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 who are in turn descendants of the people of the Valley of Gold.
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 surround Rin in a half-circle on Rin's eastern side. It is here the Travellers camp when visiting the village.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Main article: Sheba's hut
The home of the wise woman Sheba lie on the village's outskirt, beyond the orchard, west of it.
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. 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Rodda, Emily. Rowan and the Zebak. Scholastic Australia. 1999.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Rodda, Emily. Rowan of the Bukshah. Scholastic Australia. 2003.
- ↑ Rodda, Emily. Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal. Scholastic Australia. 1996.