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Shoteka is a continent on Bas-Lag, believed to be located to the southwest of Rohagi.


Shoteka is bordered to its north and east by the Firewater Straits. The area to the west of Shoteka is uncharted by New Crobuzon explorers. The continent's climate is fairly warm.


At its height 3,000 years prior to Anno Urbis 1779, the Ghosthead Empire extended to parts of Shoteka.

Roughly 500 years after the fall of the Ghosthead Empire, Shoteka was conquered and incorporated into the Malarial Queendom's territory. The continent's history after the collapse of the queendom is unknown.


  • Shud Zar Myrion Zar Koni, also known as the Witchocracy, is the only city-state known on the mainland continent.
  • Geshen is a small island city-state located off the northern coast of Shoteka, in the Firewater Straits. It is a territory of the Witchocracy.

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