At some point in the multiverse, there exists a fractured, crumbling mega-city formerly known as Edo and some time after that as Tokyo, but currently called Shin-Edo by inhabitants and Neo-Tokyo by outsiders. Shin-Edo is home to samurai and giant robots, wu-jen and yokai, monks and Kami.
|A partly functional station|
The mega-city has suffered(at some point in its distant past) a bizarre cataclysm and portions of the city have been transplanted out of time. Leylines and nexus points criss-cross the night skies of the Shin-Edo; the random rift activity that brings newcomers is a common (near daily) occurrence. The city is largely flooded and overgrown in the dead zones, battlefields dot the area between walled parts of the city: the safe zones. The edges of the city are ringed with wilderness and Mt. Kanda and Mt. Takao stand sentinel over the city. Beyond the edges of the kami and oni-filled wilderness, lies the Mistwall: a passable grey curtain that stretches to the heavens. No one that has passed beyond has ever returned.
Whatever notoriety modern day Tokyo may have as a seismic hotspot does not exist for the people of Neo-Tokyo; natural earthquakes have entirely ceased to be a problem. However, the Edoans are not safe from devastation and destruction; kaiju and daikaiju are ever-present threats. The wards of Shin-Edo are protected by warlords or defenders, equipped with various types of giant robots, mechs or automatons that fight back these colossal destroyers.
Getting around Neo-Tokyo is easy if you have the currency. The rails that have been recovered and create a loose network for travel between safe zones. The rails truly are the safest means of travel. Some of the roads and highways have been recovered, also. However, the roads of Shin-Edo are not nearly so safe as the rails. Gangs of bikers, traps, crumbling roadways and roving beasts all cause havoc on these ancient passes. A great many fisherman and boatmen roam the abundant waterways providing travellers with passage between ports and there is a whole other world of danger lurking under the surface.
Old Juku and Jingu Shrine: This area is under the control of a powerful Kami and her religious followers. It is home to an ancient tree which is guarded at the grounds of Jingu Shrine. Old Juku is a crumbling reflection of the beautiful Jingu gardens. Hollowed out buildings serve as homes for thousands of Edoans. There is a growing farming community in the cleared out central area of Old Juku.
|The Jingu Tree|
Roppongi: This shining district is ruled by a terrifying and powerful sorcerer and outsider named Tseng. It has more modern conveniences than nearly any other district; heating, lighting and electricity through manipulation of ley line energy. This district also has more outsiders than any other part of the city; Katatsumuri-cho (The Snail Quarter) is home to many outside conveniences like the Aoi Usagi, a franchise of the Blue Rabbit taverns.
Imperial Palace: The Emperor makes his home in the main central island, Edojima. The palace grounds fall under the shadow of Mt. Kanda and the extended areas beyond the palace are farmlands. The samurai that patrol and protect these use a mix of ancient and modern weaponry.
Akiba: The Forgeworks and the Playground are the major draws to this district. The goblins of Shin-Edo know how to build damn near anything and they have constructed a clockwork force to defend the iron-welded walls of the island. The Playground is a naughty little district for the exotic and strange.The Mainlands: The mainlands are dotted with small communities, shrines and temples. Most of the area is untamed wilderness: the reclaimed lands of the Kami (and the Oni).
Art Credit: Tokyo Genso