|Noble book||Book of Gold or Silver|
|Head of house||Myles of Olau|
|Heir apparent||Alanna the Lioness|
|Status||Extant (in female line, Alanna will inherit)|
|Notable events||Coronation Day Battle|
|Related families|| Pirate's Swoop|
|Tortallan Universe family|
|First Appeared||Alanna: The First Adventure|
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.
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.
Notes and references
- ↑ Bloodhound, September 17, 247 II (p. 351/352; Random House hardcover)
- ↑ Tortall: A Spy's Guide, Official Chronology (pg. 275; Random House)
- ↑ Random Buzz; "Roger, Contes, and Inheritance."; April 17, 2009