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"Illica is the most remote trading island in the Silver Sea"
The Islands of the Silver Sea[1]

Illica
Illica
General information
Residents

The Collectors

Physical information
Location

In the Silver Sea

Chronological information
First appearance

The Towers of Illica (only appearance)

Illica is an island in the Silver Sea and is home to three clans known as The Collectors. It is the most remote trading island in the Silver Sea and traders rarely visit. The island has many castle-like towers which the clans of The Collectors use as museums of objects collected over centuries by different generations.[1]

History

Before the time of Adin, the island of Illica was known as a refuge for pirates due to its natural defences. However during Adin's reign as the first king of Deltora, piracy began to be stamped out in the Silver Sea, and the culture of Illica was forced to change. The three remaining pirate captains at that time, who were bitter rivals, retreated into three tall towers built in imitation of an older tower built by Bar-Enoch. There they hoarded their riches and styled themselves as wealthy collectors. With their absence, the crews of the pirate captains settled around the harbour and built a small town and conducted in trades such as shipbuilding and fishing.[2]

Two Moons

Britta read of Illica in The Islands of the Silver Sea during her research in the Star of Deltora's reading room. Neither her or the other finalists knew much of the island, as its strange inhabitants warranted little trading.[1]

The Towers of Illica

After leaving the island of Two Moons, Britta read about Illica in the book A Trader's Guide to Illica, discovering that Illica is a highly defendable round island, surrounded by high cliffs and hidden rocks. There is also only one way to access the one safe harbour, through a narrow gap in between cliffs. These defences made Illica a haven for pirates in the past. Britta also discovered how the island's culture changed after piracy was suppressed in the Silver Sea, and how the former pirate captains became The Collectors.[2]

The Hungry Isle

Culture

Language

The Illicans speak a foreign language. Some words of the language are halish, po, ingesni, se and soffa. The word soffa is either a kind of dye or the word for the colour blue.[2]

Architecture

Britta discovered while reading A Trader's Guide to Illica, that in the early days of the pirate kings, a defensive row of spikes was built in the harbour channel called 'The Jaws'. This barrier could be raised from the seabed by turning a great wheel and it would trap any foreign ship trying to leave or enter the harbour. This barrier is not openly discussed by the present-day Illicans.[2]

Geography

Illica is a round island almost completely ringed by high cliffs and underwater rocks. Ships must pass through a narrow gap in the cliffs to reach the island's only harbour. At the top of these cliffs is green grass and the three large towers belonging to the three Collector clans.[2]

Appearances

Star of Deltora

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rodda, Emily. Two Moons. Omnibus Books. 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Rodda, Emily. The Towers of Illica. Omnibus Books. 2016.