The Coalition of Independent Cities
‘The Coalition of Independent Cities’ is almost anything but. I is a handful of frontier settlements and mining towns straddling the Marrow Passes. Formed after the Great War by Governor-General Keller, it trades access to the Wilds against weapons, food and supplies.
The… cities... on either side of the Spine are rough places. The mines run on forced labor, and the mining towns are mostly populated with (and run by) the prisoner’s guards. The towns on the far side of the Passes are wonderful places to get lost in, if rather less wonderful places to live in. Still, a fair number of settlers hoping for a fresh start trickle through the passes, braving the dangers of the wilderness for a chance at a new life.