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Shell was a city on the north coast of Dothan Province, and a crucial port in Grand Duke Geoffrey's "kingdom" in northern Detina. At the end of the Detinan Civil War, Shell surrendered to southron forces under Brigadier Marcus the Tall.[1]

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Shell is based on Mobile, Alabama, with both Shell and Mobil being major American-based oil conglomerates.

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