– Fiona’s Uncle – her father’s older brother – age 50, lives in Inveralba.
Light brown hair with gray, blue eyes. Lives in a croft and has lots of
– 10 years old, brown eyes, dark brown hair, cousin to Fiona and Elspet. He
goes to school in Inveralba and helps his dad; is now a gillie. Tomkin and
Stroud enjoy Callum’s company. He visits Xilia every other day to visit
Jabberwock, his dragon.
– 10 years old, reddish hair and blue eyes, cousin to Fiona and Callum,
artistic, draws. Goes to school in Inveralba, helps her mum with her
spinning and dying and with the younger brothers, goes to her weekly lesson
in Xilia and is giving private art lessons to locals, including Gelis
Fiona Isabella McAllister
– 11 years old, blonde hair, green eyes, lives in Inveralba and is a
descendant of King Kegan and King Dugan. Goes to school and is studying hard
in geography in history. When she grows up she wants to have enough money to
travel to all the places they’ve been and see how everyone is doing. She
loves living in Inverdrochit and even though she doesn’t go to the same
school as Callum and Elspet, she sees them nearly every day. She has a new
baby brother and sister, Gilian Gelis Cathmore and Kegan Alroy Cathmore.
Mairi Anna Ferguson McAllister
– Fiona’s mum, makes honey from heather and bluebell and thistle. Sells it
in the shops to tourists and also sends it off to Edinburgh and Glasgow. She
also is a good cook and works part time at McKenzie’s bakery in town. Age
35, brown hair and fern green eyes. She is married to Johnny and they are
the proud parents of twins, a boy and girl. Kegan Alroy Cathmore and Gilian
Gelis Cathmore are now one month old. They live in the renovated home where
Mairi lived as a child. It is filled with love and laughter.
– Descendant of King Dugan and Princess Isabella and owner of the necklace
stolen from King Kegan – Age 19. Son of Shardow Steele and Penelope
McAllister. Now a wizard, just married Sapphiremist. They live in Xilia and
plan to have as many children as they can.
Jack Thomson/ Artur - Pearl
– One of King Kegan’s 12 men and hid the 3rd jewel in Seychelles.
He is from Arabia with dark hair and eyes, about 32 years old. Jack, Julian
and Jesse, have their own gardening service and serve both Inveralba and
Inverdrochit. They all live at Castle Athdara.
Jacob Thomson/Gamlas –
Opal – One of the 12 men who hid the 8th stone in Nepal.
From Burill in Arabia, with Arab features – olive skin, dark eyes and hair.
He is 26 years old. He and his wife, Anisa, own and operate a pub, The
Burillian Qasr, in Inveralba and are quite
Jared Thomson/Chessa – Amber
– One of the 12 men, who hid the 7th stone in Mexico. From Burill
in Arabia, with long dark brown hair that he wears in a pony tail, brown
eyes. He is 28 years old. He starts his own chauffering business and lives
Jason Thomson/Buntabi – Ruby
– One of the 12 men, who hid the 6th stone in Jordan. From Burill
in Arabia, with African heritage, so he has short, curly black hair, brown
eyes, and dark brown skin. He is 31 years old. He works at the local library
in Inveralba and along with Jasper, are building a museum that will house
relics, art and memorabilia from Inveralba and surrounding area’s past.
Lives with Jasper in house next to Johnny and Mairi in Inverdrochit.
Jasper Thomson/Collos – Sapphire-
One of the 12 men, who hid the 9th stone in La Mancha, Spain.
Blue eyes, Germanic and Frank heritage. 30 years old. He works with Jason
building a museum that will house relics, art and memorabilia from Inveralba
and surrounding area’s past. Lives with Jason in house next to Johnny and
Mairi in Inverdrochit.
Jeffrey Thomson/ Kitar -
Emerald – One of the
12 men, who hid the 4th stone in Yukon. From Burill in Arabia,
but with Germanic descent, so has blond hair and blue eyes. His mother was
Arabic, but his father was of Germanic blood and he came to Burill to live.
He is 39, the oldest of the 12 men. Jeffrey is a park ranger. He, Jeremy and
Joseph carry an official badge and do repairs to the cabins around Loch
Doon. They also service the forests around the area. They keep up the
bridges across the loch and Dandelon Bridge. Inverabla is a growing town,
attracting tourists from all over the world.
Jeremy Thomson/ Serbel
– Tanzanite - One of the 12 men, who hid the 10th stone in
Argentina. He is 31 years old, has Arab features, dark hair and eyes. Well
built, strong, muscular. Tallest of 12 men with a Schwarzenneger-type build.
Jeremy is a park ranger. He,Jeffrey and Joseph each carry an official badge
and do repairs to the cabins around Loch Doon. They keep up the bridges
across the loch and Dandelon Bridge. They also service the forests around
the area. Inverabla is a growing town, attracting tourists from all over the
Jesse Thomson/ Pond - Spinel
- One of the 12 men, who hid the 2nd jewel, spinel in Iceland.
From Burill in Arabia so he has dark hair and brown eyes. His is 27 years
old. Jac, Julian and Jesse have their own gardening service and serve both
Inveralba and Inverdrochit. They all live at Castle Athdara.
– Black Obsidian - One of King Kegan’s 12 most trusted me and he hid
the 1st jewel in Hydra, Greece. He is from Arabia – so he has
dark hair and eyes. He lives in Inveralba. Opened his own woodcarving shop.
He sells doll houses, dog houses, bookshelves and chairs. His designs are
unique and his business is thriving. Jimmy is dating a local girl, Maureen
Dunn, who comes to the shop and purchases a lot of his wares.
Joacquin Thomson/ Limhi - Diamond
– One of King Kegan’s 12 most trusted men. He hid the 11th jewel in
Livingstonia, Malawi, Africa. He is from Arabia, has long wirey black hair
and deep brown eyes and he is 33 years old. Joacquin Thomson, who is dating
Selby Binder, makes homemade soap and sells it to The Perfect Bee.
His products are on high demand and keep him busy. He resides in Inveralba.
Johnny Thomson/ Alroy Cathmore
- Posing as a tourist from London, come to Inveralba to fish and hunt – Age
37 – He has light brown hair and brown eyes – his ancestry is Persian. King
Kegan’s scribe and author of the book the children found. He marries Mairi
and they are proud parents of twins, a boy and girl. Kegan Alroy Cathmore
and Gilian Gelis Cathmore are now one month old. They live in the renovated
home where Mairi lived as a child. It is filled with love and laughter.
Joseph Thomson/ Aidan-Alexandrite
– One of King Kegan’s 12 most trusted men. He hid the 12th jewel
in Mongolia. He has light red hair and green eyes and is of Celtic descent.
His father did trade with Kegan’s father and moved to Burill with his
family. He is 30 years old. Joseph is a park ranger. He, Jeremy and Jeffrey
carry an official badge and do repairs to the cabins around Loch Doon. They
keep up the bridges across the loch and Dandelon Bridge. Inverabla is a
growing town, attracting tourists from all over the world.
Julian Thomson/ Edwi
– Topaz – One of King Kegan’s 12 most trusted men. Hid the 5th
jewel in Tasmania. Has black hair and dark brown eyes and is 28 years old.
Julian is the master gardener of Castle Athdara. Along with Jack and Jesse,
have their own gardening service and serve both Inveralba and Inverdrochit.
They all live at Castle Athdara.
A female vendor in Burill during King Kegan’s time there who
sells Fiona four moonstones. Her name means ‘fragrant one’.
- Head cook at Castle Athdara during King Kegan’s reign, a male, born in
London, England. He takes the last name Baker. He, Carling and Locke start a
catering service and specialize in weddings. The three of them live in
Mairi’s old house in Inveralba.
Baker for King Kegan and family in Castle Athdara. She takes
the last name, Pepper, later marries Mac McKenzie and works with him at
– A mean old lady from Inverdrochit who constantly finds negative in
– Mongol word for gold, Genghis Khan names Fiona this
King Kegan’s secretary. She takes the last name Apple,
because she loves computers. She marries Jacob Thomson and is six months
pregnant with child. Lives in Inveralba with husband.
- Daughter of King Kegan and Queen Sarmantha, wife of Robert of Ferguson in
Scotland and mother of Jorbi. Also ancestor of Fiona and Mairi. 14 at time
of capture by King Dugan. 15 when she gave birth to Jorbi. Live in
Inverdrochit, two houses down from Isabella and Colin. She and her husband
are expecting identical twin boys.
King Bartolf –
Evil king, brother of Rolfin, who lived in Hadrumetum, near Carthage before
moving and setting up a new kingdom at Zanaad in North Africa. Had several
wives, Suraat, Jadaayil, Shuuriit, Majdal, (all of Phoenician descent); but
most of his children were born from his concubines.
General Bataar –
One of Genghis Khan’s
generals in his army who teaches Callum to be a warrior
One of the cooks at Castle Athdara during King Kegan’s reign. A female,
originally from Normandy, France. Takes the surname Baker. She, Locke and
Ackley own and operate a catering service and specialize in weddings. They
live in Mairi’s old house.
Gilian Gelis Cathmore –
Daughter of Mairi and Johnny, twin to Kegan, sister of Fiona. Gilian has
yellow curly ringlets, violet eyes, a happy nature.
Kegan Alroy Cathmore
– Son of Mairi and Johnny, twin to Gilian, brother of Fiona. Kegan looks
just like his father.
– Surname Camille. The oldest son, 1st child of King Kegan and
Queen Sarmantha. He has golden hair, curly like his mother and violet eyes.
Cerdic goes to primary school and plays golf. He is 8 years old.
- King of the Franks (768-814) and founder of the first empire in western
Europe after the fall of Rome. His court at Aix-la-Chapelle became the
center of the Carolingian Renaissance.
Dragon that belonged to
Lehimna, Zerahemna and Lephimah, black.
A redcap who assigned
himself to be leader of the creepy beasties
Nellie McAllister Crawford –
Fiona’s great aunt on her
father’s side, age 72, sister to Catriona and Penelope, oldest of the 3
sisters. Aunt of Drayton Steele
– Descendant of King Bartolf, evil king, who lived in Zanaad, North Africa.
Natural father of Ithgar and Jorbi.
– Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom. Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth was born in London on April, 21 1926, first
child of the Duke and Duchess of York, subsequently King George VI and Queen
Elizabeth. Five weeks later she was christened in the chapel of Buckingham
Palace and was given the names Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor. The Queen
ascended the throne on February 6, 1952 upon the death of her father, King
George VI. Her Coronation followed on June 2, 1953. Princess Elizabeth had
her early education at home. After her father succeeded to the throne in
1936 and she became heiress presumptive, and her studies were extended to
include lessons on constitutional history and law. After the Second World
War Princess Elizabeth's public engagements grew in number and frequency.
Her first official visit overseas took place in 1947, when she accompanied
her parents and sister on a tour of South Africa. Princess Elizabeth married
Philip Mountbatten (4th cousin) in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.
Prince Charles, now the Prince of Wales and heir apparent to the throne, was
born in 1948, the Princess Anne, now the Princess Royal, was born in 1950,
the Prince Andrew, now the Duke of York, was born in 1960, and the Prince
Edward, in 1964. The Queen and the Duke celebrated their silver wedding
anniversary in London in 1972. In 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee was
celebrated in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth.
Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen traveled some 56,000 miles
to share the anniversary with her people. 2002 marks the 50th anniversary of
The Queen's Accession to the Throne.
Colin Ferguson –
Brother of Robert, married
Princess Isabella. Settles with her in Inverdrochit. He and his wife run a
sweetie shop, The Loose Tooth.
- Married Princess Anna, brother of Colin. They live in Inverdrochit, two
houses down from Isabella and Colin. He and Anna are expecting identical
King Kegan’s server (food, beverages)
– Surname Camille. 2nd child of King Kegan and Queen Sarmantha,
with light, sandy brown hair, usually wears braided. Blue eyes. Plays harp.
7 years old. She attends primary school and is learning how to draw, taking
private lessons from Elspet.
- Means beautiful in Mongol. Genghis Khan names Fiona this.
–Surname Camille. 4th child of King Kegan and Queen sarmantha,
yellow curly ringlets, violet eyes, happy nature, 3 years old. She divides
her time between her family at the castle and visiting Mairi and Johnny’s
house in Inverdrochit.
One of King Kegan’s guards in Burill. Wears orange robe.
A redcap sent to spy on Angus
– One of King Rolfin’s guards
– Daughter of King Kegan, wife of Colin of Ferguson and mother of Ithgar. 16
at time of capture by King Dugan. 17 when she gave birth to Ithgar. Isabella
and her husband, Colin Ferguson, live in Inverdrochit and run a sweetie
shop, The Loose Tooth.
Prince Ithgar/Kenneth McAlpin Ferguson
– Son of King Duncan and Princess Isabella, but is being raised by Colin
Ferguson as his son. Kenneth/Ithgar is in primary school and loves playing
with his friends.
– Callum’s dragon, blue in
- Son of King Duncan and Princess Anna, but raised by Anna and the villager
she married, Robert of Ferguson. Never knew his true heritage. Jorbi is
looking forward to the birth of his identical twin brothers that are due any
time. He also goes to primary school and loves to play football
(surname Camille)- Descendant of King Rolfin – good king, he lived in Burill
on the Arabian Peninsula and left, taking his family to Scotland and built
Castle Athdara. Father of Isabella, Anna, Cerdic, Gelis, Rayad and Gilian.
Married to Queen Sarmantha. Died at age 43. Son of King Abbasan and his
wife, Queen Nadia. Kegan Camille, who has enough wealth to live comfortably
without working, travels around Scotland with his wife, Sarmantha. When they
aren’t traveling, they work at the local schools, reading to the students.
– Genghis Khan c. 1162–August 18, 1227,also spelled as Cengiz Han in Urdu
"Changez Khan" in Turkic, Chinggis Khan, Jenghis Khan, Chinggis Qan, etc.,
born with the name Temüjin, was a world-renowned 13th century Mongol Khagan
(Emperor). His name is synonymous with brutal and bloodthirsty conquest. To
Mongols today, he is seen as the father of the Mongol Nation due to the
years that he spent unifying and enlarging the multitude of tribes that once
dwelt in the area now known as Mongolia. Historians recognize him as one of
the greatest military minds in recorded history, establishing as he did the
largest contiguous empire ever, the Mongol Empire, from 1206 until his death
in Autumn 1227, which on its height encompassed half of the world
population. Before he took the title of Khan, Temüjin spent more than 22
years uniting the many Turkic-Mongol confederations of Central Asia. Tying
them to one another through oaths and mutual territorial expansion, he
provided a common identity to what had previously been a territory of
nomadic tribes sharing only a language and culture. Equally well regarded
are his contributions in directing the effort to create a writing system for
the Mongolian language based on existing Uyghur script. Little is known
about Temüjin's early life, and the few sources providing insight into this
period do not agree on many basic facts. He was likely born in the
mountainous area of Burhan Haldun in Mongolia's Hentiy Province near Onon
river and Herlen river. He was the eldest son of Yesükhei, a minor tribal
chief of the Kiyad and a nöker (vassal) of Ong Khan of the Kerait tribe,
possibly descended from a family of blacksmiths. Yesükhei's clan was called
Borjigin, and his mother, Hoelun, was of the Olkhunut tribe of the Mongol
confederation. They were nomads like almost all Central Asian Turkic and
Mongol originated confederations. Temüjin had three brothers, Khasar (or
Qasar), Khajiun, and Temüge, and one sister, Temülen (or Temulin), as well
as two half-brothers, Bekhter and Belgutei. Genghis Khan's empress and first
wife Borte bore him four legitimate sons, [Jochi] (1185–1226), Chagatai
(?—1241), Ögedei (?—1241), and Tolui (1190–1232). Genghis Khan also had many
other children with his other wives, but they were excluded from the
succession, and records on what daughters he may have had are scarce. Based
on legends and later writers, Temüjin's early life was difficult. His father
delivered him to his future wife's family when he was only nine. He was
supposed to live there until he reached the marriageable age of 12. Shortly
thereafter, his father was poisoned by the neighboring Tatars while
returning home. This gave Temüjin a claim to be the clan's chief, though his
clan refused to be led by a boy and soon abandoned him and his family.
For the next few years, he and his family lived the life of
impoverished nomads, surviving primarily on wild fruits, marmots and other
small game. In one incident, Temüjin murdered his half-brother Bekhter over
a dispute about sharing hunting spoils. Despite being severely reproached by
his mother he never expressed any remorse over the killing. In another
incident in 1182, he was captured in a raid by his former tribe, the
Ta'yichiut, and held captive. The Ta'yichiut planned on executing Temüjin,
but he escaped with help from a sympathetic captor, the father of Chilaun, a
future general of Genghis Khan. His mother, Hoelun, taught him many lessons
in survival in the harsh landscape and even grimmer political climate of
Mongolia, especially the need for alliances with others, a lesson which
would shape his understanding in his later years. Jelme and Borchu, two of
Genghis Khan's future generals, joined him around this time. Along with his
brothers, they provided the manpower needed for early expansion and
diplomacy for Temüjin. Temüjin married Börte of the Konkirat tribe around
the age of 16, being betrothed as children by their parents as a customary
way to forge a tribal alliance. She was later kidnapped in a raid by the
Merkit tribe, and Temüjin rescued her with the help of his friend and future
rival, Jamuka, and his protector, Wang Khan of the Kerait tribe. She
remained his true love and only empress, although he followed tradition by
taking several morganatic concubines. Börte's first child, Jochi, was born
roughly nine months after she was freed from the Merkit, leading to
questions about the child's paternity - although Genghis fiercely contended
that Jochi was his son. Temüjin became blood brother (anda) with Jamuka and
thus the two made a vow to be faithful to each other for eternity.
– Highest general in Genghis Khan’s army
– Genghis Khan’s cook
Wizard Lehimna -
King Rolfin’s wizard, who made the orb and gathered the jewels to put in
- Zerahemna’s son and caretaker of Cloudwaltzer, the black dragon
– female, one of the cooks at Castle Athdara during King
Kegan’s reign. She came from southern Spain near Barcelona. She takes last
name Baker. She, Carling and Ackley own a catering service, specializing in
A wizard who teaches Elspet art lessons
Elizabeth McAllister –
Callum’s auntie (father’s
– One of Mairi’s neighbors in Inveralba who is invited to her wedding.
– Mairi’s boss and owner of McKenzie’s Bakery
– Penelope Steele’s next door neighbor
- the Chief Wizard of Xilia
– Queen Sarmantha’s children’s nanny
– King Rolfin’s servant, elderly, works in the palace.
- means turquoise flower in Mongol. Genghis Khan named Elspet this name
– Son of Samothi; evil wizard who leads final battle. His older brother,
Sidero, is wizard of King Bartolf.
–Surname Camille. 2nd son and 3rd child of King Kegan
and Queen Sarmantha, dark hair and dark eyes like his father’s ancestors.
Likes to read, quiet in nature. 6 years old. Spends a lot of time with Jason
at the local library when not attending primary school.
– Sidero and Phelan’s father and former Chief
Wizard during days of Zerahemna
– Drayton’s wizardress girlfriend/fiancé. Long golden hair, sparkling blue
eyes. Marries Drayton and plans to have as many children as possible. They
live in Xilia.
- Wife of King Kegan, mother of Princess Anna, Princess Isabella, Prince
Cerdic, Princess Gelis, Prince Rayad and Princess Gilian. Comes from Viking
stock, born in Norway. Her father, King Aluric, did trading with Kegan’s
father, Abbasan, and when Kegan and she met, they fell in love. She had fair
hair, violet eyes, and was 35 when she died. Her mother was Queen Finna.
Sarmantha Camille, who has enough wealth to live comfortably without
working, travels around Scotland with her husband,Kegan. Sarmantha. When
they aren’t traveling, they work at the local schools, reading to the
students. Sarmantha wants to earn a degree in teaching.
Servant of King Kegan, takes last name Binder, works teaching
sewing and cooking at local high school and is dating Joacquin Thomson
– King Bartolf’s wizard, as evil and bad as Phelan. He is also Phelan’s
older brother and both are sons of Samothi, former Chief Wizard of Xilia and
a good wizard.
Penelope McAllister Steele –
Drayton’s mother and wife of Shardow Steele, who is now dead, age 51.
Youngest of the 3 sisters, Nellie McAllister Crawford and Catriona
- male, one of King Kegan’s hunters in charge of hunting food (A lowland
Scot from Fife) He takes the last name Fisher and marries Penelope
McAllister Steele. He works with Tomkin and Malcolm McAllister in his
gillie/tourist business. He and Penelope live in Inveralba.
– One of King Bartolf’s generals. Phelan possesses his body during the last
- male, one of King Kegan’s hunters in charge of hunting food. He came from
Devonshire, England. He takes the last name Hunter and marries Nellie
McAllister Crawford. He works with Stroud and Malcolm McAllister in his
gillie/tourist business. He and Nellie live in Inveralba.
The legends of the trows are probably the best known,
and widespread, of the tales concerning Orkney's supernatural creatures.
In many cases practically indistiguishable from fairy folklore found
throughout Northern Europe, the archetypal trow was an ugly, mischievous,
little creature that dwelled within the ancient mounds found scattered
across the islands. Although some tales declare that a trow could pass for a
human - although usually old, wizened or deformed, in general, they were
said to be short, ugly, stunted creatures, considerably smaller than a man.
Their traditional grotesque and outlandish appearance is confirmed by some
of the names ascribed to them - names such as Truncherface (trencher face)
and Bannafeet (bannock feet). In what may be one of the earliest recorded
tales of the trows, the creatures were said to be nocturnal and never
appeared in daylight. Even when they emerged at night, to many they were
invisible. This element of trow folklore echoes both the traditions that the
Orkney was invisible and that the Norwegian troll was unable to venture
outside in sunlight. Another account of invisible trows explains how an
Orkneyman was unable to see the creatures dancing on the shore. Only by
holding his wife's hand, or placing his foot on hers, was he able to watch
their exploits.The reason why this ritual broke the trows enchantment is
unclear. Also found in Shetland.
– A redcap
- King Kegan’s wizard, from Xilia, long nose, eyes sparkle like diamonds,
but his iris are white, long dark brown hair that hangs down his back, wears
purple hat and robe decorated with symbols from Xilia. Son of Lehimna
– Wizard Drayton’s purple dragon
Castle Athdara -
Built by King Kegan on the shores of Loch Doon near today’s Inveralba
name of King Rolfin’s kingdom in the Arabian peninsula after he moved from
- Spans the River Alba and is a 700-year-old stone bridge.
Dunrobbie Hills –
West of Inveralba
Flaming Red Cliffs –
Rectangular peaks the color
of rust appeared on the horizon like a plant sprouting from the ground after
a heavy rain. Bayanzag or the " Flaming Red Cliffs" are probably the
best-known attraction in Mongolia, becoming world famous in the 1920's after
the discovery of dinosaur bones by American, Roy Chapman Andrews.
In Andrew’s long-gone footsteps, we played at being amateur paleontologists,
a few of our group lucky to find some small dinosaur bones. A year earlier,
Zolo had found a full dinosaur tail and head. He tried to show us where they
were hidden but the cherished examples had vanished, taken by other fossil
hunters or possibly swept away by the moving sands.
city where Rolfin and Bartolf were born near Carthage
Village where Fiona and her family and friends live in the highlands of
Mairi was born here, a village on the opposite side of Loch Doon
a loch (lake) near
Mairi works there part time, owned by Mac McKenzie, in Inveralba and his new
wife Aileen Pepper.
Mongolia (Mongolian: Монгол
Улс) is a landlocked Central Asian country, bordered by Russia to the north
and the People's Republic of China to the south. It was the center of the
Mongol Empire in the 13th century, but was ruled by the Manchu Qing dynasty
from the end of the 18th century until an independent government was formed
with Soviet assistance in 1921. Following the fall of the Soviet Union,
Mongolia adopted electoral politics. The 18th largest country in the world
by area, Mongolia has very little arable land: much of its area is
grassland, with mountains in the north and west and the Gobi Desert in the
south. A little over 30 percent of the population are nomadic or
semi-nomadic Tibetan Buddhists of the Mongol ethnicity. About one-third of
the population resides in the capital city Ulaanbaatar.
The Perfect Bee -
Located in Inveralba, the
shop sells Mairi’s honey, sweets from the Highlands
Truro, Cornwall -
The bustling cathedral city of Truro is a city for all seasons and for all
interests. From the flowing rivers to the picturesque Georgian streets, the
18th and 19th century town houses and the magnificent Victorian Cathedral
that dominates the city there is something for everyone. Truro derives its
name from the Cornish Tri-veru, meaning three rivers, and developed as a tin
port between the Truro River and the rivers Kenwyn and Allen. There has been
a town here since the 12th century when Richard Lucy, Chief Justice of
England in the reign of Henry II, built a castle at the top of what is now
Castle Street. Remains of the castle were found during excavations for the
cattle market that was held there until recent years. It is now the site of
the Courts of Justice, the County Courts for Cornwall. By the 14th century
Truro was an important inland port and one of the five stannary towns in
Cornwall. Copper and tin were assayed and stamped here twice a year and then
shipped from the port. The Black Death arrived in the late 14th century and
with death and a mass exodus the town was neglected. In both the 17th and
18th centuries Truro was quite industrialized with tin smelting, an iron
foundry, pottery, a tannery and carpet and wool making. The rivers were
essential to all this industry and it would have been a busy place. It was
in the 18th and 19th centuries that Truro flourished. Tin prices increased
and wealthy mine owners built elegant town houses. Truro was called the
London of Cornwall and the Assembly Rooms on High Cross, with a theatre as
well, were the centre of this high society. Queen Victoria granted Truro
city status in 1877, three years before the laying of the cathedral's
foundation stones. The cathedral was built on the site of the 16th century
Kingdom where the wizards come from. The rivers look like gold when the sun
shines because they are filled with tiny bubbles of air. The leaves are
perfect shaped and no insects eat them. The flowers are brilliant and the
birds sing perfect melodies. All animals live with the wizards in peace and
harmony and it is a land of fruit and honey on every table.
Kingdom of Bartolf in
North Africa, after leaving Hadrumetum
Terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; terrestrial carnivores have four
or five clawed digits on each limb.
An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.
An animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
A variety of feldspar valued
as a gem for its pearly translucence.
An omnivore that likes to
eat eggs, fruit and shellfish. Has two teeth and a sharp beak. Walks on two
legs, parrotlike head with strong jaws.
- A small horned dinosaur. Is a herbivore.
Sand Niarts -
Winged insect, half an inch in length, glowing green eyes and coal black
body, non poisonous, but have sharp stingers that cause severe pain
The tarbosaurus is a close
relative of Tyrannosaurus rex and they were of similar size. It roamed in
Mongolia, while the Tyrannosaurus was the king of the late Cretaceous in
– A very large carnivorous dinosaur of the Upper Cretaceous Period of North
America, characterized by small forelimbs and a large head. A carnivore.
- Small active carnivore that probably fed on protoceratops; possibly
related more closely to birds than to other dinosaurs. A carnivore.
Yurt (or Ger) -
A circular, domed, portable
tent used by nomadic peoples of central Asia.