The Wandering Isle is a nation located to the north of Novyi Zem and west across the True Sea from Ravka. Its people are called the Kaelish, and are typically redheaded and pale-skinned.


  • Leflin
  • Maroch Glen
  • Istamere - home to alleged fairy caves
  • Fenford



Main article: Kaelish Language


  • The Wandering Isle is based on Ireland.
  • This was where Nina was captured by the Druskelle after her argument with Zoya.
  • The Kaelish people believe Grisha blood to be a cure-all, so they kill Grisha in order to drink their blood.[1]
  • The nation is often left fairly blank on maps, with only Leflin appearing on some. However, many locations are mentioned in Six of Crows.
  • Is stated in King of Scars and Rule of Wolves that the Wandering Isle is ruled by a marshal, a military chief commander, indicating that the Wandering Isle is possibly under a stratocratic ruling or a military junta/dictatorship


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