Tokyo, or “Eastern Capital”, is a megacity founded in YE 29 on Jiyuu III (Jiyuu). It was historically the capital of the Star Army of Yamatai's Fifth Expeditionary Fleet and later the United Outer Colonies before being nearly annihilated by the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX) in the Second Mishhuvurthyar War. It was annexed by the Yamatai Star Empire after the UOC was deemed a defunct state in YE 33.
Expansions to the metropolis have been in progress since YE 36, but efforts to restore the original damaged section of the city only ramped up in YE 39 when it was given to Kage Yaichiro by the Yamatai Star Empire's Department of Land and Homes. The city's reconstruction was deemed complete in YE 40, just in time to accept refugees from the Ketsurui Military Sector.
Tokyo is constructed on two tropical landmasses just north of the equator, split apart by a body of water known as the Motoyoshi Channel. The original 88 Districts of the Tokyo Metropolis, referred to as Furui (Old) Tokyo or (more recently) Himawari (Sunflower) Tokyo, are located on the western side in a rough hexagon. While there is significant beach front land on the east and southeast of this area, the remainder of the areas are adjacent to fields, tropical forests, and hills.
The 20 Districts of the eastern half of the city, known as Atarashi (New) Tokyo, is across the channel and connected by a number of underground roads that traverse underneath the body of water. This is supplemented by some above ground bridges, but care has been taken to minimize environmental impact. The north, east, and northwest areas of Atarashi Tokyo have significant beach access, with the south having access to forests and fields which are slightly flatter than the hilly areas around Himawari Tokyo.
After the destruction of Taiie in YE 29, the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet needed to regroup and rebuild. This required a new capital, which would become Tokyo. This version of Tokyo (consisting of what is currently Himawari Tokyo) was completed later that year on Jiyuu III (Jiyuu) as the seat of the Fifth Expeditionary Fleet and its Taisho, Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko. A civilian populace grew as planets in the area were expanded to, forming what would become known as the Yugumo Cluster. Of course, not all was well.
Even in these early days, the Mishhuvurthyar subverted parts of the new nation by means fair and foul. Groups such as the Hanabusa Tributary and the Tange clan were used to cause tension and act on behalf of the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX) in some cases. This, combined with legitimate concerns over politics and the conduct of the Yamatai Star Empire in various endeavors past and present, led eventually to a split from the Yamatai Star Empire. Tokyo became the capital of a new nation, the United Outer Colonies, later in YE 30.
Black flag operations by the Tange clan along with continued efforts to subvert the fledgling nation eventually led to a civil war between the Tange-led Black Coats and the United Outer Colonies Peacekeeping Forces in YE 32, contributing to the decline of the nation and allowing the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX) to attack Tokyo directly. The city was heavily damaged and irradiated in places, with evacuations being conducted and the territory returning to the Yamatai Star Empire in YE 33 after the UOC was labeled a defunct state.
Not all of Tokyo's citizens left or would stay away for long. Starting in YE 36, a new section of Tokyo to the east of the old city would be built. It would be dubbed Atarashi (New) Tokyo, and the older city would be considered Furui (Old) Tokyo at the time. Construction on the old section would be neglected until YE 39 when the old city's original architect, Kage Yaichiro, obtained personal ownership of Furui Tokyo from the Yamatai Star Empire's Department of Land and Homes and began a cleanup and reconstruction operation. People could assist in exchange for salvaged goods or even a place to live in the new city, and Yaichiro's Sunflower Corporation would be created initially to assist in the restoration and maintenance of infrastructure. Sunflowers would be used for the radiation cleanup process, and the Sunflower (Himawari) would officially become a new symbol for Tokyo in YE 40. Some would start to use the terms Furui Tokyo and Himawari Tokyo interchangeably at this point depending on personal preference, though Himawari Tokyo is gradually becoming a more common term on signage and correspondence in an effort to re-establish the older part of the city as relevant.
Tokyo is a massive city arranged in 108 hexagonal Districts split between a newer and older part of the city. Each district is a hexagon 40km x 44km tall, and has an area of 1,760 km2. 88 Districts in its western older section are collectively called Furui (Old) Tokyo or more recently Himawari (Sunflower) Tokyo (154,880 km2). Atarashi (New) Tokyo (35,200 km2) consists of the 20 Districts to the east. The districts are all numbered from a central central district, outward and clockwise. Himawari Tokyo's central district is District 1, while Atarashi Tokyo's central district is District 89. The Tokyo Metropolis a total area of 190,080 km2.
The population of Atarashi Tokyo was 170 million as of YE 39, with an average of 8.5 million per District for a density of ~4,829.5 people per km2 without strain. With extrapolation, it is suspected that the entirety of the Tokyo Metropolitan area will reasonably sustain 918 million with the same density and could readily sustain a population of well above a billion people once repairs and upgrades are complete.
Each district has several common locations. There is the Main District Building, where administration occurs, at the center of the District. The ones in Districts 1 and 89 are larger, serving as hubs for Himawari Tokyo and Atarashi Tokyo respectively. District 1's is the largest. These also have shelters and places for physical records.
There are also Response Stations which serve as a hybridized Police/EMS/Fire Control headquarters, usually run by the appropriate agencies. There is also a medical hospital in each District, which is a common practice site for Star Army medical personnel before they finish their medical training. Civilian doctors are also encouraged to operate in these locations. There are also train stations, shelters, schools, universities, utilities, a small spaceport, and a courthouse for each District.
Each District has its own unique locations and aspects as well, which can be found or added in the below table. New district names and new places can be added as thought up/needed, though it should be noted that Yaichiro is the current owner/landlord for Districts 1-88 unless otherwise stated.
|District Number||District Name||Points of Interest||Notes|
|001||Motoyoshi-cho||Tokyo Administrative Building, Tokyo Spaceport, Yamatai Security Agency Tokyo Headquarters||Named for Motoyoshi Katsuko, this is the Core Administrative District of Tokyo as a whole and also administrates Himawari Tokyo's regional functions.|
|002||Himawari-cho||Tokyo Memorial, Tokyo Memorial Cemetery, Himawari Park, Himawari Broadcasting, Sunflower Corporation Headquarters||This was one of the most irradiated areas of Tokyo and was decontaminated in part by the sunflowers for which the District is named. The dead killed in the Peacekeeper/Black Coat conflict and the SMX attack in Tokyo are interred and memorialized here, and it is where people pay their respects to the fallen.|
|010||Adlich-cho||Motoyoshi Fleet Yards Production Plant, Sunflower Corporation Southern Complex, Adlich Military Spaceport, Kyoto Steakhouse South|
|013||Motoyoshi Fleet Yards Labs, Sunflower Corporation Western Complex|
|016||Akina-cho||Sunflower Corporation Northern Complex, Akina Military Spaceport, Kyoto Steakhouse North|
|019||Sunflower Corporation Eastern Complex|
|028||Masayoshi-cho||Tokyo Municipal Police Force Headquarters, Tokyo MFP Academy, Tokyo Prison||This site was formerly known as Tange-cho, but has been renamed after their crimes into a term reflecting “Justice”. It is where the police are trained, headquartered, and where prisoners are kept.|
|037||Mitsuya-cho||Motoyoshi Saito's Residence, Eastern Tokyo Spaceport|
|058||Akanami-cho||Chusa Chuck's Bar and Grill, Squishy Orb (Love) Hotel, Power Pachinko Parlor, Fun Times Arcade (Koya), Suds Onsen (Soap House)||This area is the red-light district of the city, accessible by road and by sea. It is considered an irony that the name translates to “red wave” referencing its appearance at sunset and possibly its nature as a red-light district. Good drink and fine women can be found here in various establishments, as can very good local food. There is more traffic in the form of Dekotora and Itasha, the latter sometimes above ground where they are more likely to be noticed. The On'nin Ikemen - 隠人イケ面 are attempting to gain a foothold here.|
|059||Natsunami-cho||Big Catch Fishing Company, Natsunami Warehouse Complex, Natsunami Shipping, Natsunami Harbor||This is a district with dock access to the sea via harbors. Heavy shipping between the two halves of the city is conducted via these docks. The shipping company and the local warehouses, along with the fishing company, all share dock access. It is named for the “summer wave” as the tropical area seems to be in a permanent summer. Dekotora Trucks are more common here as the On'nin Ikemen - 隠人イケ面 are attempting to gain a foothold and use it to funnel goods into the neighboring Akanami-cho.|
|060||Katsura-cho||Kage Yaichiro's Tokyo residence, Jiyuu Senator's (formerly UOC Prime Minister's) residence, Katsura Beach, Katsura Harbor||Named for Tange-Katsura Ayana, the name was kept in recognition of her services before eventually vanishing by the hand of the treacherous Tange clan. This is a well-developed area with lots of high value real estate, a nice beach rivaling Midorinami Beach in its quality, and a harbor to the north for fishing and commerce.|
|061||Midorinami-cho||Red Tsubaki Tokyo Regional Headquarters, Tokyo Bay Seafood Restaurant, Midorinami Beach, Midorinami Harbor||Named for the green waves that crash on the beach, this district is intrinsically tied to the sea. It has a very resort-like feel and is a noted vacation spot. The Tokyo Bay Seafood Restaurant is noteworthy for having an undersea dining area.|
|068||Southern Tokyo Spaceport|
|074||Ammo Aiko's Gun Expo and Shooting Range, Old Shoemaker's Technology Museum|
|075||Western Tokyo Spaceport, Tokyo Sports Arena Complex, Tokyo Telemedia|
|077||Jiyuu's Jovial Amusement Park|
|078||Wasuremono Koharu's (Ketsurui Chiharu's) Residence|
|082||Northern Tokyo Spaceport|
|089||Mochizuki-cho||Atarashi Tokyo Administrative Building, Atarashi Tokyo Spaceport||Named for Senator Mochizuki Shiori, this is the Administrative District of Atarashi Tokyo.|
It is notable that most of the major infrastructure for the city is located underground, save for lighting, walkways, some smaller roads, and other miscellaneous measures. The rebuilt Tokyo was explicitly designed not to fall again to siege or attack from above, using lessons learned from her previous fall as well as from The Battle of Yamatai. Much of the underground and underwater structure is made of or covered by Yama-Dura, which fights against deterioration with its regenerative properties, with layers of Yarvex used for waterproofing even in cases of severe damage.
These areas were chiefly created in part by the use of Multi-Purpose Nanomachines, Type 39 in the ground below the water table, though this was closely and heavily monitored and controlled to comply with regulations and other safety concerns. Much of this was conducted by Kage Yaichiro's company, Sunflower Corporation, which was created initially to cater to Tokyo's reconstruction efforts.
Buildings in Tokyo, even those which were present before the reconstruction, have basements which are multiple floors deep. Typically, they are made either of conventional materials or of Durandium Alloy and Transparent Durandium. In various cases they can be used as shelters and tend to be the location of garages. Public and civilian parking tends to be down here, as do connections to power, water, and sanitation. The roofs and balconies of such buildings often have gardens for self-sufficiency, mirroring Kyoto's own 'victory gardens'.
Tokyo's parks and walkway system is extensive, designed around the prospect that people do and should spend time outside and walk to destinations which are close by. The community is meant to be a public and open place rather than a site where a bunch of people stay in their own little boxes with blinders on, and the design of the city's districts reflects this. It is not at all unusual to find regional festivals and street vendors along these walkways. While there is a lot of plant life as well, including Sakura trees, a notable presence are sunflowers found in Himawari (or Furui) Tokyo. This is a symbol of the restoration of the old city, as well as a new symbol of the city itself.
Tokyo's surface roads are small and scenic, but they do not contain the bulk of the city's traffic. Most traffic movement above ground is by walking, floating, bicycles, mopeds, and in some cases motorcycles and small cars. Most travel is done underground in a multi-layer system which travels in eight directions instead of merely four. By being able to travel diagonally instead of in merely four directions, travel times in Tokyo are notably reduced and road density is extremely high to account for the high population. Though underground, the air is constantly circulated and scenic volumetric projections can be created to emulate the surface. Vehicles are also often automated, making accidents a profoundly rare occurrence that happens typically when an non-automated system is employed.
Railways operate in the same manner. Public trains tend to be blue or green with many windows, while military trains are periwinkle or sometimes black with fewer windows. It is also possible to have small private trains, so long as they abide by the railway control system. Movement of items and equipment within Tokyo is rapid and cost-effective as a result of this. The road and rail systems connect not only both parts of Tokyo together, but they also connect to and persist in the Jiyuu Fleet Depot and what may eventually be a base in the Motoyoshi Channel between the two halves of Tokyo.
There are also docks on the shores of the two halves of Tokyo which allow for sea access if desired, and assorted other small spaceports within the city for aerospace access.
Toshiro created this article on 2018/04/19 16:18.
It was GM approved by Wes (4/21/2018) and NTSE approved by Ametheliana (4/24/2018) here: