The World Below The War in the Heavens
Episode 15: Jallox, the Land of Water, Wind and War!

Episode 15: Jallox, the Land of Water, Wind and War!

July 6, 2022

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. 

Episode 14: Ascot I, The Lady With the Mask

Episode 14: Ascot I, The Lady With the Mask

June 22, 2022

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.

Episode 13: Blemin the Lucky

Episode 13: Blemin the Lucky

June 8, 2022

King Blemin lived fast, died young and was buried in a royal mausoleum. No regrets.

Episode 12: Varphina I and The Time of the Youthful Monarchs

Episode 12: Varphina I and The Time of the Youthful Monarchs

May 25, 2022

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.

Episode 11, Prescon the Forgettable

Episode 11, Prescon the Forgettable

May 11, 2022

Prescon: son of King Sayn I, the sixth monarch of Anaquist is the most overlooked of the early Anaquistian monarchs, but I've found an intriguing side of this enigmatic king.

Season 2 Preview

Season 2 Preview

April 17, 2022

A look ahead at the upcoming second season of The World Below the War in the Heavens podcast. More magic! More intrigue! More fascinating characters! And, perhaps, a special guest or two ... Coming soon!

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!

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