Thorold is a small island state, one of the seven kingdoms of edil-amarandh. It is situated in between the peninsulas of Ileadh and Lanorial. The school of Busk is on Thorold.


The inhabitants of Thorold are lively and argumentative, but very hospitable, and, as Maerad finds out, like their wine. They regard the Annarens as 'cold and snobbish', and are the most independent of the seven kingdoms. Notable inhabitants include first bard Nerili, first circle bard Elenxi, Elenxi's brother and Nerili's grandfather Ankil, and sailor Owan d'Aroki.