Nordhold was an important planet of the Worldweb. [1] Nordholm is a world of long coasts and cold seas, originally devoted to fishing. [2] In Martin Silenus’ multi-world house, the library looked out to the glaciers and green skies of Nordholm. [3]

In the moments leading up to the perceived Ouster attack upon the Hegemony, Nordhold suffered terrorist attacks from Glennon-Height loyalists, who had been quiet for three-quarters of a century.[4] Ater the Fall, the people left the cities back to the coasts and their ancestral fishing boats. [2]


  1. The Fall of Hyperion, 1995, Ch. 14. Severn notices dignitaries from "powerful worlds" such as Nordholm.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Fall of Hyperion, 1995, Ch. 44. Description of the status of worlds after the Fall.
  3. Hyperion, 1995, Ch. 3. The old poet describes his multi-world house.
  4. The Fall of Hyperion, 1995, Ch. 35. Description of the status of the worlds in the moments prior to the “Ouster attack” upon the WorldWeb.

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