Chapter 1: The Colour of Magic Prologue
• The story is set in the fantastical realm of Discworld, a flat, round land in an alternate universe.
• Discworld is held up by four elephants (Berilia, Tubul, Great T'Phon, and Jerakeen) that ride on the back of Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle that swims through the cosmos.
• Researchers in Krull are responsible for proving the hypothesis about Great A'Tuin and have lowered a research team over the Edge in a brass vessel to investigate. When the astrozoologists return, a key question remains: what is Great A'Tuin's gender?
• There are several theories as to the nature and purpose of Discworld. One theory states that A'Tuin came out of nowhere and will continue on his journey into infinity. Another theory, called the Big Bang hypothesis, holds that A'Tuin is crawling from its Birthplace to the Time of Mating, when it will meet with other...
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