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Type Refugee Camp during Scanran War
Location Northern Tortall
Terrain Mountainous, forest
Climate Cold, northern
Bodies of water Greenwoods River
Marine Life
Location Information
Established 460 HE
Official Language
Religious Head
Leader/Governor Keladry of Mindelan (until its destruction)
Hobard Elbridge (former)
Residents Tirrsmont refugees
Goatstrack refugees
and others
Patron God
Law Enforcement
Major Events Scanran War
Affiliation Tortallan war effort
Port Cities
Major Cities
Major Roads
Notable Buildings
Government Commanded by a Knight
Head of State
Main Industry
Trade Partners
Bibliographical information
Tortallan Universe place
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First Appeared '
Latest Appearance '
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Only Appearance Lady Knight
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Haven, originally called Miserable Mudpit[1], was a refugee camp built on the northern border of Tortall near Scanra in the early part of 460 HE. Numair Salmalín was the mage who made the land able to hold the camp. It was a small burgh, which means it was more of a fortified town than a camp. It was destroyed in June of 460, and was replaced in September of the same year, by New Hope.

Camp Layout

The camp can house approximately 850 people, and has an infirmary and cookhouse. They only reached roughly 500 people at once before the camp was destroyed by Scanrans.


Haven Blueprint

History of command

In early 460, the camp was commanded by Hobard Elbridge, a regular army sergeant[2]. In the April of 460 HE, Wyldon of Cavall, the district commander during the Scanran War, placed Keladry of Mindelan as the camp's commander[3]. Nealan of Queenscove served as the camp's chief of healers, and Merric of Hollyrose served as the camp's chief of security. This was remarkable in that most of the command positions were held by newly made knights, which was unusual in such a case, and showed how thinly the Tortallan armies were stretched.


The camp was attacked by Scanrans several times using killing devices, metal monsters made and distributed by Blayce the Gallan for the Scanran war effort. When Keladry went to Fort Mastiff to report to Lord Wyldon, the Scanrans attacked in force, killing the soldiers protecting the camp, and taking the refugees with them in order to sell them as slaves[4]. The Scanrans planned to use the children to fuel the killing devices.

Due to its destruction, the camp was replaced by New Hope, situated two miles from where it stood, and also commanded and looked after by Lady Knight Keladry[5].


A list of all the named residents of Haven. This list is not exhaustive. In total, the camp housed roughly 500 people. For a complete list of all refugees, see Tortallan Refugees.

Commanders, soldiers, and officials


Clerks and scribes


  • Hobard Elbridge, army captain who set up Haven
  • Aufrec, army sergeant at Haven
  • Connac, army sergeant at Haven
  • Oluf, army sergeant in command of convicts at Haven
  • Vidur, army sergeant in command of convicts at Haven
  • Grembalt, army corporal at Haven
  • Ilbart, army soldier at Haven
  • Kortus, army sergeant
  • Neum, army soldier at Haven

Convict soldiers

  • Leithan, convict soldier
  • Morun, convict soldier, pickpocket and lockpick
  • Qafi, Bazhir convict soldier
  • Jacut, convict soldier, later a sergeant of the Village Guard, New Hope
  • Uinse, convict soldier
  • Gilab Lofts, convict soldier






The refugee camp Haven only appears in Lady Knight and is destroyed during the course of the novel.

Notes and references

  1. Called so by Hobard Elbridge and his men. Lady Knight, Ch. 4 (Laurel-Leaf Books)
  2. Lady Knight, Ch. 4 (Laurel-Leaf Books)
  3. Lady Knight, Ch. 3
  4. Lady Knight, Ch. 12
  5. Lady Knight, Ch. 18 & Epilogue

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