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Resistance is in need of more information! Resistance is lacking a complete synopsis. Mention the Resistance in Del Pottery. This Resistance included at least Amarantz, Mikal/Claw and Sheevers, who were all taken to the Shadowlands. Josef and Ranesh were also affiliated with this Resistance

Resistance symbol
General information


Notable members





Numerous strongholds


Resist the Shadow Lord and his plans in an effort to overthrow him.



Chronological information
First appearance

The Shifting Sands

Last appearance

Shadows of the Master (mentioned)

The Resistance was a group of Deltorans, led by Doom, who fought against the Shadow Lord's rule in Deltora.[1] The Resistance consisted of members from all tribes of Deltora. It had numerous strongholds across the land.


Original Reistance[]

The first Resistance was located in the city of Del at the beginning of the Invasion, but it was quickly stamped out by the Shadow Lord's forces.

Second Resistance[]

The second Resistance was founded by Doom sometime after he won the Guardian's game in the Valley of the Lost. His initial inspiration for his Resistance was the original Resistance, of which he had met the last members still remaining within the Shadowlands, these being Mikal, Helena. They, like him, had escaped the Shadow Arena, and were the only people to have done so. Though, while the original Resistance members were still forced to stay in the Shadowlands due to the shutting spell keeping people from leaving through the Barrier Mountains, Doom somehow managed to escape and enter back into Deltora around Dread Mountain.

Doom founded the second Resistance on the idea of combating the Shadow Lord through force of arms rather than magic, and his ideology spread throughout its members, which fostered misgivings towards the royal family.

The Lake of Tears[]

Manus drew the freedom mark in front of Lief and Barda to ask them if they were allies. When he saw they did not know what it meant, he explained it to them through Ralad script. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine began to see the symbol all through their travels and began to understand that it stood for the Resistance.

City of the Rats[]

Doom received a discount on self-coiling rope at Tom's shop for drawing the Resistance symbol in the dust on the counter. Lief and Barda noticed the symbol and understood that Doom was a Resistance member.[2]

Resistance symbol (anime)

Resistance symbol as seen in the anime.

The Shifting Sands[]

Doom and Dain entered the 11th Rithmere Games to figure out if there was an ulterior motive to holding the Games. Doom was a competitor and Dain was disguised as a serving boy. After the competition was over, Doom rescued Lief, Barda, and Jasmine, revealed that he was the Resistance leader, and asked them to join his cause. He was angered that they refused his offer, but he could do nothing to change their minds. Doom rescued Glock and Neridah and recruited them for the Resistance.

Dread Mountain[]

At the Dreaming Spring, Jasmine had a dream about Doom, Dain, Glock, and Neridah in one of the Resistance strongholds.

The Maze of the Beast[]

Resistance stronghold password

The stronghold's password hint.

Western Stronghold Stone Door

The western stronghold entrance as seen in the anime.

Dain saved Lief, Barda, and Jasmine from a pair of Grade 1 Ols, but was injured in the process. The companions took Dain to the nearest Resistance stronghold, but he fainted before he could give the Jinks the password. Under threat of death, Lief was able to deduce the password from a scrap of paper outside the stronghold and the four were admitted inside. Neridah and Glock recognised the companions, and Glock tried to intimidate Jasmine. Doom entered the stronghold, angrily interrupted Glock and Jasmine's sharp words, berated Dain for acting foolishly, and met the companions with opposition and mistrust. He had them put in under surveillance in a testing room to see if they were Ols. After three days were over, Dain got them out of the cell and tried to convince them to take him to Tora.

The Valley of the Lost[]

Return to Del[]

The Resistance was present at the battle of the Del Palace when the Shadow Lord was defeated for the second time. The Resistance after victory was disbanded.

The Shadowlands []

Dragon's Nest[]

Even after the Shadow Lord had been driven from Deltora, Doom was still widely known as the former Resistance leader.

Shadows of the Master[]

Withich Mire Stink City Sign

Withick Mire as seen in the anime.



Underground Cells[]

While these are in the Dead Plain of the Shadowlands behind enemy lines, they are still with the Resistance allowing refuge and quick raids. Large rocks are used as trapdoors to the outside and tunnels connected the cells. Claw was the leader of this group.

  • Cell #1
    • Headquarters
    • Water Supply
  • Cell #2 (Discovered by the Shadow Lord)

Militant Capabilities[]

The Resistance is composed of members that hail from various lands, cultures, species, and backgrounds. They typically look like normal people in average peasant garb but sometimes wear some amount of padding and armour. They normally wield varied types of weapons, from farming tools (pitchforks) to stolen gear from Grey Guards (blister plus launchers).

Known members and affiliates[]

Name Rank Notes Current Status
Doom Leader (Deltora) Founder of the second Deltora Resistance. Alive
Steven Provider, Plains representative Supplies the Resistance with Queen Bee Honey and Cider.
Dain Alleged orphan taken in and trained by the Resistance. Unknown to everyone, Dain was an Ol sent to infiltrate the Resistance and destroy them from the inside. Destroyed
Jinks Deceased
Glock Jalis Tribe representative
Thalgus Presumably Alive
Mobley Alive
Claw Leader (Shadowlands) Plotted among the Del-based Resistance to depose the Shadow Lord and sheltered Josef and Ranesh, but was later captured by Shadow Lord servants and marched to the Shadowlands, whereupon he was a victim of experimentation in the Factory, escaping mutated but sane. Became the founding member of the Shadowlands Resistance, recruiting other members to the rebel movement and hiding out on the Dead Plain with Brianne and Gers, leading various guerilla attacks on Shadow Lord supply lines. Spied on the transferance of slaves from The Mines to the Shadow Arena, then met and joined Lief, Barda, Jasmine and Emlis in their quest to release the Shadowland slaves.
Gers Lieutenant
Brianne of Lees
Moss Deceased
Alexi Escaped from slavery in the Shadowlands and joined the ranks of Claw's resistance, assisting in the various raids the rebels led on Shadowland operations conducted from Cell 2. Captured with her confederates in an attack on the hideout and subsequently taken prisoner in the Factory before being removed.
Hellena Alive
Amarantz Deceased
Queen Bee Supplier (Deltora) Alive
Sheevers Provider (Del)
Ranesh Affiliate (Del)
Josef Deceased
Lief Affiliate, Del representative Associated with members of the Resistance with mixed feelings, conflicting with their beliefs due to his quest to recreate the Belt of Deltora and their general distain for the past monarchy. Represented the Del people when members of the seven tribes repledged their allegiance to Adin's heir, then later became king after discovering his identity as the son of Endon. Fought alongside the Resistance in liberating Deltora. Alive
Barda Affiliate
Fardeep Mere representative
Zeean Toran representative
Gla-Thon Dread Gnome representative
Manus Ralad representative



  1. Rodda, Emily. The Shifting Sands. Scholastic Australia. July 1, 2000.
  2. Rodda, EmilyCity of the Rats. Scholastic Australia. 2001.

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