Dhalmain Island Geographic Location in Symbols of Power | World Anvil

Dhalmain Island

Situated to the southeast of Larea, south of Red Crest and west of Thaur and Stunveldt, Dhalmain is considered one of the biggest diplomatic and trading powers of the Haan Archipelago, with an enormous influence over the culture of all societarians of the Trade Isles.  


Dhalmain is a temperate island, with a very steep mountainous area in the middle that contains the highest peaks of the archipelago and the most active volcanoes.
The southeast corner has a jungle biome similar to that of the close island of Stunveldt.
To the east and the west, the island counts with two small white forest formations.
The island is quite susceptible to flooding and tremors from volcanic activity, though it is otherwise mild in weather and temperature range.  

The Springs of Regicielo

Regicielo, the Chemistry
On the southwest area of the island and just in the middle of the limit between a white forest are and regular land, Dhalmain features a series of multicoloured hot spring pools known as the Springs of Regicielo, named after the Autonomist god of Chemistry and maintained by her followers from the nearby Temple of Regicielo.
The colouring of the pools varies from pool to pool and is given by different mixtures of minerals in the water and soil. The springs are situated next to the town of Delprado, which is fuelled by tourism to the area and the pilgrimage to the Temple of Regicielo.  

The Four Peaks

In the south of the island, around the middle point between the west and east coasts and close to the City of Endure, the coast opens into the Gulf of Clay, fed by a river.
As one goes upstream, the river divides into four, with each one of the streams forming on a different mountain. This is known as the four peaks river and is recognised as not only the main source of freshwater for the nation, but also the scenario of the tragic Four Peaks War, which started as the Dhalmanite societarians tried to claim the entirety of the river with their settlements. Since then, the areas closer to the concave formation of mountains upstream is left uninhabited.  

Natural Riches

Native Fauna

A lot of the most iconic creatures of the Archipelago are present in the island of Dhalmain.
Hapist by Naelin
Chief among those are the hapist and the hopist two fearsome prey birds, the former of which has been trained by the Dhalmanite military to form combat units known as Hapistiers, and the latter of which is big and fearless enough to be a genuine danger for societarians.  
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Endeler by Naelin
The endeler's territory is distributed mostly on the northwest coasts of the island, though their contact with the Dhalmanite is scarce, as most of their area is under tetsu control and sparsely populated.   Dhalmain is most well known for its alzufhar. While the creature is present in all other islands, the Dhalmanite alzufhars are widely recognized as the best among them, thanks to the historical pact they have with the people of the island, that enable them to selectively breed them for special traits.   The widely distributed hirschmall is thought to be native from the Dhalmanite white forests, and the elusive cuppat is present in a small section on the southeast of the island.

Terrible Tetsus

Banner Four Peaks War
A tetsu attacks a Dhalmanite by Naelin
While the tetsus, known as the second dominant species of the archipelago, is present in all islands with mountainous terrain, the Dhalmanite tetsus are well known for being the most aggressive, violent and organized of them all.   Following a brief period of history where the nation of Dhalmain expanded inland getting to the mountains and starting to compete with the tetsus for territory and prey, a famous tetsu known as Tetramerge railed all tetsus to travel south and fight back on a bloody massacre known as the Four Peaks War.   Since that time in 2981 E.Alz, the Dhalmanite people kept themselves to the southeast of the island, with the northwest half being wild, tetsu-controlled territory. This is a phenomenon that, besides mountainous areas, only occurs in Dhalmain, despite their elevated military prowess.

The People of Dhalmain

The Dhalmanite people form a very diplomatic nation of merchants that have had a huge influence over the culture of the entire Haan Archipelago.
The Haanite calendar has originated here, with the names of the weekdays being homages to the local gods, and even the name of the Alzufhar Era is based on the Dhalmanite alzufhar pact.
Many words in the general Haanite lexicon have originated in Dhalmain, including the standard names of many creatures such as the alzufhar and the hirschmall.   The Dhalmanite societarians are divided between featheries and waterland silkies, with the island having the main population of featheries in the archipelago.
Symbol of Autonomism by Naelin
They live under a parliamentary republic with its capital on the City of Endure on the south corner of the island, and follow the religious belief of Autonomism.   Dhalmain is a close ally of the neighbouring Kingdom of Thaur, with which they also share a lot of immigration in both directions, with the Thaurian contributing to almost all of the population of furry societarians of the island.
Flag of Dhalmain by Naelin
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Florian Ley by Naelin

Dhalmain Island by Naelin

Republic of Dhalmain
Organization | Jan 1, 2023
The Haan Archipelago
Portrait of Danae, a holding his peace bird pen and a book containing a map
Danae by Naelin
The cartographer Danae from the City of Birdland in Thaur was commissioned to draw a map of the Haan Archipelago for the second edition of The Book of the Habits and Beasts, published in the 3rd of Birthing, 3 E.Ru.   Danae took advantage of the enclyclopaedia's team of researchers to gather precise information and went himself into research expeditions to survey remote areas. His work resulted in what is considered the most accurate and widespread map of the Archipelago to this day, which details even most of the coasts of the Savage Isles.

Cover image: Dhalmain Banner by Naelin


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Dec 23, 2022 09:20 by Mochi

I can't lie, I always get excited to read about the species of your world xD Great article, I absolutely love your art!

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Dec 23, 2022 19:22

Aaa, thank you Mochi <3 There's a few more to be written about if I get there in time :)