Administrative Zone. A geographical, semi-political subdivision of Earth under the auspices of the United Nations. The African Administrative Zone (AfAZ) includes all land south of the Suez Canal. The North American Administrative Zone (NAmAZ) includes all land north of the Panama Canal. The South American Administrative Zone (SAmAZ) includes all land south of the Panama Canal. The European Administrative Zone (EAZ) includes all land west of longitude 29 degrees East. The Asian Administrative Zone (AAZ) includes all land east of longitude 29 degrees East (including the continent previously known as Australia). The Oceanic Administrative Zone (OAZ) includes all islands regardless of location.
Amazon River. A 6,000-kilometer-long river in the SAmAZ on Earth.
Aragon River. A large river that originates in The Avalons and flows generally west and south through the Xanadu Quadrant. Approximately half way along the river’s path to the Great Enyan Ocean South, the South Fork River intersects it. Below the South Fork River, it branches into two slightly smaller rivers: The Elvira River flowing to the west and the CeeDee River flowing to the south; both the CeeDee River and the Elvira River empty into the Great Enyan Ocean South.
Avalons, The. One of the four major mountain ranges of the Crystal Highlands. The Avalons extend south from the Crystal Nexus almost to the Great Southwestern Ocean. It forms the western boundary of East Farthing Quadrant and the eastern boundary of Xanadu Quadrant.
Badlands, The. An area of the Outback Quadrant bordering on the Great Northeastern Ocean characterized by extremely rough, rocky terrain that contains a large percentage of Enya’s mineral reserves and the only source of Black Enyanite and White Enyanite. It is the location of Beaumont Lovett’s Stone Mountain Steading.
Barrier Reach. A 400-km-wide channel separating the large island of Elba from Land’s End. It is an area of rapid currents, undertows and dangerous marine life.
Brandywine River. A wide, navigable, placid river in Xanadu Quadrant flowing generally westward from its headwaters in The Spaghetti Factory to its termination in Impact Harbor.
Burke’s Bay. A triangular-shaped bay on the western coast of the Northwest Territory at the mouth of the Rodin River North.
CeeDee River. A branch of the Aragon River in the Xanadu Quadrant that flows southward from the Aragon River through Sherwood Forest to the Great Southwestern Ocean; named after Cheyenne Dawn Lovett.
East Farthing Quadrant. The southeastern quadrant of Gaia bordered on the north by the Alabaster Range, on the west by The Avalons and on the east by the Great Enyan Ocean South. It is composed primarily of triple-canopy jungle in the north (Black Death Ground), an old-growth forest in the center (The Elderwood) and a Serengeti-like area in the south (The New Serengeti).
Edinburgh Regional Skyport. One of the four regional, aerial transportation hubs in the European Administrative Zone. It is located in the city of Edinburgh in the now defunct political division once called Scotland.
Elba. A 171,000 square kilometers island south of East Farthing Quadrant separated from Land’s End by the Barrier Reach. It is comprised of thick evergreen forests, undulating plains and numerous spring-fed lakes with a medium-sized mountain range on the north end and is surrounded by The Calamity Sea.
Enya. The third planet orbiting the star Intipa Awachan (originally called HP 56948) in the constellation Draco, approximately 200 light years from Earth. It is an Earth twin discovered by Snyder Enterprises= Exo-planet Survey Team and the site of humankind’s first interstellar colony. Enya is named after Daniel Woodhouse Snyder=s (CEO of Snyder Enterprises) deceased cohab.
Gateway. Headquarters of Enya Colonization Corporation on Earth, it is located on the former site of the Laughlin Air Force Base eight kilometers east of the mostly abandoned city of Del Rio in the area of the NAmAZ once called the State of Texas in the now-extinct political unit previously known as the United States of America.
Gossamer Greens. The four square kilometers park in Starlight centered on the location of Gossamer One’s initial landing on Enya. In the center of Gossamer Greens is Eternal Lake, containing the Eternal Flame. Situated at 120º points around Eternal Lake are the Wall of Memories, the Wall of Honor and the retired shuttle Gossamer One. Originally designed to be 100 square kilometers, the ECC Board of Directors reduced it to its present size.
Great Enyan Ocean. The planet-wide ocean on Enya divided by the equator into the Great Enya Ocean North and the Great Enya Ocean South. Colloquial usage calls the Great Enyan Ocean North to the west of Gaia the Great Northwestern Ocean and the Great Enyan Ocean North to the east of Gaia the Great Northeastern Ocean. The same colloquial terminology applies to the Great Enyan Ocean South, i.e., the Great Southeastern Ocean and the Great Southwestern Ocean.
Great Enyan Ocean North. See Great Enyan Ocean.
Great Enyan Ocean South. See Great Enyan Ocean.
Great Northeastern Ocean. See Great Enyan Ocean.
Great Northwestern Ocean. See Great Enyan Ocean.
Great Southeastern Ocean. See Great Enya Ocean.
Great Southwestern Ocean. See Great Enyan Ocean.
Hill Country. An area of Xanadu Quadrant with gently rolling hills bounded on the north by the Brandywine River, Reflection River on the south, The Avalons on the east and the Great Southwestern Ocean on the west.
Impact Harbor. The 400-kilometers-in-diameter harbor created by an ancient asteroid strike. It is approximately 600 kilometers north of the equator in the Xanadu Quadrant at the mouth of the Brandywine River and the site of Enya’s capital city of Starlight.
Land’s End. A large peninsula in the southeastern corner of East Farthing Quadrant. The Barrier Reach separates it from the island of Elba. It is the location of Friday Lyn Lovett’s steadhold, Land’s End Steading.
Land’s End Steading. The 3,000 hectare steadhold located on the peninsula of Land’s End awarded to Friday Lyn Lovett by the ECC’s Board of Directors.
Looking Glass Lake. Second largest lake on Gaia, it covers approximately 150,000 square kilometers and is located in Xanadu Quadrant, where the seven tributaries of The Spaghetti Factory feed it. The lake’s outflow on its southwestern shore creates the Reflection River.
Lovettschyr Steading. The 6,000 hectares steadhold of Cheyenne Dawn Lovett and Hari Paynter Rockwell (Union Partners). It is located in the Sherwood Forest approximately 4,420 km south of Starlight and includes a portion of the CeeDee River. “Schyr” is the ancient Scottish word for shire.
NAmAZ. See Administrative Zone.
NanoKinematics Laboratories (NKL). A subsidiary of Snyder Enterprises located 65 kilometers east of Wichita, a city some 1,300 kilometers south of the geographical center of the NAmAZ in an area once known as Kansas in the extinct country of the United States of America. A total of 84 persons work at NKL where the biological nanite eventually named Heininger’s Profile was developed. The Supernado of 2239 completely destroyed it.
North American Administrative Zone (NAmAZ). See Administrative Zone.
Northwest Territory Quadrant. Northwest quadrant of Gaia, bounded on the south by The Smokies, on the north and west by the Great Northwestern Ocean and on the east by the Tejas Range. It is an area of deep, fecund loam and numerous rivers and streams. Because the quadrant contains the majority of Enyan farms and ranches, it is often call the “The Breadbasket of Enya.”
Outback Quadrant. The northeast quadrant of Gaia. On the west side, the Tejas Range separates the quadrant from the Northwest Territory Quadrant. On the south side is the Alabaster Range and the Great Northeastern Ocean laps at the north and east coastlines. The quadrant holds Enya’s richest mineral deposits beneath an extremely rugged and often inhospitable topography. It is the only know source of both White Enyanite and Black Enyanite.
Reflection River. The outflow for Looking Glass Lake in Xanadu Quadrant, the river runs southwesterly toward the Great Southwestern Ocean. Approximately three-fourths of the way to the coast it branches into the South Fork River, which, in turn, joins the Aragon River. Reflection River terminates in the Great Southwestern Ocean South.
Rodin River. A large river in Northwest Territory that flows over 3,000 kilometers from the Tejas Range to Burke’s Bay. Approximately 780 kilometers from the coast, it branches into the Rodin River North and the Rodin River South.
Rodin River North. A branch of the Rodin River that flows north and west until it terminates in Burke’s Bay.
Rodin River South. A branch of the Rodin that flows south and west until it terminates in the Great Northwestern Ocean.
Sherwood Forest, The. A 5,205,200 square kilometers forest in the southernmost area of Xanadu Quadrant composed of massive trees having trunks up to three meters in diameter shading the forest floor. Bordered by the Great Southwestern Ocean on the south and west, it extends northward until it segues into the Hill Country in the area of the Aragon River.
Silver Woods, The. A forest in the center of Xanadu Quadrant composed of trees with trunks resembling the European white birch of Earth. It is bordered on the west by the Reflection River and Looking Glass Lake, on the south by the Aragon and the South Fork rivers, on the north by The Spaghetti Factory and on the east by The Avalons.
Skyport. A major nexus for aviation transportation where connecting flights to smaller aviation facilities originate and terminate. Each Administration Zone has several. Each Skyport is a large facility with multiple runways servicing a large number of flights daily.
Smokies, The. One of the four main mountain ranges of the Crystal Highlands, it extends westward from the Crystal Nexus almost to the Great Northwestern Ocean. It forms the southern border of Northwest Territory Quadrant and the northern border of Xanadu Quadrant.
Spaghetti Factory, The. An area in Xanadu Quadrant just south of The Smokies and west of The Avalons containing seven small streams or creeks that makes up the headwaters of Looking Glass Lake and the Brandywine River. Survey Team 23 proposed the following names for them: Vermicelli Creek, Rivo Ziti, Lasagna Run, Linguine Beck, Macaroni Brook, Orzo Burn and Gnocchi Branch.
Starlight. The largest city and the capital of Enya, it was established on 01/01/0001 E.T. where the initial landing on Enya occurred near the junction of the Brandywine River and Impact Harbor in Xanadu Quadrant.
Stone Mountain Steading. The 3,000 hectare steading of Beaumont Winston Lovett located in The Badlands of Outback Quadrant and is named after Beaumont’s father’s (Anderson Winchester Lovett) favorite alcoholic beverage, Stone Mountain whiskey. It is the only known source of White Enyanite and Black Enyanite.
South American Administrative Zone (SAmAZ). See Administrative Zone.
Tejas Range. One of the four major mountain ranges of the Crystal Highlands, it extends northward from the Crystal Nexus to approximately 500 kilometers short of the Great Northeastern Ocean.
Whitewater. A city in the Great Plains of the NAmAZ once located in the extinct political subdivision of Kansas in the defunct United States of America and is the location of Whitewater Regional Skyport.
Whitewater Regional Skyport. One of the regional, aerial transportation hubs in the North American Administrative Zone.
Wichita. A city in NAmAZ where Air Wolf 1776 took the NKL survivors of the Supernado of 2239.
Xanadu Quadrant. The southwestern quadrant of Gaia, bordered on the north by The Smokies, on the east by The Avalons and on the south and west by the Great Southwestern Ocean and the Great Northwestern Ocean, respectively. The quadrant is composed of three major landforms: the Sherwood Forest in the south, the Hill Country in the center and The Silver Woods to the east.