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The world ended — how many years ago? Toast should know. Miss Giddy told her, and she can’t have forgotten. She’s got a head for numbers, facts. Things don’t slip away from her so easily.

History People tattoo what they know on their skin. While they live, nothing can take it from them. After they die, they’ll be books. A thread stretches back, and onward. These things, Toast is sure enough of to record in ink: the cities are gone. The Wasteland endures. Some of the Dag’s seeds still germinate. The mountains have changed.

The world ended how many years ago?