Drylanders are human beings who live on Dryland. The first (and most important) law of Salacia is not to be seen by a Drylander, for fear that they may cause a conflict. There have, however, been some occasions where this law was broken during the series.
Some Drylander marine equipments, such as boats (floating carriages) and hooks, are regarded with fear and dread by the Salacians, while other Dryland objects, such as hats (head tops), are regarded with curiosity.
Major appearances in the series Edit
In The Boy, Leia asks Tubarina, Ester and Polvina for their help getting a beached whale back into the sea. When they see a boy coming towards them, the princesses quickly hide back in the sea and use seaweed to disguise themselves so they can help the whale without fear of being seen. The princesses notice that the boy is still there and they decide to ask him for his help, knowingly breaking the first law of Salacia in the process. Despite the language barrier, the boy helps the princesses throw water on the whale to keep him wet before helping them push the whale back into the sea with the help of three other whales pulling him in.
In The Rescue, a Dryland carriage was wrecked somewhere near Salacia, causing them to send out more carriages to find any others still lost at sea. While attempting to help find the lost Drylanders, Tubarina, Ester and Polvina are led to a cave, where they find a baby Drylander in a small carriage that drifted inside. Polvina notes that they are showing themselves to a Drylander, but Tubarina says, "it's not like he can tell anybody about us". The three girls push the small carriage out of the cave and towards a beach, where his parents manage to find him.
In The Dare, Marcelo and Ester dared each other to show themselves to a Drylander, but they decide to back out of the dare just as a team of swimmers are racing in the sea. They attempt to blend in with the crowd, but as they are "leading" the race, they fall back to blend in. With help from Tubarina and a shark, the swimmers scatter.
In The Pirates, Caramelo encountered a Drylander ship while in search of an adventure. Believing that there were pirates attacking the children on the boat, Caramelo attempted to rescue them, but it turned out to be a party and the "pirates" were just actors.
Salacian to English vocabularyEdit
Dryland: the beach, the shore, human civilization
Drylanders: humans, land-dwelling people
Floating carriage: boat or raft
Head top: hat
Small cave: a closed space, like an oceanarium control room
Wave rider: Surfer