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Geshen is a small island off the coast of Shoteka. It is nominally independent, although in practice is it essentially a territory of the Witchocracy.


One of the island's maritime traditions is a lottery in which a woman is chosen to be the figurehead and concubine for a ceremonial ship - a great honor. The winner spends much of the day strapped to the bow of the ship, where she scatters flower petals in front of the ship. At night, she reads the sailors' fortunes and sleeps with them.

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Places and locations of Bas-Lag

Armada · Cobsea · Dreer Samheer · Gengris · Gharcheltist · Gnurr Kett· High Cromlech · Jangsach · Kar Torrer Kingdom · Khadoh · Maru'ahm · Myrshock · Neovadan · New Crobuzon · Salkrikaltor Cray Commonwealth · Shankell · Suroch · Tesh · Troglodopolis · The Brothers · Witchocracy · Yoraketche

Islands and minor territories

Bartoll · Basilisk Channel · Dancing Bird Island · Figh Vadiso · Firewater Straits · Galaggi Veldt · Geshen · Jheshull Islands · Nova Esperium · Qé Banssa · Rin Lor · The Shards


Bered Kai Nev · Fractured Land · Rohagi · Shoteka