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An enormous fortified city that faces the western shore. The citadel is divided into various areas, including the Imperial District, the military research district containing the underground ruins, and various residential districts.

The city supports a population of over 100,000, and as the capital of the Empire, serves as the center of military rule, political power, technological research, industry and trade. The Empire is governed by a political and class system with the Emperor at its head, and the strict class system dictates residential districts and occupations for each citizen.

The upper and middle classes, consisting primarily of officers of the Imperial army and their families, are freed from manual labor and lead comfortable, metropolitan lifestyles as the bureaucratic and intellectual class.

But the concentration of wealth in the upper classes has led to a plethora of societal stresses, evidenced by political corruption, the appearance of slums around the lower-class residential areas and organized crime on a metropolitan scale.

In the poorer areas and largely commercial areas on the outskirts of the city, drawn by the promise of prosperity, are thrown together in a crowded, dirty but carefree life.