Garternay is the home world of the [article=Ronay]. Its name means "root of the great tree", a reference to the Ronay - and later [article=D'ni people|D'ni] - belief that the universe was a massive, infinitely-branching tree of possibilities. It was here that the Ronay learned "[article=The Art|The Art of Writing]".
[h=1]Name and etymology[/h]
The word Garternay seems derived from three different roots in what is now the D'ni language: gahro, meaning mighty or great; ter, meaning tree; and nay, meaning root. The word meant "Root of the Great Tree". Here is a linguistic breakdown of the word and its accompanying D'ni letters: Gahrtehrnay g|ah|r|t|eh|r|n|ay.
Little is known about the structure and terrain of Garternay. [article=Gehn] believed that his mother's watch bore the Age's continents on its surface, though there is no further evidence to substantiate his claim.
[article=Kadish|Guild Master Kadish], a member of the D'ni [article=Guild of Writers] shortly before [article=The fall of D'ni|the fall], claimed that he could travel through time and take his fellows to Garternay's past, present, and future. His depiction of the Age on [article=Ahnonay] is the only visual record available, though it too is of questionable accuracy.
Garternay no longer exists. It was consumed by its parent star as it became a red giant. Prior to its destruction, the Ronay permanently evacuated to other Ages, including D'ni (Earth) and [article=Terahnee]. The destruction of their ancestral home was greeted with celebration by the D'ni, who created the Day of Dancing holiday to commemorate it.
Source material for this article comes from Book of D'ni and the Pre-Earth section of this page at the DRC site.