Modern Exalted: Bring back the Light
Kota Lotus Besi
The “City of the Steel Lotus” is among the largest and most populous cities in the world. It is also the capital of An-Teng, having swallowed the old capital—Kota Bunga, the “City of Flowers”—into just another district. The city is a microcosm of An-Teng’s shifting history. In the business and financial districts, modern skyscrapers blaze with neon and fluorescent light; only a stone’s throw away, scarlet banners crackle on the dragon-backed roofs of ancient temples. Willow trees droop over languid pools in parks which front on noisy, thronging slums. Smog chokes the air on bad days, yet another reminder of the city’s modernization. Subway lines, train tracks and highways crisscross the city and extend out into the vast Tengese megalopolis.