"The Enigmatic Cerulean Jewel" Also known as, Solace City; is a "City-Island" resting in the center of the Indonesian Archipelago. It's geographic location in the Indian Ocean makes it native to the continent of Asia. Administratively, it is a city-class constituency and is governed by the Solace City Council.
Monday, March 28, 2005; a powerful earthquake ripped through Northern Sumatra, registering an 8.6 on the Richter Scale. The earthquake lasted for about two minutes. In the twenty-four hours immediately after the event, there were eight major aftershocks, measuring between 5.5 and 6.0.
Despite the proximity of the epicenter to that for the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, it ruptured a separate segment of the Sunda megathrust and was most likely triggered by stress changes associated with that earlier event.
The earthquake caused great concern around the Indian Ocean that it might trigger a tsunami similar to the massive one generated three months earlier by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on 26 December 2004. Evacuations were carried out in coastal regions of Thailand, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. This earthquake, however, produced a relatively tiny tsunami.
In the six months that followed the quake, Seismologist probing the area, noticed the formation of small islands resting just below the surface of the ocean. It was hypothesized that increased tectonic activity could result in the formation of another subcontinental landmass.
The hypothesis was correct, In 2009 the first peak of the underwater landmass broke the surface. Despite being in Indonesia, The United Kingdom were the first country to land on the Island.
Initially, it was stated that the Island was uninhabitable, because of the possibility of the island being plagued by earthquakes.
Indonesia didn't claim the Island, resulting in it's dormancy.
Wealthy business owners from nearby China, and Wesley Weston III; begin to invest in the creation of a city; despite the risk. After years of development Solace City was introduced to the World.
Modern Day: Solace City
Over 100,000 people are crammed onto the small island. Though the population tends to be diverse, there is a heaven American presence; because of contracts. Because there is no surrounding countryside, all types of infrastructure are imported from nearby India. Fresh water is provided by desalinated ground water, Electricity is supplied by diesel generators.
The central island is heavily urbanized, with the built-up area taking up essentially its entire landmass. There are seven smaller islands surrounding the main, that are still considered
to be part of the city. These wards are used for specific reasons such as: The Prison, The Slaveyards, The Water treatment plant, The shipping yard, the airport, the mall, and the stadium.
Cars and other vehicles aren't seen as a commodity to those native to the island, typically the wealthy business owners; or visitors are known to drive them. Motorized scooters, and Speed Boats, and Canoes; are a favorite amongst the natives. Because the distribution of physical money is deemed costly, the people of Solace City, have implanted RFID chips, that protect them from the loss of personal items. With the RFID chip, they can make purchases without physically caring money.
The Solace City Police Department, are a privatized police department owned by, an unknown financier; they have wavering morals, and tend to arrest without reason.
The SCCC, was inspired by, Zone 6; it's positioned the furthest from the main island, and can only be accessed via a ferry; or flight. Though the Center is meant to contain Mutant, or Super Human individuals; the regular populace . The Prison is heavily guarded, by the SCPD.
Tetradenthatite is a manufactured drug being distributed to the youth, it works much like bath salts; rendering the youth completely unaware. The drug gives mutant-like powers to people; before deteriorating the brain.
Slaves are brought over from the poorer Asian nations. They work outside Solace City, for the benefit of the City; they are not equipped with RFID chips, and are not allowed onto the main island. They may buy their freedom after a set amount of time. Slaves are considered sub-human, and have less rights then prostitutes do.
The prostitutes also live on the island, and are forbidden to mingle with the slaves. The prostitutes are usually owned by more than one boss.
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