Relay Station 315
Relay Station 315, better known colloquially as "Three-Fifteen", is a ruined science, power and communication's hub in the eastern part of the Morvatian Peninsula, better known by it's modern name, the Akelan Wastes. Thanks to the huge shadow power plants on site, it was utterly devastated in the Cataclysm.
In the modern day, the ruins are heavily polluted by shade and very dangerous.
Technological treasure trove
With the cataclysm destroying over 99% of the world, a lot of technology was lost along with most of the population. This makes these ruins of old valuable equipment and technology desirable to wastelanders and citizens alike.
While the core of the zone is little more than a glassed crater, over 95% of the shadowscars of the world are partially ruined and have a lot of recoverable equipment and knowledge. Relay Station 315 is no different.
"RS Three-Fifteen" was an industrial and science center providing the majority of power for the western peninsula and housed many scientific installations ran by many different corporations and governments. Tens of thousands of people worked here, both with running the power plants, performing science or substantial maintenance crew.
The primary purpose was a very large power generation station, but the location ad geography around the power plant was ideal for building large structures necessary for massive projects. The area around 315 was flat and steppe-like, providing good stability for larger buildings and large ground structures.
The attractive location and geography made 315 grow exponentially into a tech center, employing over 75 000 people at its peak.
With the large concentration of shadow power plants and stored shade in the area, the Cataclysm hit 315 especially hard. With the large amount of energy crashing through the veil, hitting the power plants, the explosive energy was unlike anything ever seen on Dunia.
The explosion ignited the unstable shade stored near the powerplants, and a ball of plasma, 45km wide, formed within a second, vaporizing almost anything within range. The ball grow fast, slamming into the dome, 60km above, making it sizzle and glow.
Nothing and no one survived the devastation, and a crater over a kilometer wide, was all that was left of the power plants. Many structures near and around 315 were leveled. Most of what survived was underground bunkers and facilities.
The energy of the explosion made the ground splash like water, damaging even the underground structures. Anything within 10-20km from center of the explosion was leveled.
The extreme concentration of shade igniting created a toxic corruption zone over 200km wide. These zones are known as "Shadowscars" and anything in these locations is either killed by the shade toxins or horribly mutated and disfigured into shadebeast.
315 is highly attractive to wastelanders and corporate interests in Fusion City alike. There is a veritable treasure trove of technology, research and equipment all over the entire zone.
Unfortunately, the shade corruption and shattered buildings make it exceptionally dangerous to traverse the zone. On top of that, mutated beasts and other monstrosities roam the zone and in their crazed state they will attack virtually anything entering their territory.
Due to the extreme amounts of shade corruption in the zone, exploring it is difficult. Because of it's size, traveling into the zone in order to get anything of value is infeasible due to exposure. The zone is so large that even with vehicles you'll suffer fatal exposure before you reach the valuable areas of the zone.
The Cataclysm was a world-ending event that occured in 2640 due to overuse of shadow energy. It lead to the collapse of the Shadow Realm, a neighboring dimension. The force of the collapse destroyed most of the world.
The wastelands outside the cities. A toxin-ridden desert, populated only by the exiled, monsters and mutants.