Colored map of Pantala by Mike Schley

Pantala, also known as the Lost Continent by the dragons of Pyrrhia, is one of the two known continents in the Wings of Fire series, the other being Pyrrhia. It takes multiple days of flight (or swimming in the case of Turtle and Tsunami) from the west of Pyrrhia to get there. Its existence was hinted at occasionally, before being confirmed at the end of Darkness of Dragons. Several dragons have traveled between the continents: Luna was blown to Pyrrhia by a storm, Tsunami and Turtle swam to Pantala, and Clearsight flew to Pantala to warn the Pantalans of a dangerous hurricane, as well as the whole of the BeetleWing and LeafWing tribes in the Legend of the Hive. Eleven representatives are also currently traveling from Pyrrhia to Pantala, specifically Bullfrog, Qibli, Sky, Wren, Tsunami, Pineapple, Lynx, Moonwatcher, Cricket, Sundew, and Luna. The Pantalan dragon types are based on insects (the BeetleWings and their descendants, SilkWings and HiveWings) and plants (the LeafWings). In the epilogue, Hope showed Moonwatcher Pantala's possible position on the planet via an example, which showed it on the opposite side of the dragon planet from Pyrrhia.

Description

Pantala is a dragon-shaped continent consisting of a grassland and savanna biome primarily. All over the continent are watering holes and rivers which are often dry.[event 1] Pantala also has a rainy season[1] and dry season, with moderate to hot temperatures.[event 2] It is covered with tall grass.[2]

The most prominent landmarks of Pantala are the Hives, which are connected structures that host most of the continent's SilkWings and HiveWings. It has several landmarks aside from the Hives, including Lake Scorpion, Beetle Lake, Dragonfly Bay, and the Poison Jungle. The jungle is in the top right of the continent, on the 'head' of the continent. Within the Poison Jungle are the Snarling River and the Gullet River, which are where the neck and mouth would be if Pantala was a dragon. The whole continent of Pantala was covered in forest and all three tribes of Pantala co-existed in the whole forest peacefully until Queen Wasp took over.[event 3]

Notable Features

The Abyss

The abyss is a pit somewhere in Pantala, which has something glowing and green within it. It has been acting strangely "for the first time in years" ever since the othermind escaped the Poison Jungle. Whispers were mentioned to be coming from it, reaching the upper caves of Raven's village.

The Hives

The nine Hives are cities[3][4] inhabited by HiveWings and SilkWings, with Wasp Hive being the oldest.[5] The Hives are made of treestuff, which is made from wood from Pantala's forests and spread out in a wide circle across the continent, with silk bridges connecting them.[3] Each Hive is ruled by one of Wasp's relatives.

The Poison Jungle

The Poison Jungle was the last remaining forest on Pantala after the Tree Wars. It was said to be full of dangerous plants and wildlife, which was why the forest was left alone by the Queen Wasp and the HiveWings. Various dangerous plants that were described to be in the jungle are sundews, venus dragon-traps, cobra lilies, waterwheels, and the quarantined othermind.[6] Further in the jungle are the homes of both LeafWing factions, the PoisonWings and the SapWings. The jungle was destroyed by the end of The Poison Jungle when the breath of evil manipulated Blue into burning the forest with flamesilk.

Lake Scorpion

Lake Scorpion is a large lake located on the "tail" of Pantala, in the southern region. It is one of Pantala's largest lakes. The SilkWings from Jewel Hive, along with Lady Jewel and Scarab intended to flee to the lake.[7]

Dragonfly Bay

Dragonfly Bay is a bay located on the east coast of Pantala.

Beetle Lake

Beetle Lake is a large lake located on the "wing" of Pantala, in the western region. It is one of Pantala's largest lakes.

Flora & Fauna

Wildlife

  • Antelope[8]
  • Arrowroot[citation needed]
  • Avocado[citation needed]
  • Banana slugs[citation needed]
  • Bats[citation needed]
  • Belladonna[citation needed]
  • Berries[9]
    • Pale white berries[10]
  • Birds[11]
    • Cockatoos[12]
    • Crows[citation needed]
    • Seagulls[13]
  • Blister bush seeds[14]
  • Bushes[10]
  • Capybaras[15]
  • Chamomile[citation needed]
  • Chinchillas[16]
  • Dandelions[citation needed]
  • Dewy pines[citation needed]
  • Earthworms[17]
  • Elephants[18]
  • Fish[19]
  • Flowers[citation needed]
    • Bright flowers[21]
    • Bromeliads[22]
    • Night blooms[23]
    • Orchids[citation needed]
    • Trumpet creepers[24]
    • Violets[25]
  • Blue tree frogs[citation needed]
  • Gazelles[26]
  • Gila monsters[27]
  • Ginger root[28]
  • Giraffes[citation needed]
  • Grass[citation needed]
    • Ginger[citation needed]
  • Insects[citation needed]
    • Bees[citation needed]
    • Beetles[citation needed]
    • Black Mambas [29]
    • Bombardier beetles[30]
    • Bullet ants[23]
    • Butterflies[31]
    • Caterpillars[32]
    • Cicadas[12]
    • Dragonflies[citation needed]
    • Fire ants[33]
    • Fireflies[citation needed]
    • Grasshoppers[34]
    • Mosquitoes[35]
    • Pillbugs[17]
    • Pink iridescent beetles (Spit acid)[citation needed]
    • Shining beetles[21]
    • Tree slugs[35]
    • Termites[citation needed]
    • Tsetse flies[36]
    • Wasps[37]
    • Venomous centipedes[23]
  • Jaguars[38]
  • Lizards[39]
  • Leopards[citation needed]
  • Lichen[40]
  • Lions[29]
  • Mangoes[15]
  • Monkeys[citation needed]
  • Morning glories[42]
  • Moss[38]
  • Mushrooms[43]
  • Octopi[citation needed]
  • Okra[citation needed]
  • Piranhas[citation needed]
  • Radishes[citation needed]
  • Reeds[44]
  • River snails[15]
  • Sandbox tree fruit[14]
  • Scavengers (also known as 'reading monkeys' or humans)[45]
  • Scorpions[46]
  • Seaweed[47]
  • Seed pods[48]
  • Sharks[49]
  • Sleep lilies[23]
  • Smoke leaves[23]
  • Snakes[50]
  • Spices
  • Spiders[44]
  • Spider plants[31]
  • Squids[29]
  • Taro[citation needed]
  • Tea leaves[53]
  • Thorn balls[54]
  • Thorn bushes[55]
  • Toads[citation needed]
  • Trees[citation needed]
  • Tropical fish[citation needed]
  • Tubers[56]
  • Vines[57]
    • Honeysuckle vines[citation needed]
    • Kudzu vines[58]
    • Strangler vines[59]
  • Water lilies[citation needed]
  • Whales[citation needed]
  • Wildebeasts[citation needed]
  • Yams[citation needed]
  • Zebras[citation needed]

Trivia

  • There is no animus magic on Pantala, due to its extreme prevalence in the second arc.[citation needed]
  • Qibli speculates that the abyss may have a connection with the othermind.
  • Pantala appears to be much more technologically advanced than Pyrrhia, using books as their main form of reading, greenhouses, large-scale architectural projects, track schools similar to colleges, plumbing, playgrounds, currency, and even ID bracelets that can inject dragons with toxins from a distance. In The Hive Queen, it is mentioned that the dragons on Pantala make use of hydroponics, which is a type of hydroculture involving growing of plants in a solution made of water with minerals dissolved in it. Sometimes, gravel or mica rocks are used to support the plants.

Gallery

References

  1. The Hive Queen, page 87
  2. The Dangerous Gift, prologue
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Lost Continent, page 3
  4. The Poison Jungle, page 211
  5. The Lost Continent, page 161
  6. The Hive Queen, page 283
  7. The Dangerous Gift, page 121
  8. The Dangerous Gift, page 119
  9. The Poison Jungle, page 18
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Poison Jungle, page 35
  11. The Poison Jungle, page 88
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Poison Jungle, page 192
  13. The Poison Jungle, page 252
  14. 14.0 14.1 The Poison Jungle, page 246
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 The Poison Jungle, page 61
  16. The Poison Jungle, prologue
  17. 17.0 17.1 The Poison Jungle, page 60
  18. The Lost Continent, page 130
  19. The Poison Jungle, page 117
  20. The Lost Continent, page 153
  21. 21.0 21.1 The Poison Jungle, page 12
  22. The Poison Jungle, page 17
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 The Poison Jungle, page 67
  24. The Poison Jungle, page 102
  25. The Poison Jungle, page 86
  26. The Lost Continent, page 21
  27. 27.0 27.1 The Poison Jungle, page 75
  28. The Poison Jungle, page 217
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 The Lost Continent, page 6
  30. The Poison Jungle, page 51
  31. 31.0 31.1 The Lost Continent, page 95
  32. The Poison Jungle, page 45
  33. The Poison Jungle, page 55
  34. The Poison Jungle, page 70
  35. 35.0 35.1 The Poison Jungle, page 10
  36. The Poison Jungle, page 184
  37. The Hive Queen, page 243
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 The Poison Jungle, page 9
  39. The Poison Jungle, page 77
  40. The Lost Continent, page 134
  41. The Lost Continent, page 139
  42. The Poison Jungle, page 64
  43. The Poison Jungle, page 159
  44. 44.0 44.1 The Poison Jungle, page 161
  45. The Lost Continent, page 138
  46. The Lost Continent, page 160
  47. The Hive Queen, page 21
  48. The Poison Jungle, page 27
  49. The Lost Continent, page 178
  50. The Poison Jungle, page 99
  51. The Poison Jungle, page 11
  52. The Poison Jungle, page 189
  53. The Lost Continent, page 97
  54. The Poison Jungle, page 48
  55. The Poison Jungle, page 29
  56. The Poison Jungle, page 36
  57. The Poison Jungle, page 7
  58. The Poison Jungle, page 197
  59. The Poison Jungle, page 71
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