Quadling Country is the southern quadrant of the land of Oz. The inhabitants of this land are called Quadlings. In Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years, the Quadling Country is a largely undeveloped and swampy region filled with destitution.
Qhoyre is the capital city of Quadling Country. The other major city is Ovvels. Despite the marshy geography, there is one dry red brick road that connects the two cities.
The Quadlings speak the Qua'ati language and have a dark, ruddy complexion. They are typically thought of as inferior by the other races of Oz. The Quadlings faced oppression by the ruling forces of Oz, starting with the Wizard who built the Yellow Brick Road into Oz to allow for the collection of taxes in Quadling Country.
L. Frank Baum's OzEdit
In L. Frank Baum's Oz, the residents of Quadling Country wear mostly the color red, which is also the color of the area itself. Some parts of Quadling Country are wealthy and grand, and other areas are dangerous and prohibited. In the original book, Glinda rules over the Quadlings as Glinda the Good Witch of the South, contrasting to the Wicked years, in which Glinda rules over the north.