Harthe Alle
Type World
Appearances Series

The Harthe Alle is the world within which the Half-Continent, the setting of Monster Blood Tattoo, forms a small part. It is a planet that is part of an unnamed planetary system, as a sun , stars, and other visible planets are mentioned.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Harthe Alle is only mentioned once in Monster Blood Tattoo, in the entry for leonguile in the Factotum explicarium. D. M. Cornish first revealed its geography via a map in a blog post in July 2009.[1] In response to fan questions, he revised the map in September 2009 with numbers to point out specific locations and described the nations depicted.[2] They are largely based on real life cultures and locations, and the map itself is similar in appearance to the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

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  1. Southeastern tip of Nenin, in the continent known as the Occident: Oriental-derived cultures;
  2. Western coast of Heil, called Tung and home to a peoples derived from Mongol/Central Asian cultures;
  3. Heilgoland proper, an empire based somewhat on Russian/Central European cultures;
  4. I cannot remember what this area is called specifically but it is home to a wide group of wild folk;
  5. The somewhat mythic lands of Fiele, little is known of here but that perhaps its is a land of sedorners and many monsters;
  6. The (Greater) Derelands, original home of the Skylds (for those who recall the history of Ingébiargë), origin of greater derehunds (most excellent tykehounds) and home of the Hagenards and various other peoples based on Nordic cultures;
  7. Parthia, wide lands, home of wild Hun-like folks;
  8. The Brigandine States, home of the pirate-kings;
  9. The very southern edge of the Principalitine States, based on Indian/Moghul cultures;
  10. The N'go, spread with vaguely African-based cultures of various attitudes to monsterkind;
  11. Turkmantine Empire, the Haacobin Empire's most constant foe, based on Ottoman culture;
  12. The Half-Continent, home of the Haacobin and Gott Empires plus minor free peoples, based on Western European cultures;
  13. Lausid elector kings and Ing, the former based on Polish culture moving through Hungarian culture and ending in North Central Asian cultures;
  14. Dhaghestahn: basically Persian in source