- 1,835,603 (250 AI Census)
- 4,000,000 (300 AI estimate)
Primary trading partners: Serenade, Lark Ascending, Nocturne, Ave Maria, Mozart
Sonata is the second-largest and northernmost major city in Illuminatia's Anglo-Russo-Hungarian Megalopolitan Complex. Situated on the eastern shore of the Anglo-Hungarian Bay, Sonata is Illuminatia's ninth-largest city.
Sonata is a dense urban city situated adjacent to the most northern extent of the Anglo-Hungarian Bay and marks the furthest northerly reach of the megalopolitan complex named after the water body. Sonata is a leading center in the arts and cultural industries, known for its renowned art galleries, museums, performance venues. Sonata's largest institution of higher education is North Bay University, while the city's most-attended primary educational institution is the Northern Comprehensive Educational Facility.
Sonata is also a hotbed of publishing and journalism. The city's leading newspaper is the Sonata Adviser. Influential financial institutions based here include the Sonata Bursary. The Disassociated Press, an association of newspapers and other news publications, is also based here.
Sonata is represented in the National Sportsball League by the Sonata Mouthbreathers, which plays home games in 175,000-seat Respiration Stadium near the city's central quarter.
As of the 250 AI Census, Sonata had a population of 1,835,603 residents. The city has experienced significant growth since then and it is estimated the city will have a population over 4,000,000 by the 300 AI Census, or an increase of approximately 250% over 50 AU.
A site of a handful of landings from the third multiversal duplication of the Lucidus I ship, Sonata is a primary settlement city. The multiple landings at this site following the Lucidus termination event allowed Sonata to grow at a faster rate than primary settlement cities seeded with only one landing.
Sonata, like many of Illuminatia's largest cities, finds the origin of its name in musical terminology.