Assail & environs

Assail and environs

Assail, The Blood Range

The Blood Range on Assail

Malazan World Map by D'rek

Unofficial Malaz World Map by D'rek

Assail guardians

'Assail' by Corporal Nobbs

For Assail the novel, see Assail (novel).

The continent of Assail was situated between Genabackis and the Letherii continent. It was held to be the most dangerous and hostile part of the Malazan world. The Crimson Guard mercenaries and some T'lan Imass were known to have engagements there. The Malazans knew of the existence of Assail and the Wreckers' Coast along its shores,[1] but the Empire had chosen to make no incursions there due to the extreme danger of the land. It was known that the continent was dominated by a human leader (or possibly several human leaders)[2] whose armies were powerful enough to destroy T'lan Imass forces, the Ifayle and the Kerluhm. Little else was known of it.

Assail's southernmost region (or subcontinent) was called Bael often referred to as 'Bael lands'.[3][4]


Notable features

Notable settlements

In Return of the Crimson Guard

There were hints which indicated that the inhabitants, or at least some of them, might be at least part Jaghut. Whilst the Guardsmen were escaping from Assail it was mentioned that the only word the guardsmen used that the native defenders recognized was Jaghut, and that the Primogenetrix's royal line made her very resiliant, including protecting her from the guards sorceorous attacks and giving her fast healing. She stated that that word (Jaghut) was forbidden in her land and that "Ancient truths remain alive somewhere. One place too many for her and her kind". This seemed to indicate that at least one faction on Assail was led by a family of Jhag, if not full Jaghut. Later in the novel, Kyle mentioned that the Jhag were feared in his people's legends. His people also stayed away from "Assail lands" and even Kyle said that he could sense the alien strangeness of those lands from a great distance.

In Assail

It was confirmed that many of the native inhabitants of the region were of Jaghut descent, although some only very distant.

Notable Assail natives

Notes and references

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