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The Sorghum is a mobile deep-sea drilling rig stolen from New Crobuzon by the pirates of Armada. Its sister rigs were the Trashstar and the Manikin.


The Sorghum was originally moored on the outskirts of the Salkrikaltor Cray Commonwealth, where it mined for rockmilk, oil, and other substances with the assistance of geomancers. The Sorghum featured a drill that could be extended by adding on modular sections depending on the depth of the water, as well as a flare stack for burning off waste gasses.

Events of The Scar[]

Several months prior to 1780, it was stolen by Armada and integrated into the floating city in order to gather rockmilk to summon the avanc.