Hiland takes up the east half of the island it is on, the west half being the kingdom of Loland. The two are separated by a high stone wall which runs through the center of the island from ocean to ocean. There are green valleys, vine-covered hills, stately forests, and fields of grain. There are scattered farmhouses, but no cities or villages except for the capital of Hie in the center of the island.
The king of Hiland and Loland died long ago, but a prophecy told that the next king would be wise and just, but not made of flesh and blood. The royal palace of Hilo stood empty for many years until the arrival of John Dough, who was immediately recognized by both Hilanders and Lolanders as the one to fulfil the prophecy. He became their king and appointed Para Bruin as his Chief Counselor and Chick the Cherub as Head Booleywag. (John Dough and the Cherub)