The Capital of Cascadia and home of the Conglomerate Board. The corporate houses have their main headquarters here, and most employs in the city are hiCaste or eXecs, working in administration and finance. Glass might stand as a symbol of Conglomerate beauty, but the true seat of power is Cascadia Prime.
Employs in Aurora are constantly reminded of the OmniStat threat. The city consists of one half of a once greater sprawl which sits across the polluted river forming part of the border between Cascadia and OmniStat. The other half now lies within OmniStat, and out of the one hundred bridges once connecting the two only one remain. It's heavily guarded, as is the whole border, by an abundance of automated defence systems and KrugerDef sentries.
Hale was once a small mining-town but little remains of those bygone days and it's now a city of millions. Located far up in the mountains, Hale gets to experience the most severe weather changes in all of Cascadia. The architecture reflects the austere conditions and Hale employs take pride in their hardiness. Surrounded by mineral mines, Hale is one of the two major resource hubs of Cascadia and it's completely dominated by Kruger Holding.
Liberta is the second of the two main resource hubs in Cascadia, focusing on consumer goods rather than the material used to produce them. It sits, like Cascadia Prime, in the middle of the Greylands and it's the second largest city after Cascadia Prime, both Pirandello and Anansi Groups have a heavy presence here.
Located close to the border of Sabaeus, Neridia Nova prides itself on being the site of the Neridian Concord, which ended the civil war fifty years ago. Kruger Holding has a formidable presence here and one of their largest KrugerDef compounds is located not far from the city. Its many midCaste employs are used to maintaining a constant vigilance against Sabaeus missionaries who now and then sneak across the border to propagate their beliefs until caught and put away.
Glass stands as a pristine symbol of Conglomerate greatness – the very antithesis of the featureless OmniStat architecture. Silvine maintains a strong presence in this city where the hiCaste almost outnumber the midCaste, and as the ultimate achievement of Conglomerate architectural ingenuity Sky City stretches to the clear skies – a tangible reminder of the rewards to be reaped for those willing to make the necessary sacrifices.
Val is the opposite of Glass – the last city in Cascadia to be refurbished in accordance with Conglomerate ideals it still sports many buildings from the OmniStat era and this is also ironically where KrugerSec is working the hardest to root out OmniStat support. Most employs here are loCaste and general conditions are only marginally better than in the Greylands hamlets or massCondos of the foodDomes.