Since most powerful men on this island have many wives, there are more single men than women. This is particularly true of young men and women, since the powerful men prefer younger wives.
The religion of the island forbids the institution of a 'third sex'. They have not taken the grim solution practiced on the Isle of Wives.
Instead they have developed the practice of exiling boys and young men for the most minor infractions.
Many girls and young women have fled, either with their loves or away from their husbands.
Many of these exiles have found their way to Teleleli, where they burn with dreams of vengeful return.