Arafel is one of four Borderland countries, lying between Kandor on the west and Shienar on the east. Arafel's flag is made up of three white roses on a field of red, quartered with three red roses on a field of white.
Arafel stretches from Kandor to the River Mora, which marks its border with Shienar.
The nation of Arafel was formed early in the War of the Hundred Years. The governors of Hawkwing's five northern provinces met and agreed to form stable nations to preserve the peace and defend against the Blight. Mahira Svetanya was the first Queen of Arafel.
Fashion and CultureEdit
The Arafellin people often wear bells in their hair which jingle merrily when shaken.
Siuan Sanche mentions that Arafellins are a fiery people with strange ideas about honor and debts. It is not uncommon for an Arafellin to ask for punishment as a means of restoring their honor.
Arafel is the Hebrew word for fog and may refer to the Apocalypse. It was used by Frank Herbert in the Dune series to refer to an apocalypse. Arbela is the name of a city in the Galilee, as well as a city in Iraq near which Alexander the Great won a major victory.
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