War in the Heavens, mostly because it’s irresistible. Nearly two thousand years old and ruled by the same family – more or less – for all that time, it has a history of strife, betrayals, false alliances, glorious triumphs, dazzling artistic achievements, humane advances, dark treachery, petty personal vendettas and extraordinary magical phenomena, all supported, encouraged and enabled by the vast riches that have come from the most prodigious Heavenfall in the history of the World Below.

Episode 1, An Overview of The World Below the War in the Heavens

Episode 1, An Overview of The World Below the War in the Heavens

June 16, 2021

Episode 1 is the overview. What is this war in the heavens and what exactly are Heavenfalls? How does magic work in this strange and exotic land? What about the geography, the landscape, the complex and challenging politics of the many realms? All this and more!

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