The World Below The War in the Heavens

The World Below The War in the Heavens

An exploration of a world of magic and adventure, stretched out beneath the eternal and ongoing battle in the heavens between gods and demons.

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May 25, 2022 28 min

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.

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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.

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April 17, 2022 4 min

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!

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November 15, 2021 33 min

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.

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October 22, 2021 27 min

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.

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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? 

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September 24, 2021 29 min

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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September 10, 2021 29 min

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 Anaq...

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August 20, 2021 33 min

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?

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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.

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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 o...

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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 phen...

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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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Introducing the World Below the War in the Heavens podcast, an exploration of a world of magic and adventure, betrayals and alliances, forlorn hopes and unexpected triumphs.

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