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Yorakteche is a "weak, warlike country" to the northwest of New Crobuzon.


Yoraketche loosely controls a large region of steppes. The country's internal politics are dominated by ancient tribal feuds, and it has very little political power.


It is known for its "brave but rather stupid" warrior-riders, who are also the country's primary export in the form of mercenaries, often hired thousands of miles away. They are prized for their strength and indifference to outside politics, making them ideal mercenaries.


  • Yoraketche is briefly mentioned in The Scar as one of the countries that Bellis Coldwine considered fleeing to, but dismissed as too far or too dangerous.

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