Quillan was very similar to Second Earth long before the events of The Quillan Games. Seven generations before Bobby Pendragon came to Quillan, however, a company called Blok was founded. Because Blok sold and manufactured things as cheaply and quickly as possible, the company was able to sell for much less than its competitors. It rapidly grew in popularity and power, slowly closing the other stores and manufacturers. By the time Bobby arrived on Quillan, every aspect of the territory was controlled by the company
All the people of Quillan were forced into large cities. Law was enforced on Quillan by robots called Dados, which were controlled by Blok. Blok concealed Quillan's history, leaving people with no memory of a happier lifestyle than that under which they lived. To maximize profits, the corporation withheld all but the most bare of essentials, and imposed fierce punishment on all those who failed to contribute. In order to make even more money, Blok hosted an attraction known as the Quillan Games, which were projected all over Quillan and hosted by two phaders from Veelox, Veego and LaBerge. Individuals called challengers were captured, color-coded, and forced to play against each other in a variety of dangerous games. Citizens of Quillan wagered on these games in the hope of winning large rewards. Those who could not bet with money bet instead with their lives.
Most of the citizens of Quillan were passive, and lacked any will to resist Blok. However, there was a group of people called the Revivers, who worked to fight Blok and return Quillan to the prosperous territory it once was. At the heart of the Revival was a legendary museum known as "Mr. Pop", containing every aspect of Quillan's history before Blok purged the territory of the past. Mr. Pop was eventually destroyed by Blok's Security Dados.
Quillan is a special case as far as Travellers are concerned. The original traveller was named Nevva Winter. the current generation traveller is Elli Winter.
Because Nevva is adopted and both of the Travelers of Quillan are accounted for that would mean that Nevva is just a normal citizen of Quillan which raises the question of how can she use the powers of all the other Travelers, yet Mark and Courtney cannot when they try?
It was discovered early that Nevva was brilliant and Elli did everything they could to get her into school, which is not public on Quillan.
Press came and told her but she refused to be the traveler. She pleaded for Press to make Nevva the Traveler instead.
Another contradiction here is that it is later discovered that Press himself hand picked all the travelers, and he knew that non-travelers weren't supposed to use the flumes, so then why would he allow Nevva to become the Traveler?
The quigs of Quillan were mechanical, dado-like spiders, whose computer skeletons resembled that of the Forge technology, created by Saint Dane and Mark Dimond. They attacked as groups, and, unlike the mindless violence of most quigs, were capable of using attack strategies.
Blok later came to represent the elite of Ravinia--those who would be privileged and raised up. This basically corresponded to the existing order of things on Quillan, as Blok already controlled almost every aspect of life on the territory.