The Ninth Age has finally published the complete background of the Saurian Ancients. Read the whole thing here! Highlights: The saurians live all across the world in hidden enclaves, connected by ancient portal gates. The mightiest and most mysterious enclave is the island of Atua, out in the oceans of the east. They fanatically follow a philosophy of life and information-preservation called Vitalism. Anurarchs (the toad mages) are hyper-intelligent beings who once ruled the world as enslaving tyrants. After being dethroned and annihilated, they re-emerged in recent times, and the saurians are concerned they will return to their evil path... Saurians are technologically primitive in most areas, but they are masters of certain stones and crystals, including lodestone magnets. Oh yeah...they keep dinosaurs as pets! Read the full text to find out more. Consider writing a saurian ancients story for the latest short story comp!