The Hinterlands comprise a large area of desert located outside The City.


The Hinterlands are described as being a vast and empty place, very far from the outskirts of the city and without any settlements for hundreds of miles. It also seems to be blackened and desolate. Wild animals roam the area, such as abandoned lions.

The blue sunsets in the Hinterlands are famously beautiful, described as a dark blue light spreading eerily as the sun sinks behind the Mortmain Mountains; the light itself is so vast that at times the land appears to be underwater.

It is unknown if the Mortmain Mountains are included within the area of the Hinterlands or if they simply border the area; however, the Stricken Stream runs through them both,[1] possibly connecting the areas.[2]

A road traveling the area is called Rarely Ridden Road.[1]



The Baudelaire Family had planned to visit before the death of their parents, as they intended to see the famous Hinterlands sunsets.[1]

After the White-Faced Women left Count Olaf's troupe, some rumors spread that they lived together in the hinterlands, attempting to grow rhubarb in the dry and barren ground.[2]







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