Table of Contents
1. Metro City
2. Major Employers of Metro City
4-B. Hob’s Bay AKA “Suicide Slum”
4-C. Little Bohemia
4-D. New Troy
4-E. Park Ridge
4-F. Queensland Park
4-G. St. Martin's Island & Stryker's Island Prison
1. Metro City
Aliases: The City of Tomorrow, The Big Apricot, The Monarch City.
Location: A few hundred miles south of New York and East of Washington DC.
Dimensions: 250 squire miles.
Population: Roughly 7 Million.
Medium Income per Household: $41,634.20
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Percentage living in poverty: 8%
Average Yearly Temperature: 54° - 70°F
Summer Highs: Upper 80s to low 90s
Winter Lows: 10s to 20s
Average Winter Wind Chill: 30
Average Monthly Rain Fall: 3.13 inches
Average Yearly Snowfall: 6 inches
Public Schools: 90 (including elementary, middle and high schools)
Private Schools: 75 (including elementary, middle and high schools)
School year begins roughly in the middle of August and lasts until the end of May.
Colleges and Universities: 23.
2. Major Employers of Metro City
NuGenesis: 29,678 employees
Hawke Industries: 28,297 employees
W.A.R.P. Laboratories: 25,746 employees.
Bakerline Naval Shipyard: 14,108 employees
The Department of Super-Human Affairs: 12,927 employees
SharrCorp: 12,324 emplyees
MaxCo Worldwide Media (including MaxCo studio staff and all holdings): 8,136 employees.
The Daily Observer (editorial and production): 670 employees
Industrial Technology: Led by SharrCorp, technological and sciences research greatly advance Metro City's economy.
Manufacturing: As a result of Metro City’s considerable technological industry, serious demands are made for large machinery and delicate components. Because of this, several robotics and heavy machinery manufacturers have major plants, as well as their headquarters, in Metro City.
Services: With a large population and great volumes of tourism traffic (44 million visitors annually), substantial numbers of Metropolitans are employed in service sectors, from retail to public service. Service positions are always available, keeping the city's unemployment rate much lower than nationwide averages for a city it’s size.
Crime: Roughly 1 in 125,000 people will encounter a person-on-person criminal act in Metro City. For the eighth year in a row, Metro City’s crime statistics have continued to drop, thanks to the efforts of the police department, Metro City Meta-Human Crimes Unit, Community Watch programs, a booming economy and the heroes that protect the city.
The history of Metro City stretches back to the year 1542 when Italian navigator Antonio Romano discovered the region while in the employ of the Dutch. Prior to European colonization, the region was occupied by the Algonquin Native American tribe. It wasn't until 1634 however that the first settlement was established by Dutchman Adrian De Vries. The settlement was named De Vries Village and occupies the neighborhood now known as "Old City" in the Eastern section of Queensland Park. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, De Vries Village prospered as a thriving seaport and it became an integral strategic location for General George Washington's army during the Revolutionary War. In 1675, the Dutch sold the island and all land rights to the British who renamed the island New Troy.
While Dutch sought cooperation and peaceful coexistence with the native population, the British were far less amenable, leading to skirmishes with the local native tribes. Three major battles occurred within a fifty year period:
The Battle of Bakerline (1680)
The Battle of Hob (1730) and the two year long 'Dark Indian' War during which the British managed to drive the native tribes off the land they formerly held.
As the city grew, settlers moved across both rivers to colonize the areas north, south, and west of the city. In 1760, progressive citizens of New Troy and the surrounding settlements incorporated the entire area under the name: Metro City. The city prospered around the area's natural harbor and by the Revolutionary War, it was large enough to serve as a major source of manpower for George Washington's army.
In 1775, the city established itself as a host to many book and newspaper publishing houses, the most successful of which would eventually become known as the Daily Observer. During the "Devil's Winter Siege", the city was defended by Tomahawk's rangers, most notably John Hunter, in whose honor the settlement was renamed as Fort Hunter, later Hunterville and later still Hunter City. In 1783, Paul Jeffries opened the First Metropolitan Bank, which still exists today, though the corporate headquarters has since moved to the Central Business District in New Troy.
With the founding of the University of Metropolis in 1817 along the southern side of what is now Centennial Park (although it was not given that name until 1860), all citizens, even some of the holdfasts who still called the city New Troy, began to call it Metro City.
In 1847, the borough known as Hob's Bay became a bustling merchant center, as well as a hotbed for bigotry and intolerance, particularly against the rising influx of Irish immigrants. Mission worker Edna Sharr became a strong voice among the struggling workers, and she publicly preached a message of tolerance and love. Like many in the Sharr bloodline, Edna was a visionary whose convictions and strong sense of morality would help pave the way for Metro City’s future. These values were passed along to her grandson, William Sharr who operated the Sharr Steel Works during the turn of the century.
Metro City grew rapidly during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, becoming one of the nation's busiest seaports and a center for immigration. At this time, Metro City experienced its own intellectual renaissance, rivaling many of it’s sister cities in Europe. The reports from Lewis and Clark's expedition in the early 1800's helped to fuel the sense of destiny and discovery. These were reprinted in the Daily Observer having been forwarded to the paper by President Thomas Jefferson. The city rallied behind the expedition and quickly turned the Planet into the best-selling daily newspaper in the world. Metro City also served as the terminus for many railroad lines to points west and boasted one of the largest points of entry for the waves of European immigration during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. As early as 1775, the city was home to a host of courageous book and newspaper publishers. Today, it remains a center for the media, rivaling New York City for East Coast dominance of the broadcasting and publishing worlds.
The end of the nineteenth century was also marked by turbulence. It was during this period that the city fathers constructed Stryker's Island penitentiary. For the first time in it’s history, Metro City had a problem with crime, but it was dealt with quickly because Stryker's put a fear of punishment into the hearts of many criminals. Today it remains one of the nation's oldest working prisons.
During the 1900s, the city became the first major city in America to boast 100 percent electric homes within its borders. Shortly before this, Metro City had set a record by being the first American city to have over 1,000 telephones - 300 of which were public telephone booths, an innovation developed in Metro City. In addition, during the early 1900s, Metro City’s reputation as a city of philanthropy grew, as many naturalists were funded by grants from either the Daily Observer or wealthy individuals.
Great people of the time visited Metro City upon the invitation of the Metro City Club (a leading gentleman's club made up of scholars and businessmen or similar groups) or by their own accord. During the vibrant years of the early twentieth century, Metro City played host to dignitaries such as Karl Marx, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain (who marveled at the city's modern conveniences), Henry Ford (who had a summer residence on Carl Lane in Bakerline), and even England's King George V.
The Hob's Bay area offered affordable housing to the yard workers and their families, but due to unscrupulous landlords who lived in the more affluent sections of the city, these residents remained stuck in the working class, owing nearly all of their monthly paycheck in rent and unable to move to more affordable housing across the river due to the abominable public transportation of the era. The crowding and transportation were so poor that a working man who lived in either Racine or New Town would have to leave his house at 4:00 A.M. to get to work at the bay by 8:00.
"Suicide Days" - one of the city's darker episodes occurred in the late 1920s in Hob's Bay, thanks to the unscrupulous businessman Harry Black, a contemporary of the Morgans, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts. Black convinced hundreds of Hob's Bay residents to invest more than they were able into unreliable stocks just as the market crashed and the country entered the Great Depression. Fueled by hopeless desperation and the prospect of not being able to provide for their families, many Hob's Bay men committed suicide. The practice of taking one's own life became so prevalent in Hob's Bay that police patrolman Jacob Pryer, after reporting a record 45 suicides in one day in October of 1930, commented to a reporter for the Daily Observer "This whole place has gone to the pits. It's not a part of any decent city anymore; it's a suicide slum." Unfortunately for the area, that nickname stuck.
As a result of the numerous suicides, as well as the fact that several households had lost their menfolk to World War I, many families were left with only one parent, pushing many women into the workforce for the first times in their lives, and putting children on the street. Crime, homelessness, and poverty rates shot up uncontrollably. It is an unfortunate legacy the city still battles today.
Because of the virtual financial and social destruction of Hob's Bay in part due to the Depression and it’s effects on the populace, then Mayor Kenny Mertz instituted sweeping reforms for nearly all of Metro City. First was the establishment of several social work programs designed to aid those in need within the city. Secondly, a public transportation system, consisting of buses, suspended trolleys, elevated trains, and modern subways, was constructed (using laborers who were in desperate need of work), making it possible to travel between any two points in the city in under an hour. Finally, a citywide revitalization program was instituted that once again sought to replace older buildings with modern, more technologically advanced models.
Because of Mertz's programs, Metro City was well on it’s way to economic recovery by the time President Roosevelt instituted his "New Deal" policies. Many historians argue that FDR's ideas for the nation were modeled after those Mertz used in Metro City.
Metro City boomed during the years of World War II. It was a time of pride - pride in one's city, and pride in one's country. Following World War II, Metro City saw growth like never before. A solid economy, combined with the euphoria of the war being over, pushed nearly every citizen of Metro City towards more: greater strides in science were made, greater social reforms took place and Metro City’s wealth and respect outstripped that of New York, Gothic City and all it’s other contemporaries.
While advances were made in both the arts and education during the postwar era (with four more trade schools and two technical colleges founded between 1953 and 1957 alone), science and technology once again took the lead in the city, propelling Metro City decades ahead of it’s sister cities in terms of technology offered to its citizenry. For a short time in the postwar era, the hero named Durandal called Metro City his home, unofficially (and most likely, unknowingly) acting as a rallying point for Metro City’s colleges and universities to continue to pump out invention after invention, innovation after innovation. Durandal, ever bashful in those early days of his career, actually dug the first shovelful of dirt when ground for the expanded campus of the Metro City Institute of Technology (which later included the country's first active robotics department under the head of Dr. Victor Magnus) was broken in 1952.
This was the time that crime, the likes of which Metro City had never seen, gained a foothold in the city. "Boss" Frankie and his gang of thugs, many of whom were most active in the 1930s and the war years, returned with a vengeance and took control of some of Metro City’s seedier districts. Many current residents of Hob's Bay remember the hot Friday night in July when it took 60 Metro City police officers to take down George Sixty and Professor Friday.
After that battle, which saw the deaths of 15 officers, the city council began plans that were responsible for the later formation of the Department of Super-Human Affairs, the nation's first police division trained to deal with 'super' criminals. As apprehension settled in, building in Metro City slowed and after a period reaching back for more than 50 years in which three new major companies opened or moved to Metro City every year, no new industry came to the city. For some intangible reason, the City of Tomorrow was slowly sinking into a financial and social depression.
Life in Metro City continued as it had for years, but at the turn of the 21st century and Lionel Sharr’s rise to power as the CEO of SharrCorp, Metro City really started to thrive as it once did in the early 20th century along with company merges, acquisitions, and new ideas responsible for the ever-changing skyline. Thanks to many innovations by Lionel Sharr, Metro City’s jobless rate dropped down 2.3 percent, beating out all it’s contemporaries and national jobless rates. It was during these times that Metro City gained the nickname as the “City of Tomorrow” since it’s level of technology was at least a decade ahead of everyone else.
The Metro City of today is a world-class metropolis featuring a population of some seven million people and occupying 250 square miles. In terms of people, it is one of the largest cities on the planet, but smaller than giants such as New York, Mexico City and Los Angeles. Aesthetically, the city ranges from a gleaming techno-city of the future to a blasted post-industrial wasteland.
Here are the different borough’s of Metro City.
Bakerline is primarily a middle-class housing community. Distance wise, Bakerline is a forty-minute train ride from the New Troy (midtown) section of Metro City.
Places of Interest...
- Bakerline Naval Yard: Established in 1635, the Navy Yard was a bustling nautical center during the 17th and 18th centuries and played an integral role in the development of the area. The lively wharf was a hub for jobs, serving ships with lumber and raw materials for the growing city. Today, it serves as hub for naval ships that wish to dock here and load or unload their cargo.
- MCPD 5th Precinct: Metro City Police Department for Bakerline.
4-B. Hob’s Bay AKA “Suicide Slum”
Hob's Bay is one of the main neighborhoods of Metro City as well as the name of the bay itself. Located across the West River from the central New Troy district, it connects to the mainland by way of the Hobsneck Bridge. Hob’s Bay, also known as Suicide Slum, is where the financially poor people live.
Originally known as Hob's Bay, named after Elijah Hob; an early Metro City landowner, the area had been a prosperous, middle-class neighborhood at the turn of the twentieth century. With the beginning of the Great Depression, residents were encouraged to invest in Comet Arena, touted as a sports venue that "would bring fifty thousand people to the area every week of the year." Instead, the developer disappared with the contributed donations earmarked for the complex and the area began a descent into poverty and decay from which it never recovered. Now only City Hall and the chamber of commerce refer to the neighborhood as "Hob's Bay". To the rest of Metro City, it is Suicide Slum.
Suicide Slum’s crime rate is equal to the worse parts of New York and Los Angeles. The police rarely patrol it’s streets because when they have tried to enter the area they always suffered for it in shootouts, injuries and casualties. Better to just let the place rot and the miscreants who have it, keep it.
There are unsubstantiated rumors of a mysterious vigilante operating in Suicide Slum and fighting the crime that seems to have a stranglehold on the borough. Rumor or not, the crime rate is actually beginning to drop and more and more of the criminals and street thugs whisper of a black demon hunting them. Unfortunately, no one has had the courage to investigate these wild rumors.
Points of Interest...
- Hobsneck Bridge: The Hobsneck Bridge spans the distance between the central island of Metro City and Hob's Bay.
- Steelworks: This is a factory of various technologies owned and operated by Hawke Industries. Steelworks is the Metro City laboratory of Keira Hawke. Located in an abandoned Suicide Slum factory, Steelworks is an advanced industrial design factory currently developing non-lethal meta-human-control technology for use by Metro City’s Meta-Human Crimes Unit.
- : In the CVU, Steelworks is owned and operated by SharrCorp.
- Jurassic Tower: This is a hotel that is free to the public, along with free food, baths, showers and entertainment. The tower is heavily defended both within and without by the Maverick security team. Construction of the tower has recently been completed.
- : In the CVU, this is known as Prehistoria Tower.
- Ace-O-Clubs: The Ace of Clubs is a blue-collar pub in the Suicide Slum district of Metro City. Owned and operated by former Heavyweight Champion of the World Frank Bibbowski. He bought the pub for after it was rebuilt from being destroyed by Nemesis who insisted he wished to operate a pub in the place he grew up. Frank has a chance to start a new life after spending a few years in prison for a crime he did not commit and that is a chance he will not waste as he does his part to help the neighborhood. Purporting himself to be Paragon & Superion's biggest fan, Frank maintains a zero-tolerance attitude against any patron who dares to bad-mouth the heroes of Metro City; personally tossing any such individuals out on their ear. Like most pubs, the Ace of Clubs is no stranger to violence. To keep the peace, Frank always has his trusty double-barrel shotgun at the ready should things ever get too wild. In one corner of the pub is a number of Championship belts, trophies and pictures from Frank’s boxing days, which he talks about to anyone who cares to ask.
4-C. Little Bohemia
This is a fairly small island located to the southeast of New Troy and it's directly east of Queensland Park. Little Bohemia serves as a resort area for the citizens of Metro City and tourists. It's a great area for fishing, swimming and sailing. There are also many beachfront hotels and even amusement parks that rival Disneyland in size and diversity. The Coastal Mountains are also located in this neighborhood. The island also boasts a number of fire stations and one police precinct HQ.
Locations of Interest...
Metro City International Airport: This is one of the nation’s three busiest airports with everything the typical airport offers.
4-D. New Troy
Far and away the nicest part of town, The New Troy Borough resembles the futuristic side of Metro City. It is a thick forest of gleaming skyscrapers and massive complexes boasting bizarre and experimental architecture, intertwined with streets, bridges, skyways and rapid transit lines. The sky here is thick with personal and commercial aircraft and the the landscape is dominated by Sharr Tower, the tallest building in Metro City. Here in New Troy, the financial services industry keeps the high standard of living afloat and crime is minimized by a serious police presence. Most of the main businesses in Metro City are located here.
The technology level here is at least a few years ahead than most of the world, featuring state of the art and cutting edge technology you will see no where else and designed to help everyone’s lives a little better. New Troy is fairly self-contained, so those who are fortunate enough to live here rarely need to venture outside of their corner of the borough.
Places of Interest...
- Avenue of Tomorrow: The Avenue of Tomorrow is the central thoroughfare running through midtown Metro City. It is the hub of many scientific research centers including branches of SharrCorp and Hawke Industries. The busiest intersection of the avenue revolves around Glenmorgan Square.
- Glenmorgan Square: The Glenmorgan Square is the entertainment center of Metro City, a landmark and a popular tourist attraction.
- Sharr Tower: Originally organized as an aerospace engineering firm, SharrCorp has become one of the world's largest, most diversified multinational corporations. Under the astute - some would say, ruthless - management of its founder, Lionel Sharr, SharrCorp grew and prospered, absorbing scores of smaller businesses. SharrCorp not only provides thousands of jobs for the people of Metro City, but it’s CEO also owns at least half of the city itself.
- Hawke Industries: Originally subsidiary to the main Hawke Industries company that is based in New York City, Keira Hawke had been put in charge as a sort of test by her mother. This has now become the main headquarters ever since Keira became the full time CEO of the company.
- NuGenesis: Founded in 1989 by Malcolm Nurdstrom, this company believes in the protection of the present, preserving the past and seeing the potential of tomorrow. It's current CEO is Marcques Nurdstrom.
- W.A.R.P. Laboratories:Created by it's founder and CEO, Arthur Mark, W.A.R.P. Laborities creates cutting edge technology way ahead of it's time.
- Daily Observer: Founded in 1775, the Daily Observer Building is the official headquarters of the newspaper. Located in the New Troy district, at the corner of 5th Avenue and Concord Lane, the building has become an iconic landmark for the city; famed for it’s award winning reporters and it’s idealogical pursuit of truth.
- MaxCo Worldwide Media: MaxCo Worldwide Media is one of the world's leading telecommunications companies and a major economic engine of both Metro City and the United States. MaxCo also supplies cable service and phone service to customers in Metro City. It has a broadband division that supplies Americans with cable and digital television services, and also produces several periodicals and books through it’s subsidiary MaxCo Publishing. MaxCo stands as the leading major media empire which provides the citizens of Metro City with information and entertainment.
- WSHARR-TV & SharrCom: The Daily Observer and GNB are aggressively opposed by SharrCorp, which operates WSHARR-TV, a major television station in Metro City and LexCom, an internet site that serves as a digital news center. As it is offered over the internet, SharrCom has great access to mainstream America, minus the costs of publishing. SharrCorp's owner, Lionel Sharr, manipulates nearly two-thirds of Metro City’s business.
- Union Station: The Union Station is the first and last stop for all commuters traveling the "Rail Whale" commuter system within the heart of Metro City. Connected to the traditional railroad network that runs outside the city, the station acts as a link between the traditional rail network and the unique inner-city Metro Mass Transit System.
- Centennial Park, Metro City Park & Fort Hob’s Park: These parks are a a public recreation area located in the New Troy district of Metro City. Centennial Park is Metro City’s largest park, stretching from the Midtown district to Downtown.
- Six Springs Fountain: Located near the entrance to Centennial Park, this famous “hydro-dynamic” sculpture features artfully spraying and squirting water and multiple lights to illuminate the entire thing. It has appeared in many movies and is a city landmark.
- The Grand Lady & Her Hand-Maidens: Also located in Centennial Park, there is a copse of trees like any other except for persistent reports of very small creatures, humanoid in appearance, that live there and are fond of pilfering people’s picnic lunches. Within the copse of trees is an ancient oak tree that is over 3,000 years old. This tree is just massive and possesses bark strong enough to deflect even the heaviest chainsaw. It is as if the tree has simply decided it will not be cut down for any reason or has mutated into near indestructible wood. Any and all attempts to find the source of these very small humanoid creatures has been in vain. Camera traps, video recording devices, thermal imaging, etc, have been used in an attempt to capture a small creature on film. But these strange, yet beautiful, creatures remain as elusive as the legendary Bigfoot and only blurry images and alleged clothing items, which are extremely small, have been produced as the best evidence so far of the creatures existence. And this has caused many skeptics to scoff at the idea of such small creatures existing in such a large city. These creatures are not faeries, but they are often mistaken as such. In reality, they are an undocumented and undiscovered species. They are also endangered because there are so few of them left.
- Hedge Garden: The park's hedge garden was originally a maze that was simplified after too many citizens were unable to escape it.
- Lock Elen: The park also features a reservoir that contains 28 million gallons of water and 46,000 species of fish. Although small, it is very deep. Some think Lock Elen is so deep that it extends to a deep system of underwater caverns that eventually feed into the bay. No SCUBA diver has ever gone deeper than 60 feet and returned to tell the tale, prompting many people to speak of some kind of monster that must live beneath the surface, waiting to gobble up anyone foolish enough to enter it’s domain.
- Mortimer Bridge: This bridge leads from the New Troy borough to Bakerline.
- MCPD 7th Precinct: The Metro City Police Department 7th Precinct, also known as the Midtown Police Station.
- DSA Office Building: This building is the headquarters of the Department of Super-Human Affairs; a special division of the Metro City Police Department tasked with the handling of situations involving meta-human adversaries and other super powered threats. Their main headquarters, however, is the helicarrier hovering above the office building at an altitude of 1,000 feet.
- Ellsworth Memorial Hospital: One of Metro City’s primary hospitals, Ellsworth is located directly across from Centennial Park.
- Cain Street Mall: The most popular shopping center in New Troy.
- Metro City University: A prestigious university with a wide range of scholarships and learning programs.
4-E. Park Ridge
Metro City’s oldest suburbs where people and families that cannot afford to live in Bakerline but are well enough off to escape the crime ridden Suicide Slum.
- MCPD 6th Precinct: Metro City Police Department for Park Ridge.
4-F. Queensland Park
Queensland Park is primarily a suburban community consisting of single-family homes and brownstones. It is bordered by the West River to the north, and by the Atlantic Ocean on the east. The Eastern district is a neighborhood known as "Old City", and was established as a Dutch settlement in 1634 by explorer Adrian De Vries. At the time, the settlement was known as De Vries Village but changed it's name to Elizabethtown in the 1700s during British occupation. At this time, Queensland Park grew into a thriving seaport community with a central railroad network branching out to the surrounding areas. During the Revolutionary War, an American patriot from North Bridge named Christopher Vernon destroyed the British navy's access to New Troy, thus delaying their advance to the mainland. The Vernon Memorial Park was erected commemorating the event. After the war, Elizabethtown changed it's name to Old City.
Places of Interest...
- Metro City General Hospital: Following a donation from Nora Hawke, the hospital gained a new hospital wing dedicated to the treatment of patients who display meta-human traits and/or abilities.
- MCPD 3rd Precinct: Metro City Police Department for Queensland Park.
- Queensland Boardwalk & Beach: The Queensland Boardwalk is a public boardwalk and carnival is open to the public.
- Queensland and Clinton Bridges: These bridges connect Queensland Park with New Troy.
4-G. St. Martin's Island
Separated from the greater Metropolitan area, St. Martin’s Island is located in Metro City Bay southeast of Bakerline and slightly northeast of New Troy. St. Martin's Island caters to the wealthiest of the city's denizens, with elaborate art deco homes, large mansions and upper class neighborhoods.
Other Locations of Interest in, or near, Metro City...
- Metro City Chinatown: Chinatown is the Asian district of Metro City with Asian architectural buildings and markets. It is also a haven for magic-oriented groups and forces. It features a number of magic shops, cafes, electronic shops and chinese theatres along with it’s very own Police Department known as the MCPD 8th Precinct.
- Metro City Hall: This place is the center of Metro City’s Mayor-Council of local government.
- Metro City Banks: A number of banks exist in most borough’s of the city.
- Metro City Museum of Art: Holding the finest art pieces around the world. Although this is not the only art museum in Metro City, it’s the largest one.
- Metro Courthouse: This courthouse has seen many criminals and innocents put on trial.
- Metro City Urgent Care Hospital: This hospital boasts the fastest response times in Metro City.
- Central Auxilary Operations Dam,Hydro Planet & Water Treatment Facility: Retaining the ocean surrounding Metro City-proper, the dam connects with the Metro City Hydro Plant and Water Treatment Facility.
Stryker's Island Penitentiary
Located on the island of the same name just south of New Troy’s east end and North of Queensland Park’s east end, Stryker's Island Penitentiary is the largest prison facility on the east coast. Built as a maximum security facility in response to the growing level of criminal threats after Meta-Humans, Mutants, aliens and the like appeared in Metro City, the penitentiary houses some of the worst offenders that Metro City has to offer. It is also designed to contain various super-powered individuals as well. Daily tours of the facility are provided to help supplement the rising costs of staff, maintenance and upkeep.
-Jules Verne Extra-Terrestrial Museum
-Hawke Industries Science Explorarium (In the CVU, this is the SharrCorp Science Explorarium)
-A number of orphanages
Metro City Baseball Teams:
-Metro Blue Stockings
-Metro Meteors (National League)
-Metro City Metros
Metro City Football Teams:
-Metro Meteors (National Conference)
-Metro City Metros
-Metro University Bulldogs
Metro City Hockey:
6. Metro City Rules
Rule 1: No destroying Metro City, please. I’ll allow small scale destruction, but anything larger than a building being destroyed requires my permission. Please direct all PM’s to ParagonxXx. If I do not respond in a day or so, then the answer is no.
Rule 2: Please don’t destroy, or do hostile takeovers, of any of the main businesses or corporations without my permission. If it’s a player owned business, then please ask them if it’s okay with them. And if you want to steal something, please don’t walk through all of the defenses, police force, etc, as if they are nothing.
Rule 3: This is for the villains out there. For story reasons, please no conquering Metro City and being it’s ruler without permission from me first. Same goes for any of the borough’s, including Suicide Slum.
Rule 4: No auto hitting, no Godmoding, no teleporting, no moving Metro City, etc, without my permission.
Rule 5: Have fun!
Rule 6: Please obey the normal forum rules.
Anyone may come and play here, set up their own business, be a hero, be a villain, etc. Metro City is open to all.
Disclaimer: Some of the information here is from a wiki. What the wiki lacked, I filled in with info from the tabletop RPG known as Century Station. I did this only to give players a city location based on DC’s Metropolis and to Role-Play within it. I do not claim any of this as my own creation because it is not.