Known also as the Valley of Flowers, Dol Blathanna is neighbour to Aedirn and Lyria. It belonged to the elves for ages, until humans came and laid claim to the land, and the elves fled to the mountains. The region was led by Filavandrel aén Fidháil, but the elves struggled to survive as they had no knowledge of agriculture; among them was Toruviel.
After Nilfgaard invaded the Northern Kingdoms, Emperor Emhyr var Emreis gave Dol Blathanna to the elves who had helped him and his empire. He also made Enid an Gleanna the queen of the elves' new state, though she still consulted with Filavandrel. After the Peace of Cintra, Enid an Gleanna was forced to swear fealty to Demawend and Aedirn, reorganizing it into an autonomous duchy.
Dol Blathanna is where the short story "The Edge of the World" (Kraniec świata) mostly takes place, chronologically before the war.
The coat of arms for Dol Blathanna is never actually described in the books. This particular coat of arms was designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert Mboro.
In The Witcher computer gameEdit
- In The Witcher computer game, in Chapter III, Dandelion reminds Geralt about how he got his current lute, referring to the short story "The Edge of the World".
- In Chapter IV, Toruviel makes a similar reference.
- The glossary entry for elves also refers to Dol Blathanna, going as far as mentioning Dana Méadbh.
A book available for purchase entitled "The Valley of the Flowers" provides this glossary entry in Geralt's journal.
Strangely enough, the game constantly refers to Dol Blathanna as an independent kingdom rather than an autonomous duchy in Aedirn.
- In the elven tongue Dol Blathanna means the Valley of the Flowers. Anyone who sees this land with their own eyes would admit to the aptness of this poetic name. Once the southeasternmost province of the Kingdom of Aedirn, it became the sole and sovereign realm of the Free Elves following the last war against Nilfgaard, when Emperor Emhyr var Emreis gave the elves these lands in return for their wartime service. Dol Blathanna is ruled by the elven sorceress Francesca Findabair, known also as Enid an Gleanna, the Daisy of the Valley. It remains a thorn in the side of neighboring realms, even though its queen has been forced to distance herself officially from the guerrilla war waged by the Scoia'tael.