The Dark Lands are the northern portion of the Southern Continent, ranging from the coast to the Barrier Mountains to the south. Most of the 'civilized' Dark Landers live along the coast, and they have a tradition of making a woman cover herself almost completely, when in public. The Jungle Tribes live within the jungles further from the coast. The Jungle Tribes are known for some of their warriors, and rarely women, being able to bond strongly with a spirit beast, and becoming able to transform into this Beast Within. Tokol was the leader of one such tribe, having wrested it back from the control of his brother Kolon, in Heirs of the Phoenix.