Noland (Oz)

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Noland
The Oz series location
Oz-and-surrounding-countrie.jpg
Location of Noland (top left)
Created byL. Frank Baum
GenreJuvenile fantasy
Information
TypeFairy country
RulerKing Bud
Notable locationsNole (capital)
Notable charactersPrincess Fluff, Aunt Rivette
Other name(s)Kingdom of Noland

The Kingdom of Noland is a fictional region neighboring the Land of Oz.

History[edit]

Its capital is Nole and it is ruled by the boy King Bud. Bud, the orphaned son of a fisherman (whose name is unknown), is often aided by his sister Fluff. It was Fluff who received the magic cloak (a garment which is able to grant each wearer one wish) from the fairies.

Noland was once attacked by Queen Zixi of the Land of Ix, who wished to obtain the magic cloak. The army of Ix was defeated when one of King Bud's royal counselors used the cloak to wish that the army of Ix would be driven from the land. Bud subsequently used the cloak to wish he would become Noland's best ruler.

Noland is ruled by an absolute monarch, whose word is law. If the monarch is away, his counselors are to consult to the Book of the Law for guidance. If the king dies, the 47th person to enter the gates of Nole is to be the new king or queen. Although Noland is located in the same vicinity as Oz and other magical countries, magic is relatively uncommon there, judging by the characters' stunned reactions to the magic cloak's powers.

Noland is one of the locations where Queen Zixi of Ix and the movie (The Magic Cloak of Oz) take place. Zixi, Bud, and Fluff attended Ozma's birthday party in The Road to Oz.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Hooktown-on-the-Creek - A village in Noland. Queen Zixi claimed that she studied magic there under Professor Hatrack.
  • Nole - The capital city of Noland.
  • The Giant's Stairway - A mountain range that is in the northern part of Noland and appear to pierce the clouds. It is said that the Moon often stops to rest at the top of The Giant's Stairway. The ball-shaped and aggressive Roly-Rogues live at the top of The Giant's Stairway.

Known inhabitants[edit]

  • Betsy Barx - A woman who lived in Noland and is part of a quilting circle with Dame Dingle.
  • Dame Dingle - A wrinkly old woman who lives in Noland and enjoyed making patchwork crazy-quilts with Betsy Barx, Lucy Lum, Molly Mitt, Nancy Nink, and Sally Sog.
  • Edi - An old shepherd who lived in Noland.
  • Fluff - A girl from Noland. She was also known as Margaret or Meg. She was the daughter of a ferryman, but became a princess of Noland.
  • Jikki - The valet and principal servant of the King of Noland.
  • King Bud - The boy king of Noland. He was the son of a ferryman, but became the King of Noland.
  • Lucy Lum - A woman who lived in Nolan and is part of a quilting circle with Dame Dingle.
  • Molly Mitt - A woman who lived in Nolan and is part of a quilting circle with Dame Dingle.
  • Nancy Nink - A woman who lived in Noland and is part of a quilting circle with Dame Dingle.
  • Rivette - The aunt of Bud and Fluff who later became a laundress.
  • Sally Sog - A woman who lived in Noland and is part of a quilting circle with Dame Dingle.
  • Tallydab - The fourth of the Five High Counselors of Noland and the lord high steward.
  • Tellydeb - The last of the Five High Counselors and the lord high executioner.
  • Tillydib - The third of the Five High Counselors of Noland and the lord high purse-bearer.
  • Tollydob - The second of the Five High Counselors of Noland and the lord high general of the King's army.
  • Tullydub - The chief of the Five High Counselors of Noland.