Pale of Angularis
The Pale of Angularis, also known as The Pale, is the name of a cultural and geographical area in the Deep South which is situated in the Circuit of the Royal Precinct of the Elwynnese Union called the Emirate of Alalehzamin and Utasia which is known as the Vale of Angularis. In the Froyalanish and Wintergleamish languages the area is known as Gjerde. The area is considered to be a part of Froyalan.
Unlike other parts of the Vale outside its large cities - where the local population is predominantly Ashkenatzi, Tellian and Elw - the population of the Pale of Angularis has always been predominantly (proto-)Froyalanish, (proto-)Wintergleamish, and Babkhi.
The area came into being during the Ducal Reign of Sirithil nos Fëanor when Metyl Themar was established as an outpost for the Elwynnese trading activities of the Sameinaða Erlendur Kaupsýsla Einokun Félagið (SEKEF), which used it as a base for trade with the Trans-Elwynnese i.e. non-Shirerithian Elw. The SEKEF quickly brought a sizable area around Metyl Themar under its control and fortified it protect the area from attacks and raids from gangs of robbers and war lords.
Origin of Name
The Pale of Angularis derives its name from the pallisade of the fortified ditch and rampart built around the Metyl Themar area by the SEKEF as part of early temporary defenses. The pallisade was later replaced with a stone wall, but the area continued to be referred to as "The Pale".