Hi, all. I’ve been writing stories, creating art, and games set in my Toonaria universe since the late 1970s. Earlier this year, I started a series of Toonaria Fun Facts, which I post on my QT Games fan page over on Facebook so folks can learn more about this amazing universe. check out this sampling! (If you are itching for more, I might post some here, but you can also find them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/QTGames
I’ll post more about Toonaria, including pictures, in the days ahead. I’d love to hear your thoughts. I hope to write a source book or 3 for Toonaria one day and put out my Little Epics Roleplaying Game set in it. Anyway, here’s a few of the Toonaria Fun Facts I promised:
Toonaria Fun Fact #1: Most folks in Toonaria live on sky arks, mega structures that consist of a massive stack of 7 floating island chains hanging in the sky over a seemingly endless ocean.
Toonaria Fun Fact #2: The sky arks were built by the gods in cooperation with the ancient Architects, god-like AI that continue to monitor them and us.
Toonaria Fun Fact #3: A vast array of obelisks, powered by techno magic and prayer, hold the sky arks aloft. The obelisks were placed in chambers deep within the islands’ cores and the larger ones are guarded by powerful creatures to minimize tampering.
Toonaria Fun Fact #4: An island’s position in the sky is also bolstered by pockets of enchanted Aethyrstone, when not overmined for its magical properties.
Toonaria Fun Fact #5: Almost all of Sky Ark Majestica’s floating islands are fixed in their positions, presumably to avoid drifting into one another. Over the eons, a few of the islands have slipped from their position and a small number have fallen out of the sky.
Toonaria Fun Fact #6: A small, artificial sun ascends vertically up through the center of the stack of seven floating island chains, coming to a rest in Xanadu, the highest layer. The sun provides light, but little warmth, that being the handled by the obelisk vents and other heat sources like the elemental gates that encircle the sky ark like a wreath of fiery diamonds in the sky.
Toonaria Fun Fact #7: At the top of each island layer hangs the Evervescence, a shimmering blanket that absorbs the artificial sun’s light, and stores and reflects it back onto the islands below, maintaining daylight long after the sun has ascended to higher layers.
Toonaria Fun Fact #8: As the hours pass the Evervescence slowly diminishes, and with it, the sun’s own light. Nearly depleted, the sun, now darkened, descends in the sky as the moon, hence the saying, “In Toonaria, the sun never sets and the moon never rises.”
Toonaria Fun Fact #9: The artificial sun comes to rest in a colossal Architect facility called The Cradle, a cosmic recharging station in the enigmatic God Sea. The Cradle, channeling the ever-present GodStorm, recharges the sun, providing it with the energy it needs to rise again on the following day.
Toonaria Fun Fact #10: Sky Ark Majestica’s highest floating island layer is Xanadu, home of the sun at its zenith and the enigmatic ring, Nimbus, a marvel of traaku technology, though they’d never admit it. The floating island layers below include Elementara, Arcasia, Colossea, Storm Garden, where the moon comes to rest and recharge, and further down, Ever Dark and finally Zothmaru, the bottom of which dips into the seemingly endless ocean.