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Painted Plain
Physical information



Ruby territory



Chronological information
First appearance

Secrets of Deltora

Last appearance

Dragon's Nest

Location on map
Map of Ruby territory
The Painted Plain is a location in Ruby territory. It is named for its rich carpet of grass and wildflowers. The Painted Plain lies east of End Wood and west of the Capricon Hills and Broome.[1]


Secrets of Deltora

Doran mentions the fertile Painted Plain in his traveller's guide, Secrets of Deltora. It is full of plants and animals good for food, and is frequented by Broome hunters. Some of the animals on the plain include Painted Plain Deer, Pig Rats, nodnaps, and partridges. The edible flora of the Painted Plain includes sweetplums, Traveller's Weed, celery, mint, fennel, parsley, and thyme.[1]

Dragon's Nest

After Lindal rescued Lief, Barda, and Jasmine from an Orchard Keeper in End Wood, she led them out of the Forest and on to the Painted Plain. The four of them camped on the Plain that night and ate a meal of pig rat and Traveller's Weed. Because of the Sister of the East's poison, the Plain was no longer fertile like it was in Doran's time.[2]


  • In Two Moons, Jewel mentions 'fried pig rat', indicating that she, like other people of Broome, utilises the resources the Plain provides.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  2. Rodda, Emily. Dragon's Nest. Scholastic Australia. 2004.
  3. Rodda, Emily. Two Moons. Omnibus Books. 2015.

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