not actually part of a city but a city by itself, the Off-worlders' Quarter is located on a round island off the coast of the continent of Forethought, on the planet Ropagi II. Any visitors to the planet must pass through the processing center there, before they can move about on the planet. After the fall of the Empire, the native Ropagu imported mercenaries to help keep the peace, and these mercenaries were the only visitors allowed to leave the island. To tourists and other non-mercenary visitors, the rest of Ropagi II was off-limits. Mercenaries were trasnported to Ropagis for registration and debriefing.