Silverlode Island (sometimes referred to as simply 'Silver', or as East Charis) was an island (more than half the size of Earth's Australia) that was a part of the Charisian Empire, much like its counterpart, Margaret's Land, and was located to the east of Charis Island. Southeast of Emerald and directly across the smaller Middle Sea and Windhover Sea from Charis, Silverlode was almost as big as Charis itself. (OAR LAMA)
Combined with Charis, Margaret's Land, and Emerald, Silverlode comprised the thoroughly inaccurately labeled "Charisian Archipelago". Silverlode itself was even more sparsely settled than Charis, mostly because of its terrain, which was considered rugged even by Safeholdian standards. What population there was tended to be clustered along the long western coastline, sheltered from the dreadful storms which all too often blow in off of the Carter Ocean, to the southeast. Silverlode's towns, cities and petty nobles, although nominally independent of the Charisian crown, owed personal fealty to the Charisian monarch in their capacity of Duke of Silverlode, and for all practical purposes they were an integral part of the Empire. (OAR)
The name was traditionally supposed to refer to the colour of the sand of its beaches. In fact Nahrmahn discovered that the colonization team of Pei Shan-wei had found a big lode of rare metals (silver and gold) among its mountains. (LAMA)
Size of lode Edit
According to the notes (TFT) of Pei Shan-wei the size of the lode would yield more than 10 million tons of silver ore and 6.5 million tons of gold ore.