Death of a Selachii
Also known as The Wold, The Chalk is a region ruled over by the Barons de Chumfanleigh (pronounced Chuffley). The economy is based on wool, cheese, lamb and mutton as the thin turf will not support anything else other than sheep.
Until recently Witches were outlawed but now are becoming more accepted, this is due in large part to Tiffany Aching. The Achings are a very old family in The Chalk and Tiffany's Grandmother, Granny Aching, was seen by many as informally sharing rule with the previous Baron acting as a check and balance to absolute rule. Whether Granny Aching was a Witch is uncertain although she possessed many characteristics associated with them notably a friendship with the Nac Mac Feegle a tribe of Pictsies that rarely converse with humans who are not Witches or hags as they call them. Tiffany Aching is also friends with the Nac Mac Feegle.