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Neo-Francisco is the first and last of the great megatropolis. It is the most populous city on the planet with a population of over fifty million people. Sometimes known as NF, the city has been the cultural, financial, and meta-magical center of the New Collective Cities since it's development post-Fold. Neo-Francisco's borders cover an enormous expanse of the western coast of The Blighted Lands, occupying much of its remaining habitable land.

Neo-Francisco is the seat of power for most of the northern hemisphere's most powerful creatures. It's inhabitants include The Dread Lich Draxxus Bombastus, Albaloam the Great Golden Dragon of Yix, Unspoken Strex and more.


Before The Fold, Neo-Francisco was a large number of diverse cities, towns, and villages along what is remembered as the American West Coast. Little is known about what they were like, though what records we have indicate a civilization founded upon three principles: Sun, Surf, and Shakes. The specific details of this ethos is debated by scholars to this day.

After The Fold, the city sprang up rapidly as the remaining centers of population took advantage of the new influx of magical power to build a luxurious city of dreams. Guided by the Graffiti Soul, the city became a modernist, hyper-futuristic sprawl. The borders of the city were firmly established by 2102A when the Shadowland Incursive Fleet barricaded the city and encased it in the moon. Upon NF's return from the moon and subsequent peace treaty with the Shadowland Collective, the city has remained within it's substantial borders.


The city spans such an extensive amount of geography that a singular description of it's topology is impossible. The Cities southernmost district, Tottori-Arcana extends into the Blasted Plains, a hilly, rocky desert typified by the Grandest Canyon, then up to what is now the Shadow Valleys, reportedly once a verdant valley, now the bustling center of the megatropolis known as Neo-Francisco Future, hemmed in to the east by The Unconquerable Darkness, Shadowbane. Further north still and the city crawls up the old Mountain Holds, it's skyscrapers teasing the atmosphere from the very top of Kangrank-Nu. Neo-Francisco's western border is the Acid Sea, which is utilized in a variety of ways depending on the district. The sunkissed shores of Surfhalla make it a tourist attraction, while the commercial docks of Neo-Francisco Future are abuzz with container ships carrying meta-magical goods all over The Flattened Sphere.


Overall the city is hugely vertical, with many of the cities districts utilizing a stratification process, where the number of densely packed skyscrapers support a large plate, creating a new "ground". These are colloquially known within Neo-Francisco as Pancakes, and those that live on them as Hoppers. Many of these pancakes are connected through a complex array of roads, grind rails and Gusiver Speed Boost Ramps, allowing transport throughout the city much faster than the ancient ways allowed.


Due to the abnormal number of powerful beings living in the city, NF is home to an inordinate number of palaces, lairs, underground bases, floating obsidian pyramids, negative-zones, and more. Prominent sanctuaries include The Draxxus Experience Arena, Triple Hell, The Pit, O'Laang That Portends The End, Excalibur's Foible, and many, many more.

Additionally, Neo-Francisco is home to every corporate headquarters in the known world, thanks to it's unique livability and lax tax laws. Corporations that maintain offices here include Celulose Realities Inc., Disposable Heroes LLC, DeReg, Spellr, Good Guys Inc, and FantasyUber.