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Adin knew that he was the one who must fill the medallions in the belt.

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General information

Diamond territory
Emerald territory
Lapis Lazuli territory
Topaz territory
Opal territory
Ruby territory
Amethyst territory


Dread Gnome

Physical information

West of Dorne



Form of government


Head of State




Chronological information
First appearance

The Forests of Silence

Last appearance

The Third Door

Deltora, previously known as The Land of Dragons, is an island inhabited by Dragons and seven tribes. Deltora is home to many different creatures and people. The island is divided into seven territories, each home to a gem, tribe and Dragon species.[1] Currently, Deltora is ruled by Lief, the King of Deltora, from his Palace in Del, Deltora's capital. Deltora's form of government is a constitutional monarchy which was formed after the Battle for Deltora.[2] Starting with King Adin, the monarchy has continued for hundreds of years.

Before the seven tribes of Deltora were united, Malverlain, who had been banished from Deltora's neighbouring island, Dorne, attempted to take over the island . However, his plans were thwarted multiple times.


The Land of DragonsEdit

Main article: The Land of Dragons (tale)

Before the Battle for Deltora, Deltora was known as The Land of Dragons. During this time, the Toran's and the dragons sensed that a great terror was coming. They knew the land was changing and could smell it in the air. The Torans had cast fortune-telling stones and the stones meaning fire, water, death and marriage fell together often, but they did not know what to make of it. One morning, on a beautiful clear day, they dragons knew it was time. Suddenly, in a great rush thousands of dragons took to the air. The sky was dark with the dragons and the tribes gaped in terror. The northern shores turned white from the foam the Sea Serpents had made trying to escape.

Joining of PirraEdit

With a great roar, the seabed in the north split and fire belched upwards, boiling the sea. The air was thick with steam and the island quaked. New hills formed, great cracks formed and hills were destroyed. Pale, slimy, dead things feel from the sky like rain. The sound was frightful. Thinking their world had come to an end, the people fell to the ground with their hands covering their ears. Those who were left alive saw that the northern coast was gone. Instead, a great barrier of mountain and rock had formed into one peak; an unbroken line from east to west.

Only the dragons, who flew high in the sky, saw what laid beyond the mountains. They saw that the space between the Land of Dragons and the island to the north, Pirra. disappear as the cracked seabed collapsed on itself. The two islands collided and were sealed together by the mountains that had formed. The two islands had become one, just as the Toran's fortune-telling stones had predicted.

Uniting of tribes

Battle for DeltoraEdit

Main article: Battle for Deltora

After Adin succeeded in uniting the tribes and forming the Belt of Deltora, the land was renamed 'Deltora' due to the order of the gems in the Belt of Deltora. From then on, Deltora has been ruled by heirs of Adin, living in the Palace of Del.

Coronation of AdinEdit

Separation of gemsEdit

Quest to find the gemsEdit

Shadow Lord's defeatEdit

Quest to find the Pirran PipeEdit

Awaking of dragonsEdit

The Four SistersEdit

Plague on DeltoraEdit

Defeat of the Grey TideEdit

Banishment of the Shadow LordEdit

Landscape Edit

Deltora has a diverse landscape, differing from territory to territory.

Barrier MountainsEdit

Main article: Barrier Mountains

When Pirra joined with Deltora, it created the Barrier Mountains. The Barrier Mountains are a line of jagged mountains, going from the east all the way to the west of Deltora. The largest mountain of the Barrier Mountains is Dread Mountain.


Three main rivers flow through Deltora: River Tor, River Broad and River Del. River Broad joins with River Tor at a place called Where Waters Meet. Eventually though, they all flow out to the sea.

River TorEdit

Main article: River Tor

River Tor starts near Dread Mountain, flows through Emerald and Amethyst territories, before joining with River Broad and flowing out to sea.

River BroadEdit

Main article: River Broad

River Broad starts in the Barrier Mountains in Opal territory, flows through Lapis Lazuli territory and meets River Tor.

River DelEdit

Main article: River Del

River Del starts in the Os-Mine Hills and flows down the west side of Del before flowing out into the sea.


There are many roads and paths in Deltora. They usually lead to main cities and towns and are sometimes dangerous due to bandits.

The Coast RoadEdit

Great North RoadEdit

The Golden WayEdit

The Mountain RoadEdit

The Opal HighwayEdit

Rithmere RoadEdit

Deltora WayEdit

Gems Edit


Main article: Topaz


Main article: Ruby


Main article: Opal

Lapis LazuliEdit

Main article: Lapis Lazuli


Main article: Emerald


Main article: Amethyst


Main article: Diamond

Tribes Edit

Deltora is divided into seven tribes: Jalis, Dread Gnome, Mere, Del, Plains, Ralad and Toran.


Main article: Jalis (tribe)

Dread GnomeEdit

Main article: Dread Gnome (tribe)


Main article: Mere (tribe)


Main article: Del (tribe)


Main article: Plains (tribe)


Main article: Ralad (tribe)


Main article: Toran (tribe)

Diamond TerritoryEdit

Main article: Diamond Territory


Main article: Jaliad

Valley of the LostEdit

Main article: The Valley of the Lost (location)

Isle of the DeadEdit

Main article: Isle of the Dead

Blood Lily IslandEdit

Main article: Blood Lily Island

Emerald TerritoryEdit

Main article: Emerald Territory

Dread MountainEdit

Main article: Dread Mountain

Dreaming SpringEdit

Main article: Dreaming Spring

Lapis Lazuli TerritoryEdit

Main article: Lapis Lazuli Territory


Main article: Rithmere

The Shifting SandsEdit

Main article: The Shifting Sands (location)

Topaz TerritoryEdit

Main article: Topaz Territory


Main article: Del (city)

Os-Mine HillsEdit

Main article: Os-Mine Hills

Opal TerritoryEdit

Main article: Opal Territory


Main article: Hira

Ruby TerritoryEdit

Main article: Ruby Territory


Main article: Raladin

The Lake of TearsEdit

Main article: Lake of Tears (location)


Main article: D'Or

Dragon's NestEdit

Main article: Dragon's Nest


Main article: Broome

Painted PlainEdit

Main article: Painted Plain

Amethyst TerritoryEdit

Main article: Amethyst Territory


Main article: Tora

Maze of the BeastEdit

Main article: Maze of the Beast (location)

River TorEdit

Main article: River Tor

Bone Point LighthouseEdit

Main article: Bone Point Lighthouse


Boolong TreeEdit

Coffin TreeEdit

Purple mossEdit

Lilies of LifeEdit








Royal FamilyEdit

Main article: The Royal Family

Deltora has been ruled for centuries by the Royal Family. Starting from Adin, the first king, his descendants have ruled ever since.


  • Deltora is to the east of Dorne, separated by the Sea of Serpents.[3]
  • To the west of Deltora lies an unknown island, home to a boy named Rowan.


  1. Rodda, Emily. The Forests of Silence. Scholastic Australia. 2000.
  2. Rodda, Emily. Tales of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2005.
  3. Rodda, Emily. The Golden Door. Scholastic Australia. 2011.

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