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Place of Punishment
General information
Territories

Topaz territory

Status

Destroyed

Physical information
Location

Palace of Del, east wall, stretching from windows of the great hall to wall ringing palace garden

Island

Deltora

Government
Owner

Shadow Lord

Chronological information
First appearance

Return to Del (only appearance)

Location on map
Map of Topaz territory
Place of Punishment

The Place of Punishment was a place, built on the grounds of the palace of Del during the Shadow Lord's rule, where people were executed or tortured in public by the Shadow Lord's servants.[1] It was removed after the banishment of the Shadow Lord.[2]

History[]

Return to Del[]

After capturing Barda, Jasmine, the leader of the Resistance and several members, Fallow had them brought to the Place of Punishment to be publicly executed alongside Endon and Sharn, then disguised as Jarred and Anna. Lief intervened with a desperate rescue attempt but gained the upper hand when he put on the Belt of Deltora.[1] When the Shadow Lord was banished from Deltora, Lief had the Place of Punishment destroyed.[2]

Appearance[]

The Place was a wooden platform supported on great poles, and was placed at the east wall of the palace[2] and stretched all the way from the windows of the great hall to the wall that ringed the palace garden. The flag of the Shadowlands, a red hand on a grey background, hung from a flagpole directly above the Place.

The platforms were also decorated with metal cones filled with boiling liquid that provided light for the executions. This liquid might also have been used in the executions, as Fallow died from being drenched in it.[1]

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rodda, Emily. Return to Del. Scholastic Australia. November 1, 2001.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rodda, Emily. The Sister of the South. Scholastic Australia. October 1, 2004.

See also[]

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