Thursday, March 28, 2013

Toonolian Marshes


The Great TOONIALIAN MARSHES are located in the Red Planet’s northwest hemisphere. Home to the malagor, these marshes are the remnants of one of Barsoom’s five great oceans. These vast wetlands contain patches of dense jungle which are ruled by the fierce white ape.

“An oozy marsh through which are narrow water courses connecting occasional open water – little lakes, the largest of which could have comprised but two acres.  This landscape extended as far as the eye could reach, broken by occasional islands. .. The Great Toonolian Marshes extend nearly eight hundred earth miles east and west and in in some places have a width of three hundred miles. Little is known about them in other portions of Barsoom as they are frequented by fierce beasts and they afford no landing places for flier.”     (MM VI)

artwork from Micheal Whelan

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