Lower Northland

See Also:
Residents & Landmarks

Known As:
The Druid’s Keep


Appeared In:
First King of Shannara
The Sword of Shannara
The Elfstones of Shannara
The Wishsong of Shannara
Dark Wraith of Shannara
The Druid of Shannara
The Elf Queen of Shannara
The Talismans of Shannara
Ilse Witch
Jarka Ruus
Wards of Faerie
Bloodfire Quest
Witch Wraith
The High Druid’s Blade
The Darkling Child
The Sorcerer’s Daughter
The Black Elfstone
The Skaar Invasion
The Stiehl Assassin

Mentioned In:
The Scions of Shannara

Short Stories

Mentioned In:
Allanon’s Quest
The Black Irix

The Shannara Chronicles

Mentioned In:
Chosen Part 1

Appeared In:
Chosen Part 2

Appeared In a Flashback:

Paranor was the stronghold of the Druids.


A massive solid stone citadel on a foundation of rock where it could be seen from across the whole valley: from the Kennon Pass to the Jannison Pass, from one ridge line of the Dragon’s Teeth to the other. The walls were hundreds of feet high, towers and battlements sitting on top of them. A range of pennants were flown, including some that honoured individual past serving High Druids and some marking the houses of the rulers of the Four Lands.

Surrounded by a forest and lay to the south of Streleheim Plains.


The Elf Queen of Shannara

Brought back to the Four Lands by Walker Boh using the magic of the Black Elfstone.

Wards of Faerie

A courtyard had been converted during Grianne Ohmsford‘s time to a landing platform where airships could be anchored just off the ground or docked for servicing.1Wards of Faerie – p 42