Kerch is a small island nation located in the True Sea.[1] It is bordered to the west by Shu Han, which it is connected to via land bridges. Sea transport is important for the nation for foreign trade. Kerch is also home to a teeming criminal underworld centered in the capital city of Ketterdam. Despite slavery being illegal in Kerch, Grisha and others are often bound to wealthy merchants as indentures under terms that amount to slavery.


  • Kerch was inspired by the Dutch Republic of the 18th century, with some influence from New York (New Amsterdam), Las Vegas, and Victorian London.[2]


  2. Leigh Bardugo on Re-Entering the Grishaverse in Six of Crows – September 28, 2015

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