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Chapter 6 - Missing Northwestern Locations

Branch

the first seeds of the Great Plagues were beginning in Adrilankha, Candletown, Northport, Branch and Tirinsar (Five Hundred Years After, CONCLUSION)

The first three locations can be found clockwise around the Empire. If this pattern holds, Branch is somewhere between Northport and Tirinsar. Its name suggests there are woodlands nearby, so it could be near Tree-by-the-Sea, or bordering the Great Woodlands, or even bordering the Twisted Forest further clockwise around the Empire.

Brightstone

we cannot go to Adrilankha, for the simple reason that we have not secured it. And our ships that were intended to run between Hartre and Candletown are afraid of the reavers from Elde Island ... there is discontent in the rear areas. Indeed, there have been murmurings of revolt from Brightstone, not a hundred leagues from [Kana]. (The Lord of Castle Black, Chapter 39)

I'm not entirely sure what "rear areas" means in this context.

Bringan

I used the location [Sethra] gave me and [teleported to] Lansord an hour after dawn ... there's no physicker closer than Bringan, ten miles to the east ... the ground rises steadily as you look west, to the foothills of the Kanefthali Mountains. Mount Durilai is closest; as you start west it rises over your head (The Desecrator)

Brownhead

a place that is very nearly at the western edge [of the Empire] ... to the far northwestern region of the continent, on a peak called Kana, in the Kanefthali Mountains. In the earliest days of the Empire, when the seventeen tribes ... began moving east, among the first discoveries was [the Kanefthali Mountains, and Zerika negotiated a portion away from the Serioli] This portion centered around four of the mountains: Koopyr, famous for its large twin peaks ... Needle-at-the-Top and Redground ... and Kana, which looked back north upon the others ... the Serioli [were] confined to the far north, on such peaks as Lostway and Brownhead ... in a lower valley of Kana called Whiteside, near a village of the same name (The Paths of the Dead, Chapter 3)

Carver

We were to escort a supply train from Norest to Swordrock. On that day, we were passing through Tirma, in the duchy of Carver. (Iorich, Chapter 3)

Coldwater Lake

[Roannac] had a view of the Coldwater Lake and much of the valley [from her porch at Three Seasons manor] (The Paths of the Dead, Chapter 15)

Within sight of Three Seasons, but the direction is not given.

Mount Durilai

I used the location [Sethra] gave me and [teleported to] Lansord an hour after dawn ... there's no physicker closer than Bringan, ten miles to the east ... the ground rises steadily as you look west, to the foothills of the Kanefthali Mountains. Mount Durilai is closest; as you start west it rises over your head (The Desecrator)

Hawk Mountain

I was looking at a mountain, with a bit of sky beyond it. Of course, there was no mountain that close to Castle Black ... We are looking at Hawk Mountain, in the Kanefthali chain ... ... I knew, as I stepped through that window, that if I looked around there would be no window behind me, but I had to look anyway. No, there was no window; there was, instead, a breathtaking view of three mountain peaks ... two of them were capped with snow, stretching out before me, too far away to pick out details. There was a purple sheen to them, and it took a moment to realize I was looking down on them. (Dragon, Chapter 6,07)

Koopyr

a place that is very nearly at the western edge [of the Empire] ... to the far northwestern region of the continent, on a peak called Kana, in the Kanefthali Mountains. In the earliest days of the Empire, when the seventeen tribes ... began moving east, among the first discoveries was [the Kanefthali Mountains, and Zerika negotiated a portion away from the Serioli] This portion centered around four of the mountains: Koopyr, famous for its large twin peaks ... Needle-at-the-Top and Redground ... and Kana, which looked back north upon the others ... the Serioli [were] confined to the far north, on such peaks as Lostway and Brownhead ... in a lower valley of Kana called Whiteside, near a village of the same name (The Paths of the Dead, Chapter 3)

Kor

What is the name they call you? It is the name of a valley to the west, is it not? Kor? / Pel. (The Phoenix Guards, Chapter 16)

On the one hand, Kor could be a mistake. On another, it might be a different valley, easily confused with another valley named Pel.

Krethtown

it is good steel that comes from the best iron taken from the northern-most reaches of the Kanefthali Mountains, and smelted by a special process known only to the masters in Krethtown (The Lord of Castle Black, Chapter 36)

While the steel might have been transferred to another part of the Empire, I think a simpler explanation is that it's smelted near where it's mined.

Lansord

I used the location [Sethra] gave me and [teleported to] Lansord an hour after dawn ... there's no physicker closer than Bringan, ten miles to the east ... the ground rises steadily as you look west, to the foothills of the Kanefthali Mountains. Mount Durilai is closest; as you start west it rises over your head (The Desecrator)

The Lonely Ridge

Duke of Needle-At-The-Top ... [whose coach] nearly made the jump across the Lonely Ridge in the Kanefthali Mountains. (The Phoenix Guards, Chapter 2)

Needle-at-the-Top

a place that is very nearly at the western edge [of the Empire] ... to the far northwestern region of the continent, on a peak called Kana, in the Kanefthali Mountains. In the earliest days of the Empire, when the seventeen tribes ... began moving east, among the first discoveries was [the Kanefthali Mountains, and Zerika negotiated a portion away from the Serioli] This portion centered around four of the mountains: Koopyr, famous for its large twin peaks ... Needle-at-the-Top and Redground ... and Kana, which looked back north upon the others ... the Serioli [were] confined to the far north, on such peaks as Lostway and Brownhead ... in a lower valley of Kana called Whiteside, near a village of the same name (The Paths of the Dead, Chapter 3)

Both a mountain just to the north of Mount Kana and a duchy:

Duke of Needle-At-The-Top ... [whose coach] nearly made the jump across the Lonely Ridge in the Kanefthali Mountains. (The Phoenix Guards, Chapter 2)

Or possibly the title isn't associated with an actual parcel of land.

Norest

We were to escort a supply train from Norest to Swordrock. On that day, we were passing through Tirma, in the duchy of Carver. (Iorich, Chapter 3)

Pel

he styles himself Pel, after a small river in the northwest. (The Paths of the Dead, Chapter 28)

What is the name they call you? It is the name of a valley to the west, is it not? Kor? / Pel. (The Phoenix Guards, Chapter 16)

A river, a valley, or possibly a river valley?

Redground

a place that is very nearly at the western edge [of the Empire] ... to the far northwestern region of the continent, on a peak called Kana, in the Kanefthali Mountains. In the earliest days of the Empire, when the seventeen tribes ... began moving east, among the first discoveries was [the Kanefthali Mountains, and Zerika negotiated a portion away from the Serioli] This portion centered around four of the mountains: Koopyr, famous for its large twin peaks ... Needle-at-the-Top and Redground ... and Kana, which looked back north upon the others ... the Serioli [were] confined to the far north, on such peaks as Lostway and Brownhead ... in a lower valley of Kana called Whiteside, near a village of the same name (The Paths of the Dead, Chapter 3)

Seerpoint

We were going through a sort of hamlet about a mile west of Seerpoint ... It was called Tirma. (Iorich, Chapter 7)

Shalomar

the village of Tirma in the county of Shalomar (Iorich, Chapter 1)

A county and a lake:

In the area around Lake Shalomar--right where Tirma is--they discovered silver. First thing that happened was an influx of miners, the second thing was an influx of merchants selling to the minors [sic]. (Iorich, Chapter 12)

Swordrock

We were to escort a supply train from Norest to Swordrock. On that day, we were passing through Tirma, in the duchy of Carver. (Iorich, Chapter 3)

Tirma

the village of Tirma in the county of Shalomar (Iorich, Chapter 1)

We were to escort a supply train from Norest to Swordrock. On that day, we were passing through Tirma, in the duchy of Carver. (Iorich, Chapter 3)

Tirma is a village in the far northwest. (Iorich, Chapter 4)

Above the doorway was a particularly detailed sign in which an Athyra was flying over a map of the Empire. (Iorich, Chapter 5)

[Describing the region around Tirma] the Lyorn who own the forests and the Orca who buy the wood. (Iorich, Chapter 17)


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