(0826 Lishun, 0806 Shuna; EA9A479-5)
a seagoing culture transplanted from nearby Shuama (0927
Lishun). The 15,000
inhabitants live out their lives on sailing vessels, coalescing into
small nation-fleets during the winter and separating again for the
Ships fly the colors of their particular allegiance and sometimes prey
on foreign boats. Vessels range from one-family craft to
carrying up to 400 people.
Ironically, the parent culture on Shuama died out because
of internal conflicts, and Shuama is now owned by Ling
Standard Products. Shuama's oceans are mechanically
farmed for fish
oil and organic gems such as pearls and coral.