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{{Quote|A saw-toothed range of mountains, arranged in tiers like the teeth of a great shark, surrounding a valley cast in the shape of a dagger. A long-extinct volcano forms the pommel of the knife and from its flanks grows a fortress, the oldest on the world, and the most accursed.|Elora Danan, in ''[[Shadow Star]]''}}
[[File:Nockmaar.png|thumb|320px|Knockmaar Castle]]
[[File:Map-of-Nockmaar-Willow-1-.jpg|thumb|250px|A map showing Nockmaar and the surrounding kingdoms]]
Nockmaar is a kingdom in the [[Daikini]] world ruled by the evil [[Queen Bavmorda]].
'''Nockmaar''' was a land situated on the [[western continent]] of the [[Mother World]]. It contained the [[Nockmaar Mountains]], some of which were active volcanoes, and the rumored [[Magic Spring|source]] of the [[River Freen]].<ref name="Willow SB">''[[The Willow Sourcebook]]''</ref> At the dawn of time, when the [[Malevoiy]] ruled over the world, Nockmaar housed their greatest stonghold. It was said to be the only place in the [[Twelve Great Realms]] that existed as much on the [[Circle of the Spirit]] as on the [[Circle of the World]], allowing the Malevoiy to cross the [[Veil]] back and forth as easily as they pleased.<ref name="SS">''[[Shadow Star]]''</ref>
Eventually, the Malevoiy were somehow banished to their [[Malevoiy Realm|own realm]] forever.<ref name="SS" /> Following the Malevoiy's departure, Nockmaar became home to groups of [[Daikini]] [[Nockmaar nomads|nomads]] who led simple lives and answered to no king.<ref name="Willow SB" /> In spite of its strong, inherent association with evil,<ref name="SS" /> at the time of the nomads, Nockmaar was hospitable, if cold and windy. Although brief, its summers were warm enough to permit the growth yellow buttercups and bluebonnets, which covered the plains for miles. The local fauna included [[polar bear]]s, [[seal]]s, and [[ormul]]s.<ref name="Willow SB" />
However, after Bavmorda managed to became queen of the powerful kingdom of [[Tir Asleen]], the independance of Nockmaar was compromised. The so-called [[Demon Queen]] chose Nockmaar to become her new seat of power, from which she would conquer the whole world, and she enslaved the nomads to build her a [[Nockmaar Castle|fortress]]. Eventually, Bavmorda's unrestrained exploitation of the land's natural resources turned Nockmaar into a bleak and hostile place.<ref name="Willow SB" /> Ironically, Nockmaar became the site of a climatic [[Battle of Nockmaar|battle]] during which Bavmorda met her doom.<ref name="Willow">''[[Willow (film)|Willow]]''</ref>
*''[[Willow (film)|Willow]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Willow: A Novel]]''
*''[[Shadow Star]]''
*''[[The Willow Sourcebook]]''
==Notes and references==
[[Category:Daikini kingdoms]]
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