Novyi Zem is a country located west of the True Sea. It is known for its dark-skinned people, Jurda crops, and sophisticated firearms. In the Zemeni language, Grisha are known as zowa, meaning "blessed."

Jesper Fahey is Zemeni, as was his mother Aditi Hilli.


  • Novyi Zem was inspired by the American colonies and Australia, with other influences.[1]
  • Novyi Zem is based off of a real place called Novaya Zemlya, a Russian archipelago, somewhere in the North Sea above Eurasia.