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Dhanda Presh

The Dandha Presh mountain range, misspelled within the map

The Dandha Presh is a long, inhospitable mountain range that splits the lower half of the southern continent. Starting in the far southwest, the Dandha Presh curve northeast and separate the Shadowlands from the lands of Dejagore and Taglios.

North sideEdit

In the far southeast, on the northern side of the mountains, the harsh ocean winds scour the land until stopped by the Dandha Presh. These winds do not bring moisture, however, and the result is the large barren desert of Shindai Kus.

Continuing northeast the land gets hilly around the territory of Dejagore. Further east is the Naghir River, which flows from the Dandha Presh until it meets the Main. On the other side of the river the range curves north, forming the eastern border of the southlands.

The Dandha Presh only has one easily accessible pass, where it meets the Plain of Charandaprash, in the center of the mountain range.

South sideEdit

The far southwest side of the Dandha Presh is not described in Black Company series, but in the south central area lies the Shadowlands. The fertile, though cold, land has been repeatedly ravaged. Conquered by the Shadowmaster Longshadow, the land and its inhabitants were brutally governed. The invasion by the Taglian army led by the Black Company worsened the situation, as did the five year-long Kiaulune wars. During the following fifteen years under the Protectorate the Shadowlands were almost completely ignored, only to suffer again when the resurgent Black Company returned from the Plain of Glittering Stone. The result was a bleak, depopulated land, where many villages were overgrown.

Nothing is recorded in the Annals about what lies to the far east of the mountain range.