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Map of Genabackis by Joshua Butler

Genabackis was a continent where much of the plot in the first books of the Malazan Book of the Fallen series took place. It was one of the larger continents on the planet.

It was bound to the west by Meningalle Ocean, to the north by the Hudd Sea, and to the east by the Rust Ocean

The "Free Cities of Genabackis" was an alliance of cities attempting to thwart the Malazan Empire's intention to conquer the continent. The majority of them were subjugated. As of the beginning of Gardens of the Moon, only Pale and Darujhistan  remained unconquered by the Malazan Empire, although Pale was defeated early on in the book.

Notable Cities and Towns[]

Genabackis during the Malazan Campaign

  • Map Genabackis published in GotM

    Apple - A free city located on free city plain.
  • Bastion – City in the Pannion Domin, known for its kelyk.
  • Callows – City on the southwest part of Genabackis.
  • Capustan – Home of the Mask Council. Capustan was a large city on the north side of the river Catlin, in the southeast region of Genabackis.
  • Coral – A city on the southeast coast of Genabackis. Later renamed "Black Coral".
  • Culvern Crossing – A Nathii settlement spanning the Culvern River on the route to Silver Lake.
  • Darujhistan – The "City of Blue Fire" in central Genabackis. The last of the Free Cities, Darujhistan had been called the "City of Cities".
  • Elingarth – Home of the Grey Swords in southern Genabackis.
  • Genabaris – A coastal city in northern Genabackis. The large port city was held by the Malazan Empire and was a main debarking point for armies of the Genabackis Campaign.
  • Gredfallan – Known for its ale.
  • Nathilog – A city in the northwest of Genabackis, south of the capital. It was conquered by the Malazan Empire.
  • One Eye Cat – Malazan occupied city on the northern part of Genabackis.
  • Outlook – "Capital" of the Pannion Domin for a time and occupied by the Pannion Seer.
  • Pale – Site of a major mage battle in Gardens of the Moon. Pale fell to the Malazan Empire during the Siege of Pale.
  • Saltoan – Lawless city on the eastern part of Genabackis.
  • Silver Lake – Nathii settlement and base of the Teblor slave trade.
  • Trygalle - Home of the Trygalle Trade Guild[1]

Northwest Genabackis

Northwest Genabackis - Late Empire



South Genabackis

Unmapped Locations[]

Several places on Genabackis were mentioned in the Malazan Book of the Fallen, but did not appear on any published maps.

Fan art gallery[]

In Gardens of the Moon[]

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In Memories of Ice[]

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In House of Chains[]

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In Toll the Hounds[]

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In Orb Sceptre Throne[]

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In The God is Not Willing[]

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Interpretation of a Malaz World Map by D'rek

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