Preserves are refuges where magical creatures dwell. They are run by mortal caretakers who keep everything in order as best they can. There are currently 38 active preserves and 34 fallen ones.
Magical boundaries are in place to prevent some creatures from going to places outside their territory. This is both for the safety of other creatures and the caretaker. The gates of these Preserves are usually hidden from most mortals by distracter spells.
At the start of the series, there are 42 active preserves (including the five secret preserves), and 30 fallen ones.
Rise of the Evening Star
Grip of the Shadow Plague
Keys to the Demon Prison
Shortly after the Knights' arrival to retrieve the Translocator in Australia, Obsidian Waste fell. After the Battle of Zzyzx, Fablehaven was later restored by Agad and the Dragons of Wyrmroost, who possibly also restored other fallen preserves, though that has not yet been confirmed.
|Number||Name||Location||Status||Type||Caretaker (Current)||Caretaker (Previous)|
|#1||Antarctican Preserve (Eastern)||Eastern Antarctica||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#2||Antarctican Preserve (Western)||Western Antarctica||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#3||Fablehaven||Connecticut, USA||Active (Restored)||Secret Preserve||Hank and Gloria Larsen||Stan and Ruth Sorenson|
|#4||Four Pines||Canada||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#5||Greenland Preserve||Greenland||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#6||Himalayan Preserve||The Himalayas||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#7||Indonesia Preserve||Borneo, Indonesia||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#8||Living Mirage||Eastern Turkey||Active||Secret Preserve||Unknown||The Sphinx|
|#9||Lost Mesa||Arizona, USA||Fallen||Secret Preserve||None||Rosa|
|#10||Obsidian Waste||Australia||Fallen||Secret Preserve||None||Laura|
|#11||Pyrenees Mountains Preserve||Pyrenees Mountains, Spain or France||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#12||Rio Branco||Brazil||Fallen||Secret Preserve||None||Unknown|
|#13||South Asian Preserve||Southeast Asia||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#14||Stony Vale||Scotland||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|#15||Timor Preserve||Island of Roti, Timor||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|16 - 41||Unknown||Unknown||Active||Regular Preserve||Unknown||Unknown|
|42 - 72||Unknown||Unknown||Fallen||Regular Preserve||None||Unknown|