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Katla is an isola in the world of Disco Elysium.

Geography[]

Katla is the coldest isola[1] covered in tundras and taigas.[2] Beyond a certain latitude in Katla known as *winter's orbit* there are 25 hours in a day.[3] There are northern lights there.[4] The Boreal Plateau is one of the northern-most points of Katla.[5]

Countries on Katla include Vaasa[6] and Arda.[7]

Vaasa[]

Vaasa is a social-democratic powerhouse located on the tundra and taiga covered Isola of Katla. When Vaasan communist revolutionary Ignus Nilsen was in hiding, he stayed in a hut on the boreal plateau for ten months.

The Suru are an indigenous ethnic minority in the social democratic powerhouse Vaasa, on the tundra and taiga covered isola of Katla. Vaasa is also known for its impossibly blonde and beautiful inhabitants.[8]

Vaasa City is its capital.[9]

Uuhu[]

Suru[]

Arda[]

Arda is a sub-continent on the Katla isola.[10] Lake trout are found in Arda and are popular in national recipes.[11] Moose are found in Arda.[12] A cryptid called the dread moose is purported to live in Arda. It looks just like a normal moose but is carnivorous.[13] The Man from Hjelmdall series takes place in a fictionalized Arda NFD.[10]

Kvalsund is an Ardan word meaning "whale fjord".[14]

References[]

  1. JOYCE MESSIER – "An oceanic isola. It comprises mostly of water. Mundi is the largest, Katla the coldest, Insulinde the bluest. What can I say..." She stops. "Each is perishing and dear."

  2. ENCYCOPEDIA - Sounds *boreal*, like something from the tundra- and taiga- covered Katla isola. Far, far away from here -- as far as possible, really.
  3. ENCYCLOPEDIA - There is a place far away in Katla, beyond a certain latitude known as *winter's orbit*, where there are 25 hours in a day. It is a tremendously cold place, abandoned to drunks and failed rock stars. Full of eternite, depression and half finished ski flying hills. The Suru live there.
  4. BIRD'S NEST ROY - "Besides, I've been to Katla, though not quite as far north as the Hjelmdall, and watched the northern lights travel across the sky. Very unique energetic tides there."
  5. LENA, THE CRYPTOZOOLOGIST'S WIFE - She smiles. "Well, the smallest cryptid is the *Cryobacter katlenis*, a unicellular bacterium. It was discovered in one of the northern-most points of Katla on the Boreal Plateu -- by renowned geologist Catelyn Mijanou some 70 years ago."
  6. ENCYCLOPEDIA - It's Suruese. The Suru are an indigenous ethnic minority in the social democratic powerhouse Vaasa, on the tundra and taiga covered isola of Katla. Far, far away from here -- as far as possible, really.
  7. BIRD'S NEST ROY - "The Man from Hjelmdall is the hero of a series of popular books based on a fictional version of Katla, mostly what is nowadays Arda NFD."
  8. ENCYCLOPEDIA [Medium: Success] – Vaasa is where beautiful and impossibly blonde people come from.

  9. ALICE – "They couldn't find anything on the full code you gave me. However, the first ten characters tracked to a custom-made baby stroller made in Vaasa City ten years ago."

  10. 10.0 10.1 BIRD'S NEST ROY - "The Man from Hjelmdall is the hero of a series of popular books based on a fictional version of Katla, mostly what is nowadays Arda NFD."
  11. The book collects the national recipes of Arda. They are all about lake trout.
  12. YOU - "Okay. What does the dread moose look like?"
    MORELL, THE CRYPTOZOOLOGIST - "Just like an ordinary Ardan moose."
  13. MORELL, THE CRYPTOZOOLOGIST - "No. I will not *get* out of anywhere." He lashes immediately. "The dread moose is a widely reported cryptid from Arda. It subsists entirely on flesh, and has even been known to dig up fresh graves in search of sustenance."
  14. KVALSUND means *Whale Fjord* in Ardan.
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