Dara is the name of an archipelago of islands which forms the main setting of the events of the Dandelion Dynasty series.
Map of Dara, oriented West up.
The archipelago of Dara consists of one large island (Big Island) surrounded by various smaller islands. The entirety of the island chain is thought to be surrounded by the Wall of Storms
, which effectively isolates Dara from the rest of the world. It is described as having a relatively warm and lush climate conducive to growing various crops, especially towards the southern end of islands. The Big Island
contains several large mountain chains originating from the center of the island which historically served as natural barriers between the various rival states.