is a colony belonging to Soprone
in a region of Shade
that's somewhere between mediplanetary and equatorial in climate.
It is an island a short distance off the north coast of Induba, accessed from Soprone by sea. It's physically much closer to Induba than to Soprone. It is a source of political contention.
Quetchia is the jewel among Soprone's modest number of prosperous and stable colonies. It is in large part responsible for (maintaining) Soprone's status as a major world power, because of its climate. This is where silphium
, one of Soprone's chief cash crops and notorious for its pickiness as to climate, is grown.
Like Soprone's other colonies, Quetchia is managed by a team of officials who are stationed locally but appointed back in Soprone. One such is Paraskive Taxidies
Lots of planatations squeezed into a relatively narrow geographical belt, with small towns for the workers (who are paid employees) and well-maintained roads.
colony workers and management, along with workers from the mainland. By species these are voks
, something between 4:1 or 5:1. The people there may be lone/single adults, who tend to live with others like themselves, or may live with their families.
- Dogs: guard animals with striped fur
- Beasts of burden: not generally used for ploughing (you don't dig out silph roots) as much as general haulage.