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End Wood or Last Wood
General information
Alternative name(s)

Last Wood

Physical information
Location

In Ruby territory

Island

Deltora

Chronological information
First appearance

Dragon's Nest

Last appearance

Secrets of Deltora

Location on map
Map of Ruby territory
Mid Wood

End Wood or Last Wood is the third and last of the Forests of Silence. It lies fully within Ruby territory. This wood was considered by Doran the Dragonlover to be the least dangerous and most pleasurable of the woods to visit.[1]

History[]

Secrets of Deltora[]

Doran the Dragonlover wrote about End Wood and its inhabitants in his book Secrets of Deltora.[1]

Dragon's Nest[]

During Lief's quest to Dragon's Nest, he, Barda, and Jasmine split off from their company of guards to confuse an assassin. The companions travelled through End Wood and spent the night in the trees, where they heard the sounds of the guards being butchered by Rolf.[2]

The following day, Jasmine realised they were being followed by someone, who they believed to be their assassin. The companions attempted to loose them by crossing a stream, but ended up falling victim to an Orchard Keeper. Lief ate some of the skin of the Sleeper Tree fruit, which allowed him to fend off the Orchard Keeper with Filli and Kree until Lindal of Broome—the suspected assassin—drove the bird off. After reviving Barda and Jasmine, Lindal escorted them out of End Wood.[2]

Dangers of End Wood[]

Orchard Keepers[]

Main article: Orchard Keeper

These large, carnivorous waterbirds are only found in Orchard Keeper groves, where they tend to the Sleeper Trees. When prey eat the fruit, but do not eat the skin as well, they fall into a drugged sleep. Once asleep, they become victim to the Orchard Keepers. Although the exact number of Orchard Keeper groves remains unknown, Doran has confirmed the existence of at least two.[1]

Orchard250

An orchard keeper.

Land Limpets[]

Main article: Land Limpet

Land Limpets are small, hard-shelled creatures the size of a thumbnail. They are found in fern beds in large numbers. When any living creature passes by, they attach themselves to exposed flesh and can only be removed by pressing a hot iron to their shells. Although harmless, they leave behind red patches that quickly become ulcers. The ulcers can take months to heal, and always leave a deep pockmark.[1]

Sleeper Fruits[]

Main article: Sleeper Tree

The fruits of the Sleeper Tree, called Sleeper Fruits, are large, golden, pear-shaped fruit that have a delicious fragrance. The flesh of the fruit has a sweet taste, while the skin is hard[1] and bitter. Inside the fruits' centers are long, flat seeds. Eating only the flesh of the fruit will cause a drugged sleep, while the skin acts as an antidote. Any who eat the fruit and fall asleep will be eaten by the Orchard Keeper tending the grove.[2]

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rodda, Emily. Dragon's Nest. Scholastic Australia. November 1, 2003.

See also[]

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