Assassin's Quest Setting & Symbolism

Robin Hobb
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Forged Ones

Forged Ones are people who are captured by the Red Ships, then by some sort of Black Magic, made to be violent killers who rape and pillage the Six Duchies. They are extremely strong and hard to kill.

Buckkeep

This is the fortress of the Duchy of Keep, and the home of Fitz, Chivalry, Queen Kettricken, Verity and Regal. It is known throughout the Duchies that if Buckkeep falls to the Red Ships, the remaining Six Duchies are in mortal peril.

The Six Duchies

These are the lands that encompass the peninsula and where this story takes place. The Duchies are Buck, Rippon, Bearns, Tilth, Shoaks and Farrow. They are bounded by the Mountain Kingdom and the Chalced States. There are islands off the coast occupied by the murderers who man the Red Ships and continually pose a threat to the Duchies.

Mountain Kingdom

A land...

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