The World of Animus
Animus is a fictional world, dreamed up by Ken O. Temple and visualised by Anja M. Coppieters. It is a world parallel to ours and can only be reached from Earth through a magical doorway, that opens for a brief moment, when the moonlight is just right, or through technology too complicated to describe (like Meowhausen’s Lardis device). Animus is a realm where, in the absence of humans, an animal civilisation has thrived.
When the first cats, dogs and other animals came to Animus from Earth, in the wake of a catastrophe, their intelligence was kindled when they drank from a magical, subterranean lake. The enchanted, milky waters imbued the orphans with unique skills and values, so when they ‘terra-formed’ and divided up the new world, four distinctly different countries were born around the ‘Sky Ring Sea’.