Bengalla, a fictional country in Africa created by Lee Falk. It is the place where the first Phantom took the oath on the Skull of his father to fight against crime and injustice.
The President of Bengalla is Lamanda Luaga, who happens to be the friend of the modern Phantom. Between the 1930s and 1960s, he was portrayed as belonging to Asia, close to India, his name recalls that of Bangladesh.
- Bengali has a Skull shaped cave, the home of Phantom in the deep woods surrounded by:
- Isle of Eden
- Walker Table of Mesa
- The Phantom Head
- The Golden Beach of Keela Wee
- The Whispering Grove
- The Misty Mountains
- The Tree House
- Mewitaan City
Isle of Eden
This is an island where the Phantom keeps carnivorous and herbivorous animals together. The carnivores have been trained to feed on fish, whereas the herbivores feed on the flora. Rare individual animals like Hzz, Stegy, Fuzzy, Strips and Baldy also inhabit this place. The isle is surrounded by a water-body infested with piranha fish. So a few tribesmen are given the responsibility to feed the carnivores everyday. There are rare and exotic plants on this island. The phantom has brought Diana here many times. There is a network of cables which helps the phantom in aerial transport from tree to tree.
This is a mesa in an American desert. It was first discovered and named after Captain Christopher 'Kit' Walker. Captain Walker and his friend Caribo, reached this place in year of 1492. Caribo named it "Walker's Table" in honor of Captain Walker. A few decades later, the 2nd Phantom was gifted this mesa from a king.
This mesa is hollow. An automated lift goes to the top, where there is an average sized house. This mesa is said to be haunted by spirits.
This was built by the Rope People whom the Phantom had once assisted. This is a massive house built upon a great tree. To get there, one has to use a weight-displacement system, consisting of a huge boulder and cables. Phantom spent some time here with his love, Diana and also with Rex.
The Golden Sands of Keela Wee
The beach is made up of sand naturally mixed with gold particles upto 50% concentration. The golden sands of Keela-Wee had belonged to Emperor Joonkar's house for centuries. Emperor Joonkar had built the House of Jade for his bride to be, Sheebah of Tigra. Later, Joonkar presented the beach to the 17th century Phantom as a wedding present, as reward for his help. The golden sands of Keela Wee has since passed down the Phantom generations. From that time on, every Phantom brought his bride to Keela-Wee after the wedding ceremony and had his honeymoon there. Tradition follows that newly wed couples swim in the sea and then roll in the golden sand. Then, the gleaming golden couples enter into the ancient House of Jade. And then, the rites finish and they are wed.
Skull Cave is the Phantom's main residence. It is carves out of a rock looking like a skull. There are many chambers inside the cave. One holds the skull throne, upon which the Phantom sits. There is a library, where every phantom keeps his logs. There is a burial chamber consisting of the coffins of previous Phantoms and their wives. There are two treasure chambers, one heaped to overflowing with gold and other precious stones, the other consisting of rare and old items collected by previous Phantoms as gifts, ransoms etc.
Read more about skull cave here: Skull Cave.
The Phantom Head
This is a famous peak that looks just like a Phantom's head. Hence the name. In the time of the 7th Phantom, Emperor Joonkar decided to gift the mysterious man who had fought crime and injustice in his country. He decided that nothing less than a mountain would be appropriate. So he commissioned an Italian sculptor of the school of Michelangelo to design the Phantom's head on a stone peak, and hired tribes of natives to do the carving. The result was the huge Phantom's Head that stands today as a tribute by the emperor to the man who never dies.
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