If geography is destiny, then Remnant City has a big destiny coming. At least as big as the Titan Wreck it is built around. Located at the mid-point of the Great Network, Remnant City is a major regional trading hub and forerunner of the Five City Alliance. It is built on the bones of a Battle Remnant so massive its height is simply listed as ‘several hundred metra tall.’ This humanoid behemoth is what gives the city-state its name and its claim to the big time.
Some call Remnant City the center of civilization; others call it the deepest cesspool in the Broken Lands. It is the largest city-state in the known world, larger than even the Yazdgerd capital of Parivia. It is also the dirtiest, most dangerous, and most corrupt. Its main trade is salt, followed closely by slaves. The city is privately run by a coalition of merchant families known collectively as the Syndics who each represent a major commodity.
- Remnant City is a massive sprawl mainly because of the constant disagreements between the merchant families. The best Houses occupy the ring around the Godhead and the highways. The lesser houses fight over the scraps. It is not uncommon for district to war against district over access to thoroughfares and tolls.
- Syndic leadership is bitterly shared between House Cadal and House Jaja, whose purview are salt and slaves respectively. As the most influential houses, they serve as the de facto rulers of the city-state.
- The Battle Remnant at the centre of Remnant City is called the Godhead. From it, the Order of Icarium were able to extract the three sacred letters of The Word: H.M.S.
- Icarium and Remnant City regularly quarrel over the Godhead. The Syndics want the Order to reactivate it so that it may be used as a weapon, but the Order refuses to do so as long as the Syndics retain full ownership of it.
- The Yazdgerd Empire offered once to purchase the Godhead. The exact terms are unknown, but the Syndics never rejected the deal, leaving it technically still open to negotiation.
- The Ishinari of Remnant City are all mercenaries in the private employ of the merchant families. As a result, the exact number of Autogenes in the city is never truly certain, but it is a lot.