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The Anti-Traction League is an organization opposed to the prevalence of Traction Cities and Municipal Darwinism.


The League controls most of Central Asia and at least some of Eastern Asia. Some lands include northern India, China and the Himalayas. These lands are protected from the Traction Cities of Europe by a massive mountain range, which includes the Himalayas. The only pass through these mountains is protected by the 'Shield Wall', a massive fortress of obsidian and the old deck plates of cities that dared try to pass it, several kilometres high, protected by missile batteries and a fleet of military airships (known as the Northern Fleet). Behind the Shield Wall the garrison city of Batmunkh Gompa resides. The two names are often used interchangeably.

The League is made up of many nations and kingdoms, whose people live in static towns and cities. The principal nation is Shan Guo, located in Western China and Central Asia. It was founded by Chinese refugees of the Sixty Minute War.


The League was founded in the aftermath of the Sixty Minute War.