The Mountains of Ignorance Edit

The Mountains of Ignorance lie to the north of the Kingdom of Wisdom. They are home to the terrifying demons that Milo and company encounter near the end of the story phantom tollbooth.

Physical Description Edit

The mountains are extremely treacherous, with jagged peaks and sheer cliffs covered in slimy moss. They are surrounded by an oily mist that casts a deep shadow over the land. A freezing wind blows constantly through the land, and the air smells "thick and heavy, as if it had been used several times before."

Role in the Story Edit

Many years prior to Milo's encounter with the Tollbooth, King Azaz and The Mathemagician banished their two adoptive sisters to the Castle in the Air, suspended from the highest peak. The Demons, unable to enter, could merely wait at the entrance to keep the princesses from escaping. When Milo finally convinces the brothers to let him rescue Rhyme and Reason, he travels up through the deadly terrain with Tock and the Humbug. Together, they manage to outsmart some of the Demons and arrive at the Castle. As they try to escape down the slopes, the Demons follow in ravenous pursuit. Just as they are about to engulf the heroes, however, the creatures of darkness are driven back into the mountains by the combined forces of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis.