Did You Know? - Ectaghan Capitals

The nation of Ectagha (Z- USA/Canada) has had three capital cities over the centuries:

  • First Landing: the oldest city in Ectagha, was founded by pilgrims from Laraenia. First Landing served as Ectagha's capital, cultural and commercial hub, and primary port for nearly a thousand years, until the extreme decline of the city and the surrounding state of Desdemona caused the national government to relocate to the brand-new city of Istapolis in the late Fourth Era. (Learn more about the decline of First Landing in the new Virtuetown storyline).  
  • Istapolis: a planned, purpose-built city on Ectagha's beautiful eastern coast in the state of New Faur, nestled between the mountains and the sea. Istapolis was completely destroyed at the beginning of the Great War, but quickly rebuilt after the war as a symbol of Ectagha's recovery. The national government fled Istapolis just hours before the massive firebombing campaign that leveled the city.
  • Unareos: the current capital of Ectagha. Originally a dusty waypoint town in the frontier state of Mandrake, Unareos was chosen as a temporary wartime site to host the national government. Unareos was chosen because its deep inland location and inhospitably hot climate would make it difficult for invading armies to capture. The government never followed through on their plan to return to Istapolis, as the World Assembly made that city their headquarters (indeed, even repurposing the restored Ectaghan Capitol Building as their new primary office.) Unareos quickly grew from a sleepy frontier town to a bustling metropolis, although most Ectaghans still scoff at their country's rough-and-tumble capital city- even the national government refuses to acknowledge their own presence in the city in any official documents, and continually refuses to budget federal funding to improve the city's nearly non-existent public transit and other services.