logical argument), I am featuring a brief notation on a new polity in the Black Desert setting: The Southern Territories.
The Southern Territories are featured in August's PDF, Ships of the Black Desert: The "Star Turtle" and are made up of Antarctica, Australia, and New Zealand. The polity is a minor power, whose main concern is the Chinese Alliance to the North, which constantly threatens to absorb the Territories in their bid to become a mega-state. The deserts of the Territories' Australian Outback is home to the largest enclave of Native Martians on Terra, whom are sponsored by the Consensus. The Martians are experimenting with terraforming the charred Earth's surface using their bio-synergistic techniques. Antarctica is home to a booming business in DNA harvesting of extinct plants and animals under the now much thinner ice sheets. These "new" DNA strains are revolutionizing bio-diversity trading throughout the Inner System.
That's all I've got so far; suggestions are welcome. BTW, it's looking good for the PDF to come out on time, August 1st.