Dorne is predominately covered in forests, originally home to 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 carved 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 humans. 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 few realise it. They maintain a magical barrier around the island, hence protecting it from invasion by the Shadow Lord.