The North Pole is one of the polar regions of the world, it represents as far north as one can get. It is the location to which compasses point due to magnetic energies of the world.
The polar regions is a realm ruled by the Queen of the North and Winter, Icebella, and is located within the Arctic. The pole itself apparently lies somewhere far to the north of the Ice Palace of the queen, and includes sections of northern Great Mountains where she lives, but extends into the Northern Sea, further north beyond the Green Isles, and up into northern Unknown) and Siberia. At certain times of the year, there is not much darkness at night in the northern reaches of the world. Thus, while the moon may be seen full, and high in the sky, there is much light to see.
All compasses are aligned to the north pole, unless the magnetics are damaged by electrical storms. Then the compass may align itself to the wrong direction. The Sage Gnome had a gyroscopic machine capable of switching the earth's magnetic pole just a tad. It was powered by a magnetic lodestone.
Many maps of lands and of the world have ornate compass markers that point the way to the North Pole, and other cardinal directions.
Behind the scenesEdit
The KQ5 novel in the KQ companion discusses the 'polar regions' where Icebella lives. The North Pole is mentioned in a reference to a story which was the original source, and inspiration for the character Genesta, the 'Heart of Glass' from the Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang; which the companion retells.
In KQ lore and even in KQ8 the world of Daventry is implied to be a flat earth. Some may think that a flat earth would not have a polar regions. But the Flat Earth Society believe that the world is a disk with the north pole in the center.
Technically speaking the earth's magnetic north pole and the North Pole are two separate locations (the north pole itself is imaginery arbitrary location based on the latitude and longitude lines), and the magnetic pole moves around, on its own, and is not tied to the North Pole directly (although both are considered the north pole.).
The North Pole must lie within the northern Unknown as compass notations point out that the north continues on in that direction.
- ↑ KQC4E, pg 208