West Coast Megalopolitan Complex
|West Coast Megalopolitan Complex|
The West Coast Megalopolitan Complex is one of Illuminatia's largest collections of major cities and metropolitan areas, centered along the central western coast of the continent and extending inland to include population centers along rivers and tributaries emptying into the central western oceanic basin.
The population of the megalopolitan complex exceeded 9 million people as of the 250 AI Census and is estimated to surpass 16 million people at the 300 AI Census, making it the fourth-largest of Illuminatia's conurbations and the largest west of the Transilluminatian Range.
The megalopolitan complex is anchored by Rhapsody. Other major cities contributing to the region include Rhythm, Hendrix, Rollins, Gershwin, and Copland. The region benefits from a strong self-sustaining economy independent of strong ties to the Adamopolis, Serenade, or the Brookeview Bay regions thanks to its geographic separation and cohesive identity rooted in ancestry.
The region surrounding along this stretch of coast grew from settlements sparked by numerous landings from the Lucidus mission. Original settlers in the region came from the second multiversal duplication of Lucidus survivors from the Lucidus I ship, forming a compact ancestry based both in multiversal identity and shipmate cohesion.