Paln is an island west of Havnor, and north of Pendor. The people on Paln have some lore and beliefs that differ from the rest of Earthsea. They have a somewhat tainted reputation in the rest of Earthsea. Palnish lore speaks of matters long forgotten elsewhere, such as the origins of Dragons and humans. Pelnish lore and magic is elsewhere often considered black magic, and the Wizards of Roke will have nothing to do with it.