The world of Bubblegum Crisis is rooted in the city of Megatokyo. The megacity is still
struggling through birthinig pains, and its multi-tiered society is just begining to fray
around the edges. Ten years after Old Tokyo's destruction in the Second Great Kanto
Earthquake, this new mecha of gleaming towers and economic power still bears scars of
disaster, and the problems of urban poverty, and a growing sense of strain become more
visible ever day...
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(United Space Sciences Directorate)
USSD is a branch of the United Nations, specifically tasked with oversight of all orbital operations. They oversee both scientific and commercial operations. Basically, the Law in space. While they have no jurisdiction over
military satellites, it is a violation of the USSD provision of the UN Charter for a member
nation to launch or arm a satellite without USSD's knowledge.
World headquarters of the Global Economic Network of Mankind, Genom Tower the
center of the economic world. It is a self contained, zero-eco-footprint facility. The tower
generates its own power from solar systems scattered around its girth, recycles all other
carbon output through scrubbers and re-purposes all waste into usable material. That's the
marketing, anyway. In reality, it's a man-made Mt. Olympus from where the increasingly
reclusive Quincy Rosenkroitz can look down upon his the city at his feet...
Sometimes affectionately called "the Totem Pole" ADP HQ started life
as just one more large office tower in a city full of them. It survived the earthquake in
2036 with only minimal damage, and was the center of relief and aid efforts in the months
Contained in its levels are motor pools, mechanics bays, offices, training facilities, a very
secure detention center, and aerodrome capable of servicing and coordinating all ADP
helicopter coverage... Truly a wonder of modern efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
A building in the center of Megatokyo's influential fashion district, the Lady's
633 is home to several shops catering to upper class ladies looking for the very latest
styles from all over the world. The building is owned by Celia Stingray. She lives on the
top floor with her brother, Mackie.
No, it's not a strip club. Hot Legs is the current center of the Megatokyo music
scene. All the best local bands play here, and more than one superstar has come from this
humble-seeming hole in the wall.
The Loop is an elevated freeway that completely encircles Tokyo and Yokohama. The
circuit was broken when the Rift formed in the earthquake. It took nearly a year to be
re-routed. It now skirts the Rift entirely.
Tokyo is quit simply out of room. It's always been a crowded city, going back to
the 1800's. Aqua City is a revolutionary attempt to remedy that. It's literally a floating
city out on the surface of Tokyo bay.
"Doctor Raven"or "Professor Raven" as he insists on being called is quite a local character. Internationally recognized as one of the best mechanics in the world, he
still runs a small shop in south-west Tokyo, right near the Rift zone. He's known as a tough
bargainer, and something of a skinflint, but he's also got a heart of solid gold.
The eastern end of the Rift is a wall of detritus and debris. It holds back
the tide, but is inherently unstable. Anyone who lives near the Wall is taking their life in
their hands. Local politicians occasionally try to organize an effort to replace the wall
with a permanent seawall, but after all, it IS only the Rift..
Priss moves fairly frequently, but she always takes her home with her...in the
trailer of an old semi truck. With just enough room for one, two if they're cozy, it seems to
suit her lifestyle.
Where the old Loop highway was broken in the quake. The Break is theoretically
inaccessible, but still there are several dozen suicides from it every year.
While Genom Tower can handle all corporate functions easily, it's never a
good idea to put all your eggs in one basket, or all your data either. This facility is
primarily a backup server farm for the industrial giant. Located in eastern Megatokyo, it is
almost entirely automated.
A posh hotel in the middle of downtown, the St, Regis is where the
celebrities of the world stay. If you's like a room for the night forget it. A cup of coffee
costs and average working man;'s yearly salary...
This nondescript building is home to several legitimate business...but it's
below-ground levels serve as home base for the Knight Sabers. The lowest levels are an
armored bunker that house their command and control center, tech facilities, as well as the
powerful computers they use to help gather intelligence.
Despite it's central location, the rent is cheap. It's also a
short commute... now, if only he'd clean up once in a while!
Near the Loop, it's great for a young lady on the go.
The main office of the largest bank in Japan, Tokyo City Bank is known as the
scene of one of the most spectacular bank robberies in history. Three men who cracked the
programming of several construction boomers. They attempted to rob the vaults and set off a
large explosion to cover their escape. It proved to be less than successful when one of the
re-programmed boomers set the charges off early, blowing them all to smithereens.
A world-class outdoor concert venue and sports arena. Built for the 2040 Olympics,
the Big Egg still sees regular use.
A swanky gym and aerobics club where Lena goes.
Hotel (under construction)
When this gleaming tower is complete, it will be the largest
hotel in the world, but that is still years away.
Romanova's apartment building
Nene used her hacking skills to locate a vacant apartment
with a paid up lease, and then quietly took it over. She's not even making the payments on it
herself, she's routing cask to the landlord through a scheme too complicated to go into.
Only in Megatokyo would you find... a rooftop paintball field. Ironically, the
restaurant one floor down has the best steak in town.
Mary's church (condemned)
A roman catholic church that was abandoned after the
earthquake damaged the structure. New St. Mary's church was built elsewhere, and the old site
was purchased by one Brian J. Mason. He had the old building rebuilt, if not to code than at
least to safety, and uses it as an occasional refuge from the bustle of life.
A large housing area south of the Rift. It's very low-income,
very cheap apartments mostly. The conditions and high crime rate gave the area it;s name,
after the conditions of Dickensian London.
One of over a dozen hospitals scattered throughout the city. This is
the closest to the Rift and Dickensville, and as such is usually quite busy.
of) Whiz Laboratories
Birthplace of the Cyberdroid, and the Boomer. Whiz was destroyed
by an explosion and fire over fifteen years ago.
Using the latest technology, this facility runs cleaner than most nuclear
plants, but still...
Heavy Industries Development Center
It is here that Genom designs and builds the most
successful of its products, the Boomer.
Heavy Industries Shipping Facility
From here, Boomers are shipped all over the world.
International Aerospace port
Domestic and international flights and arrivals...to and
form all over the world, and orbit.
Commercial warehouses. Some owned outright, some
available for lease. Tokyo is still a SEAPORT, after all.
Even before the influx of foreigners to the Tokyo area after earthquake,
Yokohama was known for its large Chinese population. Yokohama's Chinatown district is an
amazing place where multiple Asian cultures collide, and the results are often fascinating.
The largest cemetery in Tokyo.
Cybergenics Tokyo Office (now a Genom subsidiary)
Once the world leader in
protein-based cybernetics and computer AI, Cybergenics is now wholly owned by Genom.