Tanatha is a secondary power, a nation over several archipelagoes with a high population density. Former imperial glory has subsided into governmental collapse and cycles of revolution, governance, corruption, and chaos. Some Mannon political thinkers believe the greater powers seek to keep Tanatha destabilised; a fleeing labor force is a great cheap work resource. Many Tanatha will work as indentured servants, which Pertaman and Damamat eagerly take in. Recent public outcry in Halgon has made Tanatha indentured servants unfashionable, supported by the waves of wealth coming in from the Tansgit system and the satellites around Ostavy.