Triumph is a tiny moon in orbit around the Heinlein gas giant. With little to offer other than small areas suitable for farming, the moon became a refuge for folk who wanted nothing to do with modern life. The Triumph settlers live like the Amish of Earth-That-Was, using little in the way of advanced technology (though they do have the ability to contact those outside their world if they are in need of aid).
The people follow their own customs. For example, in one town, young girls are raised in a convent called the Maiden House.
Thugs and bandits find the settlement easy pickings, since the people are pacifists. the thieves steal goods and rough up the locals. the people of Triumph sometimes arrange with bands of mercenaries to protect them.