The Grishaverse
The Grishaverse

The Southern Colonies are located south of Novyi Zem and belong to Kerch.[1] 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.[2]


  • Kerch sends prison galleys full of murderers to the colonies.[3]
  • Large jungle cats from the colonies were used in the Hellshow at the prison Hellgate.[4]


  1. Rule of Wolves, chapter 8
  2. Ruin and Rising, chapter 7
  3. Siege and Storm, Before
  4. Six of Crows, chapter 7