by Max Barry

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The Summatory Socialist Republic of
Left-wing Utopia

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Regions, Prefectures, Districts


Note: Captiotia is in the northern hemisphere, so temperature and sunlight decrease with rising latitude.

Region: One of 3 main geographically distinct areas of Captiotia with no formal political power.
Prefecture: One of 24 province-esque divisions with devolved power and the basis for proportional representation in the National Senate.
District: One of countless county-esque divisions with devolved power to organize its own local society, including the capital.

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North Captiotia
North Captiotia is very cold and blanketed by boreal forest, mainly on a great plain sloping north down into the coast with mountain ranges to the south and east. The eastern range is short, frigid, and contains the tallest point in Captiotia, Mt. Kowalski, and the neighboring vast glacial valley of the Bella River feeding east into the ocean. The southern range is bordered by numerous alpine villages and cities and farther south forms the border with Central Captiotia. Off the most northeastern point of the mainland are a small group of ancient volcanic islands, while the northern shore is icy and barren. The western shore is warmer but still comfortably cool and dotted with historic port and fishing towns, with the striking meteor crater a short distance inland.


Notable for its large meteorite crater and accompanying lake, all sharing the name of the discoverer, the geologist Julian Goldstone. The northern coast is mostly specialized industrial areas, while the western coast is a chain of port, fishing, and resort towns.

The coldest prefecture of Captiotia, occupying the peninsula northeast of Mt. Kowalski as well as the barren islands off the northeastern coast. This prefecture is more lively than you'd think, as its industrial port and mining towns resist the heavy cold by utilizing geothermal power and growing crops in vast artificial plains dug into mountainsides.

Named for the mountain range and highest peak in Captiotia, its land area is mostly rocky and mountainous so its low population lives in small communities and resort towns around the base and to the south, near the Bella River.

Immediately south of a very broad glacial valley, with rocky coasts and fjords.

Dense boreal forest on an plain sloping down northward, largely uninhabited.

A cold and rainy prefecture in the west, notable for the many sharks off its coast and the practical culture of its populace.

A mainly mountainous prefecture heavy with boreal forest and frozen lakes, notable for the tourist-famed Mt. Polaris and annual Guinea Pig festival. It was historically a poor area, but there is a rumor that the descendant of the royal house lives here.
Capital: City-on-Danny
Physical notability: Mt. Polaris
Cultural notability: Piagfest
Notable people:
Derain Cashmere - Former nobleman of Sherry, forced into exile in Danny.
Allex & Allison Katzuyts - A notorious serial killer duo with 30 rumored victims.

Cold and forested, this prefecture is notable for its significant silver-mining industry and prevalence of ski resorts. It was historically a wealthy area, and currently offers some of the best healthcare services in Captiotia.
Capital: Sherry City
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Central Captiotia
Central Captiotia is roughtly half temperate forest and half grassland, ideal for the agricultural industry of the nation. It's considered a breadbasket for many staple crops of the country. The eastern plains are cooled by the cold ocean currents from the north while the west is warmer and resembles the midatlantic coast of the US, with the large Malachite Bay forming the southwestern border with the South Region. To the east, however, the regions are split mainly by a wetland that drains eastward into a delta. The capital district of Malachi lies on a peninsula jutting south into the bay.


Consolidated from some of the most metropolitan regions along the northwestern coast of Malachite Bay during the revolution, it's the urban heart of Captiotia.

An academia-oriented and ecological-minded prefecture dominated by the central university town of Green City.

Rural and small-townsy, with an early 20th century England atmosphere. A hilly, fertile landscape far from the sea, with the view of distant mountains on the northwestern horizon, the prefecture is a rich region for the dairy industry.

A mainly rural area with vast, cool plains, varying from steppe to grassland, known for its vineyards and ever-shifting communities of nomadic wanderers.

Considered one of the more beautiful areas of Captiotia, cottage-dotted spotty forests to the west and drier steppes coated in wildflowers to the east.

Notable for its passion for poetry and strict devotion to penne pasta, the people in this western prefecture are shy and keep to themselves.

A rural prefecture known for its large population of wild rabbits. The tradition of "Bunny Day" started here.

Central Malachi

Malachi (officially the District of Malachi, historically the Malachite Republic) is the main geographic seat of the central national government in Captiotia. It covers the entire Malachite Peninsula and varies in development from high-density urban sprawl dotted with parks to culturally rich rowhouse-laden pedestrian lanes to unique suburban communities, some planned and some historic, strung along the outskirts. The prefecture boasts an advanced public transportation network with many diverse options, once serving as a model for a renovation of the entire nation's system.

South Captiotia climate is as follows: semi-arid in the north, Mediterranean to the east, and humid subtropical to the southwest.

Swampy river delta on the east coast, with a healthy tradition of folk music.

A mysterious prefecture, kept cool as southbound fog rolls in from the bay.

Southeastern point with a few large cosmopolitan cities and many smaller, laid-back resort towns on scattered islands.

A dusty collection of light industrial port cities and mining towns south of Malachi Bay.

Temperate but somewhat dry, it makes up the northwestern portion of the region. The capital, the eclectic city of Mollopolis, is a major tourist destination.

An inland prefecture known for its supposed UFO sightings and large population of sci-fi fans and video game enthusiasts.

Located on the east coast, notable for its drug culture, love of cats, and unusually high percentage of podcasters.

A scientific-oriented prefecture on the southwest coast, home to numerous astronomical telescopes, the largest particle accelerator in the USAS, and Captiotia's main spaceflight launch facility.

A. Malachi
B. Urbelta
C. ???
D. Green
E. Wesley
F. Sheldon
G. Wallace
H. Sojo
I. Iris
J. Delano
K. Sophie
L. Carroll
M. Nik
N. Yuno
O. Quinn
P. Hocotate
Q. Vega
R. Sherry
S. Bella
T. Kowalski
U. U'tul
V. Lookescope
W. Danny
X. Goldstone
Y. ???