The Southern Colonies are located south of Novyi Zem and belong to Kerch. It is unclear whether they are a colonized part of Novyi Zem or were a different country altogether before Kerch colonized it.
Nikolai Lantsov, former king of Ravka, sent his parents Alexander the Third and Tatiana in exile to the colonies after discovering his step-father's crimes against Genya Safin, as part of Nikolai's effort to claim the Ravkan crown for himself.
- Kerch sends prison galleys full of murderers to the colonies.
- Large jungle cats from the colonies were used in the Hellshow at the prison Hellgate.