Delanss (sometimes spelled Delans) was the capital city of the second most populous of the Falari Isles north of Quon Tali. It was a closed, tightly knit society whose "capitulation to its Malazan invaders seemed to have amounted to no more than changing the colour of the flags atop the harbour fortress" although Talian was the land's unofficial second tongue.
Delanss was the home of several prestigious fighting academies, including Grieg's Academy, the School of the Curved Blade, and the Black Falcon School.
Its wealthy elite dressed in a fashion that conspicuously displayed their status. An aristocratic male might wear rounded cloth hats decked with semi-precious stones, thick fur-trimmed robes, long silver chains around the neck, and multiple gemmed rings.
- "I hate this place. These people would bend over for donkeys if they had gold."