One of the five southern-most locations remaining above water in the world of The Sundered.

Spoilers, yo. Don’t read on unless you’ve already read The Sundered.

 Seriously. Big spoilers ahead.

You have been warned.

This city was the meeting-point for Harry Iskinder and Artemus Parnum after the disastrous events in Tauri. It also showed a glimpse of lingering Earth cultures. The original 53 survivors came from all around the world, selected by The Association (also knows  as The Tohu, the Void, Apocalypse, and many other similarly dramatic names) as the only ones worthy of surviving the human race’s end. They brought with them what they could: cultural items and accoutrements, clothing, recipes, samples of food carefully flash-frozen and stored, texts a4nd vids on religion and history and mythology and legend.

Only 53 people had been chosen, and it was not nearly so egalitarian as to include one from each surviving country. Jason Iskinder determined just who would come, and feeling magnanimous, he chose twenty-two from the broad category of “Asian,” including refugees as disparate as Pakistanian and Bruneian; fifteen were from the remnants of the north and south American continents; twelve were from all over the continent of Africa.

Jason Iskinder believed that forced amalgamation would not work, and so designed what he called “identity hubs,” where various people-groups could thrive and feel – however untrue – that they had not lost their heritage. It’s a custom-designed world, created by a supremacist, so you can imagine how well that went.