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Parkasia is a location in the Shannara series of epic fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. It is located across the Blue Divide from the Four Lands.

Role in the Series Edit

During The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Parkasia is under the control of Antrax, a sentinent computer type being created by the men of the Old World. The climate of Parkasia was controlled by Antrax, who kept the climate as that of summer. In actuality, Parkasia would be of a more frigid climate.

Parkasia is surrounded by cliffs where shrikes nest. The safest route is by a peninsula which is guarded by the Squirm. The Craken Rainforest farther inland is surrounded by the Aleuthra Ark Mountains.

Near the coast there are the ruins of a city from the Old World. The city is called Castledown. In the ruins there is a tower underneath which is a safehold housing Antrax. Antrax guards his domain using robotic Creepers, lasers, and Wronks; a creature made of machine and human.

Parkasia's native habitants are the Rindge. The Rindge often offer sacrifices up to Antrax believing him a God. The Ringe have a brown-red skin and pale red hair, and speak a dialect similar to ancient dwarven.

There is speculation that the Parkasia area may be a portion of China,or possibly even Korea, with Castledown hiding the remains of what was once Hong Kong.

Another possible speculation about Castledown may be that during the reforming of the world, the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate pulled away from each other, that the Oronyx Experimental Robotics Systems facility may have been pulled away from the main land further north. The facility is described by Logan Tom (Shannara) when he walked towards the facility as'low, squat, windowless structures with metal roofs and siding.'(The Elves of Cintra) The tower may have been built by wronks or creepers. The creepers are also described as coming out of tunnels blocked by panels, as well as above ground storage.


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