Legend has it that after the Giant Wars of ancient times, a seafaring people landed in the regions that would eventually become the kingdom of Pondlily. These people lived on the back of a great turtle, whose claws carved out the many rivers that now flow throughout the kingdom. When this great turtle eventually passed away, its body fertilized the surrounding areas and caused them to grow wild, creating the Lushlands. The old shell of this great turtle has remained in place for many centuries, and the people of Pondlily built their castle in it. As a city began to grow around the castle, it came to be called Lotus. It’s believed that Lotus was also the name of the great turtle.