Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
Once the center of Guild power, the Federated Republic of Hollow is largely recovered from the Guild Coalition’s collapse. Although millions remain impoverished in the wake of capitalist reforms, crime runs rampant in the great cities of Lodros, Nexus and Pyrron, and armed insurgencies persist in the hinterlands, Hollow’s overall economy is robust and its central government largely stable.
The Guild Party dominates every circle of power—business, politics, bureaucracy—with the same people filling all three roles. Former military and security officials hold major elected and bureaucratic posts, with many branching out into organized crime (or vice versa).
Nexus—Hollow’s capital—sprawls across the juncture of the Yellow and Gray Rivers like some urban industrial hell. At the city center, modernist skyscrapers mingle with neoclassical government domes and Brutalist office buildings. As one moves farther out, these give way to sprawling districts of public housing projects alongside rows of foundries and factories spewing pollution into the rivers and the skies. The powerful live even farther off, in greenery-draped walled compounds out in the hills.