Thunderscape: The Cogswheel Irregulars
Though mechamagic existed since the days of Columbey, the nation has embraced it like never before under Urbane’s rule. Most of Urbana’s factories and manite refineries are located here in Smoketown, named for the omnipresent blue-gray haze that always hangs over this part of the city. This district is the most heavily overpopulated in Mekanus. For lack of space, the city has begun to rely on advanced architectural techniques to expand upward. From a distance, Smoketown resembles a small city of towers and belching smokestacks.
As industry is the lynchpin of Urbane’s campaign against the Darkfall, the industrial areas of this district are relatively well-patrolled, and the refineries are always guarded by Shadow Army soldiers. The residential areas are markedly less well protected, with little care given to the safety of the city’s laborers.