Appears in issue 5.
During the Summer, sub-tropical rainfall pours down for weeks constantly.
Plains dwellers of the Red Marches are said to burn ceremonial skunks.
Collected Letters 2004 p. 568
"No, I had no idea that the Marche region was called that because they sat on the border of the papal estates, but I'd be willing to bet that my former brother-in-law who created the map and place names - and so named the Red Marches - knew it. He was and is very well-read and self-educated. I continually trip over his sly references to obscure historical items - like Clovis and Suetonius which he transmogrified into Suenteus."