With little to offer other than small areas suitable for farming, the tiny planet became a refuge for folk who wanted nothing to do with modern life. The Triumph settlers live like the Amish of Earth That Was. The people follow their own customs. For example, in one town, the young girls are raised in a convent called the Maiden House. Trained to be subservient and to respond to a man’s needs, girls are married off in trade – a form of currency for settlers who have little else to offer.