Ad-Anasia: Supercontinent Geographic Location in Arc Sagas | World Anvil

Ad-Anasia: Supercontinent

Ad- Anasia is the original super continent that formed before the Saurian Era. It consisted of a central continent with a large, southern hemisphere engulfed in glacial tundra. The Western and Eastern Hemispheres were connected by plates and land bridges, allowing denizens of the era to migrate regularly throughout the various seasons and years. Together, they formed land masses seperated by two inner oceans. The inhabitants of Ad- Anasia, divided by the difficult terrains, evolved in different hemispheres.

Pathon has an axial tilt that favors a lighter facing Northern Pole (Minas Polas) and a larger Soughtern Pole (Majas Polas).

Ad- Anasia was divided into 8 regions- the Northwestern, Northern, Northeastern and Southwestern, Southern, and Southeastern hemispheres and Minas, Majas Polas. As it developed through the Saurian and Draconian Era, the richness of oxygen in the atmosphere made it a verdant place for Life to flourish. Many creatures drifted between the hemispheres before the division of Ad- Anasia.


The Northern and Southern Hemisphere- or the Central Sphere- weas connected by several layers of tectonic and oceanic plates. Cold winds and storms blew through the channel that connected the North and Northwestern Hemisphere while the Northern Expanse led into the heartland of Minas Polas. The Northeastern Hemisphere was directly connected by a land bridge to the Eastern Hemisphere.

The Central Sphere was a long range of mountains and volcanoes. The closer to the Equator, primordial rain forests were nourished on coastal rainstorms. While many mountains along the western side of Central Sphere would erode into the sea, deserts and grasslands led into the southern entrance of Majas Polas. Lowlands and rocky barrens met the vast ocean.

Minas Polas has maintained tectonic plates that are cooled by the strong northern winds. While Minas Polas' plates near the Meridian were warmer, the exterior plates were cool. The Eastern Plates were once connected to the Eastern Hemisphere of Ad- Anasia.

Majas Polas, however, was once an immense land of glacial ice and snow. As Pathon warmed over a few millenia, the tundra became inhabitable by several species. When Ad- Anasia inevitably divided into smaller continents, many of the tectonic plates joined and formed newer continental islands around the Southern Hemisphere. Majas Polas is still the largest landmass in Pathon, covering a large range in snow and tundra.

The Western Hemisphere was surrounded by 3 oceans- it was connected to the Central Sphere by the northwestern channel. During warmer seasons, the sea water would subside, allowing creatures to migrate. The Southwestern Hemisphere was a temperate biome where many volcanos caused chaos for forest inhabitants. Hills and mountain chains eventually formed around throughout the West.

The Eastern Hemisphere connected the Central Sphere, Minas and Majas Polas. It was formed of the most plates, surrounded by 3 oceans. While the pass to Majas Polas was narrow, it would be lost later into the Saurian Era, when warming conditions caused it to melt. This separated the Eastern and Central areas near the beginning of the Draconian era. The Northeastern Hemisphere had the most land mass, allowing many creatures to evolve and migrate from these regions.

Localized Phenomena

The planet Pathon's axial tilt favors a north facing condition, causing the warmer wind currents. Northern storms, particularly from the Northwest, were dangerous during the later warm seasons, when torrential rain and typhoon conditions ravaged the coasts. Majas Polas was also prone to long cold seasons, trapping many traveling creatures in ice storms. These Southern Winds were also responsible for arid conditions along the coastal regions.


Until the oceans began to recede and land started to rise, Ad- Anasia was a cold planet. While the Southern expanse formed an icy, glacial sea, Minas Polas was beginning to expand. Majas Polas retreated from the warmer waters and Minas Polas maintained itself despite the warming conditions. The Age of Storms declined as the atmosphere began to rapidly increase in temperature. Volcanic vents, beneath the ocean and surfacing from the Central chain, began forming regions of volcanic land. The first seeds of life formed along the Eastern and Western Hemisphere as the body of the Central Continent was forming to meet the Polas. Temperate regions grew abundantly once the volcanos from the Storm Era either settled into mountains or returned to a brief state of dormancy.


Ad-Anasia formed over a period of roughly 250 million years, beginning beneath the depths of its oceans and at its poles. There were 2 distinct Ages which defined the time of Creation before the Saurian Era: the Age of Ice and the Age of Storms. The Age of Ice was a time marked in cold and darkness. Expansion of ice in the north was met with the recession of ice in the south as the Minas and Majas Polas formed. The Age of Storms saw the rise of the land from the oceanic depths as the atmosphere became warmed through several barometric factors. Historians will typically refer to these ages collectively, as the "Age of Ice & Stroms".

Age of Ice

Not much is known about Pathon at this time. Due to the work of several brilliant Historians and Diviners, fossil records of microscopic life have been preserved, granting a unique look at primordial oceanic life. Discoveries made in microbiological lifecycles and evolutionary patterns of several specimen have led Historians to conclude that Life first started small, within the ocean, and formed, much like the land, over a process of millions of years.

Age of Storms

Eventually, as the oceans began to warm, conditions for the Age of Storms caused powerful magnetic storms to occur. The volcanic vents changed shape over the millenia, forming closer to the surface of the oceans with each passing year until they crested the seas. Historians discovered throughout the centuries that there were passive and aggressive volcanic vents; the passive vents were thought to be the first locales for ancient Life, while aggressive volcanic activity shot plumes of smoke into the atmosphere. Many of the central volcanoes formed the chain for Central Ad-Anasia.

Plates continued to move and press against each other during the throes of the Age of Storms. Land was now forming in banks and peaks, islandic mountain chains, until the hemispheres steadily formed. The Central chain of volcanic islands continued to spread and churn as the Eastern and Western hemispheres slowly formed to meet it. During the Age of Storms, oceanic life had started diversifying as more complex organisms had started to form. Historians have discovered countless complex forms, including the earliest descendancts of many Aquatic animals. Early Saurian species were also starting to form.

Microbiological life had moved on land which quickly spread, creating diversified Life forms on either side of the Eastern and Western hemispheres. While the Central chain continued to be a literal hotbed of volcanic activity, Historians discovered early Plant-life specimens on both sides of the hemispheres. The variety of the specimens found describes why there is a large difference in the ecosystems of these regions.

Green Zone Era

At 420 million years, continents continued to shape as the plates began forming terrain bridges between the hemispheres. Cold wind and seasons buffeted the central continent until Ad-Anasia was realized 30 million years later. This vast super-continent began to host a flourish of new plants and insects as multi-cellular life adapted to its new, more hospitable environment. The Green Zone Era between the Age of Storms and the Saurian Era created an oxygen-rich environment for the inhanbitants of Pathon.

Saurian Era

Once plant life had been firmly rooted for millions of years, new life took diverse shapes as Saurians began emerging. These creatures were large reptilians, each with unique adaptations for the evolving environment. While Plants and Insects continued to thrive, in the Southern and Eastern hemisphere, new life took the form of various mammalian species. Small and large invertebrate mammals, such as small rodents and early bear and primate specimens, spread to the west across land bridges connecting the three regions. The largest Saurian specimens began to form near the later Green Zone Era and continued to form for 130 million years, creating new and unique Saurians while weaker specimens were lost in predation.

The Saurians had 3 distinctive groups- the Aquans, Terrans, and Aerials. These 3 groups consisted of sea, land and air species that dominated the landscape. While Ignan (plant) species grew abundantly above the sea, below the sea life was also taking on different forms. Fish and other Aquatice species were diversifying and amphibious species, such as crabs and isopods, were starting to take advantage of the new terrains. Many wonderful species, still with ancestors today, rose out of the Saurian Era.

One of the earliest descendants of the Dragon was a Saurian that appeared on land. While it was a ferocious predator before, it quickly adapted to its new surroundings, becoming one of the apex predators of the Central continent. This species continued to change and adapt, losing its shell but retaining many of the features that made it fearsome as an Aquatic creature. While it would migrate, with some returning to the ocean before the molt of their shell, this species (and its descendants) would inevitably shape the end of the Saurian Era.

Draconian Era

With the rise of Dragons as a species, new adaptations marked the beginning of the Draconian Era. While there were many winged Saurian species, Dragons didn't have this feature, but once their primordial ancestor shed its shell, they quickly adapted it. Dragons are among the species of Pathon who are noted for their adaptations- once the ancestor of the Dragons spread across the land, divergent evolutions caused the species to attune to their respective environments, where they remained for thousands of years.

Draceologists of the Draconian Era categorize the Dragons into two genus- nobilis and chromis. The first group developed hard, durable diamond-shaped scales, while the chromis developed egg or oval shaped, interlocking scales. There are many groups within the Drakis family, but of those groups, the Draconians were well known for an advanced society, with roads and relics, which stretched across Ad- Anasia.

It was the end of the Draconian Era when the continents truly began to shift away from each other. The continental divide ended the Draconian Era, and the hold the Dragons had on the world of Pathon at the time. The ruins of the Draconian Era still provide many Draceologists with new artifacts and relics from the Era. Dragons hold great museums where they proudly display the relics of their Eras.


There are many guilds and societies dedicated to the preservation of fossils from Ad-Anasian origin. Scholars from around the World meet to discuss new finds. Symposiums and ampetheatres dedicated to a host of historical galleries draw people with interests in various fields. The collective name for one who studies any branch of history- whether it be a cultural, historical, or scientific researcher- is a Historian.

Historians can be found at any museum dedicated to the preservation of the artifacts and fossils of those eras. Legends, runes, and stories are all collected as well, in great archives that tell the colorful history of the Dragons of the era, as well as the history of man as it related to evolving through the era.

Alternative Name(s)
Egg of the Eras


Red/Yellow Circles: Active Volcanoes
Red/Green Circles: Inactive Volcanoes
Big Spots:Life Biomes/ Green Zones
Black Lines: Geographical Boundaries
Red Lines: Ocean & Land Plates
Trans Gradient: From Cold to Warm to Cold
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