Earth West 1,520,875 was a High Meggers world near the loosely-defined border between the Valhallan Belt and the Para-Venusian Belt. The Earth had qualities of both belts – the aridity of a Para-Venus, but also clumps of deciduous, water-loving trees, a quality of Valhallan Belt worlds.
Flora and fauna
- There were trees on this world with big nuts resembling coconuts.
- There were herds of black bison.
- There were herds of mammoth-like creatures that had tusks that were shaped into a protective mask over their faces. These creatures' masks reminded Joshua of a Star Wars stormtrooper's mask.
- There were predatory crocodiles, evolved to run upright on their back legs, that attacked these herds using their long, sickle-shaped front claws.
- The hares of this world had evolved flaps of skin between their arms and legs, so that they could live as gliders in the trees.
- Huge featherless pterosaurs ruled the sky. They had beaks as long as a human, full of teeth.
- Animals similar to mole rats lived in tunnels underground.
He met a troll that he named Sancho, and when he broke his leg, Sancho and his band took him in and looked after him. They nursed him back to health with herbal medicine, and Joshua lived with the group for almost a year.