daggerfish–lethal, pointy-nosed fish that live in the Mighty River Blapp. They typically grow no longer than the length of one’s arm, though larger daggerfish have been seen near Fingap Falls in the autumn
Dang–the large continent east of the Dark Sea of Darkness. It contains a great diversity of climates and cultures, with the Green Hollows in the northwest, the Killridge Mountains in the central east, the Woes of Shreve west of the moutnains, and the Jungles of Plontst in the south. East of the Green Hollows and north of the mountains lies an ancient, dangerous forest said to be populated with monsters even more horrible than the many pictured in Pembrick’s Creaturepedia. The far eastern lands of the continent have never been explored (except, it must be assumed, by whatever people groups already live there)
Danny the Carthorse–Podo’s faithful steed for many years. Danny excelled at pulling carts and wagons on the Helmer farm, but proved himself dependable and brave when he bore Podo into Glipwood Forest to rescue Leeli when she was taken by Slarb the Fang
Dark Sea of Darkness, the–From Stawburn’s The Wide Terrain: “The Dark Sea of Darkness was no darker than any other ocean I ever sailed over. So I’m not sure where it got its name, unless maybe it’s because of the feeling you get when you’re out there in the middle of it. You feel like you might be guzzled up by any one of giant critters what live beneath the surface. It could get its name from all the storms that whirl up out of it and kick you and your ship around like a kid with a ball. Every night there’s a fog that swallows up the stars and leaves you floating blind out there in the darkness. You get to feeling like you’ll never make it home, and that even your best mates on the ship don’t really know you or want to, like they’d never notice if you toppled over the gunnel and plopped right in. Come to think of it, maybe the water was darker than a normal ocean.”
digtoad, bumpy—see Pembrick’s Creaturepedia
Dorminey–the city at the center of the Annieran kingdom
Doug–character from the Ballad of Lanric and Rube, who, in a fortunate (for him) twist of fate married Illia, making moot Lanric and Rube’s battle for her hand
Dougan’s Reel–an ancient Hollish whistleharp tune about Dougan dol Rona of the Green Hollows. The Hollowsfolk are known primarily for two things: fruit and fighting. The Green Hollows is a country of rolling vales and vineyards, tended to with affection by its citizens. The fruit of the Hollows is fatter, juicier, and tastier than any in all of Aerwiar partly because the ground is so fertile and partly because of thousands of years of fruiting lore known only by the Hollowsfolk. The Green Hollows is also known for its annual festival of games, called the Fynneg Durga. The men of the Hollows are notoriously boisterous, willing to wrestle as soon as laugh, and consider a punching contest entertainment of the highest order, especially if it means a lost tooth or a broken nose. The women of the Hollows are famously beautiful and wise, which is probably the ancient cause for the culture of fighting among the men. Any outsider wishing to marry a woman of the Green Hollows was subjected to violent (but good-natured) ridicule and was obligated to participate in a specially brutal version of the games, the Banick Durga, to win the woman’s hand. Whether or not the contender passed the trial, he was awarded with copious fruit.
Dougan dol Rona of Dorminey asked for the hand of Meirabel Lannerty of the Hollows and was forced to compete in the Banick Durga for her hand. Amazingly, he bested the men of the Hollows in all the ten bouts, but quite accidentally killed Meirabel’s brother in a boxing match with an ill-placed blow to the temple. The tune “Dougan’s Reel” (composer unknown) captures in song both Dougan’s sorrow that he would never marry Meirabel and the speed with which he ran for his life from the Hollows men.
Dragon Day Festival–the annual summer festival in Glipwood, when merchants and tourists invade the little town to witness the gathering and singing of the sea dragons
duckflower bush–a bush with no flowers and leaves shaped nothing like a duck. The source of the incongruous name is a mystery to botanists everywhere
Dugtown–the rough and tumble town on the banks of the Blapp River opposite affluent Torrboro. A city of thieves, taverns, adventurers, and mercenaries
Dunn’s Green–the wide lawn on the east side of Glipwood, where the games are played during the Dragon Day Festival
Dwayne–the first man created by the Maker in Aerwiar. He and his wife Gladys ruled the land in peace for years in a city called Ulambria.