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There was no crueler place to be born a human—for no humans were born free.

Rhysand, A Court of Mist and Fury

The Black Land was a Faerie kingdom that existed in the days before the War.


The Black Land was located in the southern part of the Continent. It was mostly desert, and surrounded a lush river delta.


The Black Land was ruled by the ruthless Queen of the Black Land and was a kingdom that thrived on slave labor. No human in the Black Land was born free, and they were forced to build temples and palaces for the High Fae who ruled them. Escape was impossible, and freedom could not be purchased. Laws in the Black Land ignored the rights of Half-Fae and left them as slaves, despite their Fae heritage.

A half-High Fae slave named Miryam, who was the product of the rape of a slave, was gifted by the Queen to her betrothed, a foreign Fae prince named Drakon, who let Miryam escape and broke off the engagement when he realized the conditions in which mortals were kept. Years later towards the end of the War, Miryam marched with Morrigan and Drakon's legions to free the slaves from the Loyalist Black Land.[1]


Faerie Realms
Black Land · Cretea · Hybern · Lapplund · Montesere · Prythian · Rask · Ravennia · Vallahan · Xian
Black Land
Characters Queen of the Black Land · Miryam (former) · Drakon (former) · Miryam's Mother · Miryam's Father
Bharat · Black Land · Montesere · Neva · Rask · Ravennia · Scythia · Vallahan