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Rin
Physical information
Island

Maris

Government
Form of government

Elderdom

Head of state

Elder

Ruler

Lann

Chronological information
First appearance

Rowan of Rin

Last appearance

Rowan of the Bukshah

Rin is a village located on the island of Maris, inland in a valley hidden by hills, to the west of the coast. A giant mountain, home to a dragon, towers over the village on its west side. Rin is home to the descendants of great warrior slaves once controlled by the Zebak[1][2] who are in turn descendants of the people of the Valley of Gold.[3]

History

Settlement

The Cold Time

Rowan of Rin

Rowan and the Travellers

Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal

Rowan and the Zebak

Rowan of the Bukshah

Geography, kocations and layout

Hills

Hills surround Rin in a half-circle on Rin's eastern side. It is here the Travellers camp when visiting the village.[1]

Fields

The fields in south of Rin are ploughed and harvested by villagers with the help of the bukshah. One of the field workers are Jiller. Among the fields lie homes.[1]

Teaching Tree

Main article: Teaching Tree

The Teaching Tree stands not far away from the town square, south-west of it. Here Rin's children sit under the tree and are taught by Timon, before which Sara was teacher. It is here the children of Rin are told of their history, such as the wars their ancestors have fought against the Zebak.[1]

Coolhouse

Main article: Rin coolhouse

The coolhouse or storehouse is where all of Rin's cheeses, curds, milk and food is stored. It stands very close to the town square, in a north-western direction from it.[1]

Mill

Main article: Rin mill

The mill belonging to Val and Ellis stand west of the town square, on the eastern bank of the stream flowing from the Mountain. Here corn harvested from the fields are ground into flour, which is used to beak bread and cakes. The flour is used by Allun the baker and his mother Sara.[1]

Gardens

Main article: Rin gardens

The garden lie north of the town square and is kept by Bree. Here various vegetables are grown for food, such as peas.[1]

Orchard

Main article: Rin orchard

An orchard of hoopberry trees lie north of the gardens, close to it, and is kept by Strong Jonn. The juice from the hoopberries are turned into cool, blue juice and wine.[1]

Sheba's hut

Main article: Sheba's hut

The home of the wise woman Sheba lie on the village's outskirt, beyond the orchard, west of it.[1]

House of books

Main article: House of books

A building where documents and books of tales and historical significance are stored. The events of the War of the Plains are recorded in dozens of volumes that are kept in the house of books.[1] It is also here that the silks are hung. The house of books lie past the village square, among the houses in the southern encircling it.[3]

Furniture workshop

Brønden's furniture workshop lie close to the village square, among the first few houses in the northern part of buildings encircling it.[3]

Pottery

The pottery, formerly run by Neel lie close to the village square, among the first few houses in the northern part of buildings encircling it.[3]

Bukshah field

Residents

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Rodda, Emily. Rowan of Rin. Scholastic Australia. 1993.
  2. Rodda, Emily. Rowan and the Zebak. Scholastic Australia. 1999.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Rodda, Emily. Rowan of the Bukshah. Scholastic Australia. 2003.
  4. Rodda, Emily. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal. Scholastic Australia. 1996.