Malaz Island, also known as Jakatakan or Malaz Isle, was an island to the southeast of Quon Tali and the northwest of Korel. There were two cities on the Island, Malaz City and Jakata, as well as several smaller towns and settlements.
The inhabitants of the island were typically of a mixed breed.
Jakatakan pirates wore their hair braided and cut finger-length.
At one time black-furred apes had roamed the island's hard-wood northern forests, but the animals had been hunted to extinction.
Prior to the rise of the Malazan Empire, Quon Tali had been a continent of city states at war. The Kingdom of Unta had established itself as a major military power and had annexed the Napan Isles, many refugees were displaced many of whom landed on Malaz Island. Malaz Island at that time was ruled by the pirate Mock (for whom Mock's Hold was named). Mock had sold numerous Napans into slavery, aside from a few who had escaped through various factions' opposition to Mock.
One such faction was led by the mage Kellanved and the assassin Dancer. The pair had opened a bar in Malaz City, Smiley's, and through the employment of the criminal underground this faction rose up and overthrew Mock, eventually forming the Malazan Empire.
At some point in its distant past Malaz Island was connected by land to Quon Tali.
Places of interest Edit
- Broland Meet
- D'rek Monastery
- Malaz City
- Three Roads
- Upper Jakata
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Deadhouse Gates, Chapter 3, US HC p.159
- ↑ see maps
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 House of Chains, Chapter 22, UK MMPB p.848
- ↑ The Bonehunters, Chapter 7, US SFBC p.358
- ↑ Reaper's Gale, Chapter 22, BCA edition p.734
- ↑ Night of Knives, Chapter 3, US PB p.80
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