Kyoto is a megacity on Planet Yamatai and the capital of the Yamatai Star Empire. Over 2.5 billion people make their homes here, usually in micro-apartments. It was built in YE 25 on the site of the destroyed capital of Geshrinopolis.
Kyoto is known for:
Most people in Kyoto don't own cars. Even still, on-site parking can be difficult to find but there are many garages and an extensive, efficient public transportation system.
Kyoto is located in a flat plain some 415 km west of the Sea of Coriolis and follows the course of the Ketsurui River. The river runs to its east, and the city covers over 50 kilometers to meet it.
Kyoto is in a moist area that results in it having large amount of rainfall. On the eastern continent, the same latitude has a rainforest. However, due to various geographic factors, Kyoto is, on average, abnormally cool for its location relative to the equator. In fact, Kyoto gets surprising amounts of frequent snow during the winter, owing to a complex jetstream system that often brings down artic air from the North to mix with Kyoto's usual moisture. The easy availability of water was a key factor in the location of the original Geshrinopolis.
After the Elysian Celestial Navy destroyed Yamatai's capital, Geshrinopolis, during the Fourth Elysian War, the nation was without a capital. Ketsurui Yui ordered the construction of a new capital city on the same site. Kyoto was built there in YE 25. It sits on a territorial line between a military state and a civilian state, dividing the city in half. Since it was built, it has grown exponentially.
In YE 34, Kyoto's outskirts were attacked in The Battle of Yamatai by an overconfident NMX invasion force, leading to the the end of the Second Mishhuvurthyar War. In YE 35, Reikan Park was created for hosting the next International Relations Conferences.
The megacity has several notable districts:
Tall skyscrapers offer sweeping views and endless opportunities for entertainment. At ground-level, millions of shops of every type are lined up with narrow storefronts lined up with signs in several languages, many of which have elevators leading to expansive sales floors in the stories above or below.
At night, Kyoto oozes sex. It's filled with bars and clubs, hotels from the lewdest to the grandest, and erotic services running a gamut from massages to full service brothels.
Easily recognizable by its white stone buildings and grey stone rooftops, the Imperial District is built in a stately style and is home of the government of the Yamatai Star Empire. There are no skyscrapers in the imperial district and it is considered the “old” part of the Kyoto.
The Old Shopping Districts is located close to the Imperial District and is filled with shorter buildings built in a historic style with brick or wooden frames and tiled roofs.
The military district of Kyoto is not normally accessible to civilians (unless they work there), although veterans may be allowed in when the security level is not elevated. Its buildings are made of stone, brick, concrete, and metal and tend to have a fortress-like look to them.
The Riverside district is located in the east of the city, alongside the Ketsurui River, and houses the more wealthier people of the city. Its buildings feature many artistic influences, and it distinguishes itself from the skyscrapers in the main city by its bigger houses and lack of skyscrapers.
Kyoto Spaceport is part of the PAINT mass transportation system and has a terminal operated by the Star Army of Yamatai. It has flights to Fort Minori, Planet Nataria for military personnel and White Harbor Station, Anisa for everyone.
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