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Olau
Establishment
Year ennobled
Enthroned
Noble book Book of Gold or Silver
Rank Nobility
Baronial family
Subsidiary titles
Lineage
Head of house Myles of Olau
Heir apparent Alanna the Lioness
Notable members
Inheritance
Status Extant (in female line, Alanna will inherit)
History
Founder
Allies
Enemies
Notable events Coronation Day Battle
Deposed
Reinstated
Bequeathed
Background
Nationality Tortallan
Residence
Landholdings Barony Olau
Location
Crest
Colors
Affiliation
Cadet branches
Related families Pirate's Swoop
Trebond
Loyalty
Bibliographical Information
Tortallan Universe family
First Mentioned '
Only Mentioned '
First Appeared Alanna: The First Adventure
Last Appeared '
Latest Appearance Bloodhound
Only Appearance '
Last Mentioned '

Olau (pronounced oh-LAU, like the "low" in "allow") is a barony in the northern Coastal Hills of Tortall. It is situated near the Great Road North, south of Trebond and north of Port Caynn, not far away from the port.

History

Until the early 3rd century HE, silver was mined in Olau and the surrounding Coastal Hills. The mines were abandoned around the 210s HE, but in 247 a new silver vein was found in an abandoned mine. Hansevor Remy, who was born and raised in a small town in Olau, supplied Pearl Skinner with the silver. She used this silver to produce enormous amounts of counterfeit coins, greatly damaging Tortall's economy.[1]

Members

Myles of Olau was baron of Olau by 430 HE. Having no children, he adopted Alanna of Trebond as his heir in 438 HE.[2] Around 439 HE, he married Eleni Cooper.

Alanna's oldest son, Thom of Pirate's Swoop, will inherit Olau as well as Pirate's Swoop.[3]

Notes and references

  1. Bloodhound, September 17, 247 II (p. 351/352; Random House hardcover)
  2. Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 275; Random House)
  3. Random Buzz; "Roger, Contes, and Inheritance."; April 17, 2009

See also

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