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California is a state in the Western United States of America.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood go to Los Angeles, the entrance to the Underworld to convince Hades to return Zeus' Master Bolt and Sally Jackson. After escaping the three end up on Santa Monica Beach.

The Titan's Curse

Percy, along with Thalia Grace and Zoë Nightshade travel to San Francisco to save Annabeth and Artemis from the Titan strong hold at Mount Othrys.

The Battle of the Labyrinth

When trying to find Daedalus, Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and Tyson end up in Alcatraz, just outside of San Francisco.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Lost Hero

Jason Grace, Piper McLean, Leo Valdez and Gleeson Hedge arrive in San Francisco and climb Mount Diablo to rescue Tristan McLean from the Gigante Enceladus.

The Son of Neptune

Camp Jupiter, located near San Francisco, is present at the start and conclusion of the book.

The Mark of Athena

Camp Jupiter is the setting of the first few chapters of the book.

The Trials of Apollo

The Burning Maze

Apollo, Meg McCaffrey and Grover travel around Southern California for the book. They visit Palm Springs, Malibu, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Barbara. At the end of the book, Apollo and Meg travel on a plane to the Bay Area.

The Tyrant's Tomb

The San Francisco Bay Area serves as the main setting of the book, with most of the scenes taking place in Camp Jupiter or in the surrounding cities of San Francisco or Berkeley.

The Tower of Nero

After Apollo regains his godhood, he goes to the Bay Area to check in on Camp Jupiter and see Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase at New Rome University. He also visits Meg in Palm Springs.

Storm Runner Trilogy

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The following article/section is from the Storm Runner/Shadow Bruja continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

The Storm Runner

After freeing Ah-Puch, Zane Obispo is teleported to Los Angeles where he is tricked into serving the former ruler of Xib'alb'a. A few days later he ends up in San Diego and Venice Beach with his uncle Hondo and Brooks.

The Shadow Crosser

When the Shaman Institute of Higher-Order Magic comes under attack, Zane, Ren Santiago, Alana, and Louie escape via a gateway and head to the crystal caves, however they take a detour to the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland in Anaheim.

Paola Santiago series

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The following article/section is from the Paola Santiago continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares

Paola Santiago, Dante Mata, and Naomi pass through the state on their way to Oregon.

The Gifted Clans series

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The following article/section is from the Gifted Clans continuity under Rick Riordan Presents and not the Riordanverse canon.

The Last Fallen Star

Riley Oh lives in Los Angeles with her family.

My Night at the Gifted Carnival

Riley, Hattie, and the rest of their Saturday school class attend the Gifted Carnival when it comes to Los Angeles.



  • Southern California is colloquially known as "SoCal".
  • California currently has the most seats in the House of Representatives, with fifty-three seats.
  • California is a part of the Mexican Cession, land obtained by the United States following the Mexican-American War, along with Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Along with Western Colorado and Southwestern Wyoming.
Locations (CHB)
Magical Locations: Aeolia | Antaeus' Arena | Camp Fish-Blood | Camp Half-Blood | Camp Jupiter | Cave of Trophonius | C.C.'s Spa and Resort | Daedalus' Workshop | Labyrinth | Lotus Hotel and Casino | Mount Othrys | Ogygia | Olympus | Pan's Cave | Tarquin's Tomb | Sea of Monsters | Tartarus | Underworld | Waystation
Cities and Towns: Atlanta | Athens | Anchorage | Bar Harbor | Berkeley | Bologna | Buford | Charleston | Chesapeake Beach | Chicago | Colorado Springs | Denver | Detroit | Évora | Gila Claw | Houston | Indianapolis | Jamestown | Keeseville | Los Angeles | Las Vegas | Leeds Point | Malibu | Miami | Montauk | Nashville | New Orleans | Newark | New York City | Oakland | Omaha | Palm Springs | Paris | Pasadena | Philadelphia | Quebec City | Richmond | Rome | San Francisco | San Juan | Santa Barbara | Santa Monica | Seward | Sparta | Split | Seattle | St. Augustine | St. Louis | Tahlequah | Vancouver | Venice | Virginia Beach | Washington, D.C. | Westport
Administrative Divisions: Alaska | Alentejo | Arizona | British Columbia | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Dalmatia | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Kansas | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Michigan | Missouri | Nebraska | Nevada | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Puerto Rico | Quebec | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | United States Virgin Islands | Utah | Virginia | Washington
Countries: Canada | Croatia | France | Greece | Italy | Portugal | United States of America
Continents: Africa | Europe | North America
Other Locations: Atlantic Ocean | Apennine Mountains | Aunty Em's Gnome Emporium | Brooklyn | Caldecott Tunnel | Calvert Peninsula | Caribbean Sea | Carlsbad Caverns | Central Park | Charleston Harbor | Crusty's Water Bed Palace | Empire State Building | Gateway Arch | Grand Canyon | Hell's Kitchen | Hoover Dam | Junkyard of the Gods | Long Island | Mediterranean Sea | Mississippi River | Mount Diablo | Mount Etna | Mount Saint Helens | Mount Tamalpais | Mount Vesuvius | Nero's Tower | Oakland Airport | Oracle of Delphi | Panama Canal | Pacific Ocean | Pikes Peak | Plaza Hotel | Polyphemus' Island | Queens | Rocky Mountains | Rainbow Organic Foods & Lifestyles | Roman Empire | San Francisco Bay | St. Thomas | Triple G Ranch | United Nations Headquarters | Waterland
Locations (RRP)
Cities and Towns: Albuquerque | Atlanta | Beverly Hills | Cabo San Lucas | Chicago | Jackson | Los Angeles | Loves Park | Merdel | Miami | Memphis | New Orleans | New York City | Rock Creek | Raisin Valley | San Diego | San Miguel de Allende | Santa Monica | Silver Springs | Vicksburg | Yuma
Administrative Divisions: Alabama | Arizona | Baja California Sur | California | Chiapas | Chihuahua | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Guanajuato | Illinois | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Mississippi | Montana | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | Oregon | Quintana Roo | Tennessee | Wisconsin
Landmarks and other Buildings: Alvarado Transportation Center | Beverly Hills Hotel | Georgia Aquarium | Mississippi Civil Rights Museum | Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture | United Nations Headquarters
Countries: France | Mexico | United States of America (Confederate States of America)
Continents: Europe | North America
Pandava Quintet: Amaravati | Court of the Sky | Department of Many Voices | Kingdom of Death | Lanka | Little India | Naga Realm | Night Bazaar | Ocean of Milk | Otherworld
Storm Runner Trilogy/Shadow Bruja Duology: Aztlán | Baja California Peninsula | The Beast | Caribbean Sea | Cave of the Crystals | Ceiba World Tree | The Empty | Hell's Kitchen | Holy Ghost | Isla Holbox | Jazz's Surf Shop | Mexica Empire | Old World | Pacific Ocean | Palenque National Park | Sea of Cortez | Shaman Institute of Higher-Order Magic | Tomb of the Red Queen | Venice Beach | Xib'alb'a
Thousand Worlds series: Black Locust Station | Daeriseok | Fourth Colony | Ghost Sector | Gray Institute | Hongok | Hongok Spaceport | Jinju | Kim Dome | Outer Rim | Pale Lightning | Red Azalea | Thousand Worlds | Yonggi
Sal & Gabi Duology: Calamity Island | Coral Castle | Culeco Academy of the Arts | Little Havana | Multiverse | Reál House | Unnamed Miami Hospital | Vidón University
Tristan Strong Trilogy: Alke | Anansi's Palace | Artillery Park | Burning Sea | Drowned Forest | Golden Crescent | Granny Z's Skatepark | Grasslands | Isihlangu | Lady Night's Juke Joint | Lake Michigan | Louisiana State Penitentiary | Louis Armstrong Park | New Orleans Pharmacy Museum | MidPass | Mississippi River | Nyame's Palace | Ridge | Strong Apartment | Strong family farm | Thicket
Race to the Sun: Begay House | Chuska Mountains | Canyon de Chelly | Dibé Nitsaa | Glittering World | House of the Sun | Intertribal Community Charter School | Navajo Nation | Sisnaajiní | Shiprock | Spider Rock
Paola Santiago series: Camp of the Niños de la Luz | Gila River | Juan & Sons Auto Repair | Pizza Pete's | The Rift | Riverside Palace Apartments | Silver Springs Hospital | Silver Springs Police Department
City of the Plague God: Brooklyn | Central Park | Georiou's | Gilgamesh's Glass Ziggurat | Hudson Square | Kurnugi | Manhattan | Manhattan General Hospital | Mo's | Nineveh | Rock of Nisir | Queens | Sea of Tiamat | Washington Square Park
The Gifted Clans series: Byun Mansion | The Campus | Griffin Observatory | Noh Dojang | Oh House | Pacific Ocean Seoulful Tacos | Temple of the Gifted Community Los Angeles | Traditional Korean Medicine Clinic
Pahua Moua series: Bamboo Nursery | Crossroads | Merdel Elementary | Merdel Hospital | Moua Apartment | Six Realms (The Echo | Spirit Realm) | Thread and Needle | Tree of Souls