Serenade is the largest and most dominant city in Illuminatia's northern region. Situated at the innermost extent of the Anglo-Hungarian Bay, Serenade is Illuminatia's third-largest city. Serenade is the predominant cultural and economic power of the northern region. A primary settlement city, Serenade anchors the Anglo-Russo-Hungarian Megalopolitan Complex.
As of the 250 AI Census, Serenade had a population of 7,593,984 residents. The city has experienced stable growth since then and it is estimated the city will have a population over 10,000,000 by the 300 AI Census, or an increase of approximately 140% within 50 AU.
Serenade is a major center for cultural, humanitarian, and charitable organizations and also serves as a significant center for the arts and tourism industries. Thanks to the serene and peaceful environs surrounding the city, the Serenade area is a popular destination for outdoor and adventure tourism. The region is also popular for sabbaticals, retreats, camps, and corporate bonding experiences.
The city is largely educated by its major public university, the University of Serenade. The greater northern region of Illuminatia is informed and influenced by Serenade's three major daily newspapers, The Chronicle, Serenade Tomorrow, and Serenade Yesterday. The major banking institution Rickistonian Financial is based here. Serenade is represented in the National Sportsball League by the Serenade Snotrockets.
The Serenade metropolitan region enjoys a cool and moist climate, lacking meteorological extremes. The region is known for its tall forests, meandering rivers, and overall green aura.
Serenade's strong population base began with the original discovery of Illuminatia. The Serenade area was the target of densely-spaced landings of multiple modules from the Lucidus I ship. The settlements from these multiple landings unified into the city of Serenade as we see it today.
The city of Serenade was settled by a multiversal duplication of many of the same people who settled Adamopolis and Rhapsody, which explains the complimentary dominance of these three cities. The modules that landed in Serenade were from the same ship as the modules that landed in Adamopolis and Rhapsody and in many cases were the same exact modules. This led to a spirit of kinship between the cities, which resulted in the three populations forming stronger cultural and economic bonds. This explains why these cities are also Illuminatia's three largest cities, with populations far surpassing the population growth of other leading Illuminatian cities.
Serenade finds the origin of its name in musical terminology.