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Shankell, also known as Borridor, the Salt-Hole, and the Corkscrew Citadel, is a port city on the northern tip of the Cymek Desert, adjacent to the Meagre Sea.

Overview[]

Shankell is a trade town on the north shore of the Cymek, best known for its gladiatorial combat scene and its status as the home of the worship of Sanshad.

Demographics[]

The population of Shankell is largely composed of Cactacae, although there are minority populations of various other races as well.

Culture[]

Religion[]

The city's official religion is the worship of Sanshad, run by a committee of cactacae. Still, the city is fairly relaxed about the worship of other deities and religions.

Gladiators[]

Shankell is famous for its brutal gladiatorial combat, which takes place in hook-wire cages and fleshpits.


Places and locations of Bas-Lag
City-states

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

Continents

Bered Kai Nev · Fractured Land · Rohagi · Shoteka

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