Jallox is a large island separated from the mainland continent by a two hundred mile stretch of stormy waters. Jalloxians have always considered themselves apart from the rest of the World Below the War in the Heavens, separate and better – more hardy, more independent, more resourceful, more good looking and, pointedly, braver than mainlanders.
Cunning, manipulative, scheming and ambitious, Queen Ascot I was the epitome of the Anaquist dynamic, with a flair for the dramatic. She had to deal with a slew of Pretenders to the throne, too, and she did it in her own, inimitable way.
Queen Varphina I didn’t suffer fools gladly, and she suffered villains even less. She died wrestling a giant killer boar, which should tell you something about her.
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.
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.
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?