Dorne is predominately covered in forests, originally home of the Fellan. Its coast became populated by humans and much of the island is farmland. In the centre of the island is a mountain, which was covered out to make Weld. Residents of Weld believed their city was much larger than it was, covering a large section of the island.
They once lived everywhere in Dorne but retreated to the Fell Zone after the arrival of the humans and stayed there after making a treaty with the then. They are magic-wielders and live for centuries. They are naturally suspicious of humans and do not welcome them into the Fell Zone. The Fellans are important for the survival of Dorne, although no one realises it. They maintain a magical barrier around the island, hence protecting it from invasion by the Shadow Lord.