Sunless Sea 2: Electric Boogaloo
THE GRAND CITY OF EXCULTUS bastion of civilization in a wild darkness. "Deep, dark and marvelous. All voyages start here: and this is where successful voyages end.”
Major Aspects of Excultus:
The Wolfstack Docks: Where most trade enters and leaves the great city. Home to the offices of the admiralty. The area is full of all those who have business, both wholesome and otherwise, and some who would seek to prey on the unsuspecting. Dangerous, but lively, shadows here are generally left unexplored, and almost everyone is heading quickly from one place to another.
The University: Academics are a dangerous lot, but thankfully you almost never see them. They stay within the walls of their fortress of knowledge, and venture out but rarely. The only people you are likely to speak to from the university are either the front desk staff, or the back door “acquisitions officers.” Only a select few are ever allowed to enter the building, but once inside the often accomplish great things, sometimes they even survive their projects.
The Shuttered Palace: Said to belong to someone called The Traitor Empress, it is shuttered and it stays that way. Few hazard guesses at what may be inside.
The Bazaar: The beating heart of commerce in the Neath. The spires and domes of this great building soar into the sky above Excultus, the eerie light from the shimmering sigils scrawled across them highlighting their outlines in the dark. Anything you could ever want can be bought or sold somewhere within the labyrinth of shops and stalls. Need Parabola linen from the dream lands of Irem? A crate of human souls? A clay man servant? 400 sandwiches shaped like anatomically correct knee joints? You can find it all in the Bazaar. There are certain items that are restricted or forbidden, but that usually just means that they are much harder to find, and their price is perhaps not always so easily measured.
The Brass Embassy: The Embassy of the infernal in Excultus. Hell has a finger in every pie.
The Forgotten Quarter: A section of the city that was lost. Well, not entirely. You can find it occasionally, usually not where you are looking for it. It tends to move around, and even those most familiar with it have trouble remembering exactly what is in it. Home to many mysteries, and even a few answers, the Forgotten Quarter is considered one of the most dangerous locations in Excultus, if for no other reason than nobody can quite remember what it looks like.