Both settled the same world, but the nations of Santuario and Jarðvegur are literally poles apart. The people of Santuario are refugees, struggling to survive on a resource-scarce tropical island under a backwater totalitarian regime. The far northern people of Jarðvegur might have wealth and democracy on their side, but they lost the moral high ground centuries ago to fear and isolationism, and are discovering now just how difficult it is to claw their way back up.