Wolves on Watch
Area: 11,561,322 km2
Percentage of Planet Surface: 2.14%
Helgoland remains a frontier, with settlement of the continent still pushing back the wilderness. Significant areas of the continent are untamed. Room remains for pioneers to stake a claim and make their fortune by taming a piece of Helgoland.
The three cities set up on the continent do not coexist harmoniously, one factor leading to the slow settlement. The designated continental capitol Lila Hamburg was settled first and is perceived by the other two as receiving the lion’s share of support and investment from the other continents, while simultaneously under-utilising said funds and looking inwards rather than taming their share of the continent. Brandenburg perceives itself to be the pioneer city that has put in the most effort to tame its share of the continent, though it is regarded by the other two as a repressive and overly strict society to the point it generates a constant stream of refugees. Thuringia styles itself as an open, welcoming, and tolerant society but the other two regard the city-state to be the smallest and also the slowest to settle and push back the wilderness. Following the Clan Wolf invasion, tensions increased due to the invaders favouring and approving of Thuringia society, and elevating it to an effectively autonomous cultural reservation.
The cities were only linked by rail in 3013, and this was done by a private corporation not a united effort by the governance of the three cities. The rail link was achieved using raised monorail lines, and the cities are not linked by sealed road. In a classic sign of the disunity of the three settlements, the temporary roads used during construction were allowed to be reclaimed by the wilderness. This suited the corporation, Lightning Rail, perfectly since it protected their profits from ticket sales and freight shipping.
The agricultural output of Helgoland is best described as subsistence level. There is not enough spare produce to export. Helgoland’s agricultural output remains at risk of seasonal fluctuations in harvest quality, and maintaining reserves of food in case of emergency is vital to avoid shortages.
Using aquaculture to feed new settlements has been an essential practice upon New Dusseldorf since colonisation of the planet began. A combination of local agriculture and aquaculture is sufficient to feed the continent’s population, with no cities on the continent needing to export or import to the others, but there is not sufficient surplus to export off-continent.
Aquaculture efforts are centred around the three port cities and the costal settlements dotting the coastline.