The Shattered Ring
The Helium Lords of Turbine
The trawler-ships of Turbine are controlled by hereditary merchant princes, known as the Helium Lords. The name is somewhat inaccurate – women are just as likely to be in control as men, and in fact is it metastable metallic hydrogen that is the basis for their wealth, not helium.
There are seventy-four lords in total, each controlling one of the trawler-ships. Combined they would be one of the most powerful forces in the Shattered Ring, but they engage in cut-throat competition and are incapable to working together for any length of time.
Known lords include: