Core City is the metropolis of the South Underrail, the largest urban area in Underrail.
Core City is a major city situated literally in the core of the Underrail network. It spans both levels of Underrail and serves as a gateway between Upper and Lower Underrail and also between the lawless south Underrail and United Station territories to the north. Core City is also called Hub or simply the Core by some denizens of Underrail. It is the largest city in South Underrail, only rivaled in size by Dis and Hexagon of North Underrail.
The Core is a place of extremes. On one hand we have the oligarch families and their associates who live lives of luxury (or at least what can be considered such in the world of Underrail) while on the other hand the slums are filled with the poor that perish daily from hunger, disease and gang fighting.
The masters of Core City know how to keep the masses complacent though. What started as place for gangs to settle their disputes has grown to become the most popular form of entertainment in the city and the whole of Underrail. We're talking about the Arena, the Roman style field of combat where they pit men against various deadly creatures as well as gladiator against gladiator. All for the viewing pleasure of the numerous Arena fans. Watching people die violently is the favorite pastime for the oppressed masses of Core City.
In the past, it used to be controlled by Biocorp's security forces, but they went rogue and split into smaller factions and fought each other for a couple of years on the streets of Core City. Today, Core City is controlled by oligarchy that arose from the split-up of Biocorp. Coretech continues Biocorp's research and development, while Praetorian Security are the remnants of old Biocorp's security forces. A third major faction in Core City is the JKK corporation.
Upper Metro Station
Core City's Upper Underrail metro station. It is the only major connection between Upper and Lower Underrail in the south.
The upper level of Core City is on the level of Upper Underrail. The richests and cleanest level of Core City. The three oligarchs and their corporation headquarters reside here: Coretech, JKK and Praetorian Security. The Talloski family manor and a small Tchortist church are also located on this level.
The middle level of Core City is between Upper and Lower Underrail. Most of the city's activities including the popular blood sports Arena and Gauntlet, the merchant district and Hardcore City Bar are on this level.
The drop zone is the slum of Core City, spanning the eastern side of middle and lower levels. It's full of zoners, hobos, motioners and other undesirables. Black Crawler camp is on the north side of the drop zone.
The lower level of Core City is on the level of Lower Underrail. Commons, City Gate and Lower Metro Station are on this level. The only major route to North Underrail is located on this level, right outside the metro station.
The docks of Core City are in the caves below Lower Underrail. On this level you will find the spacious sewers of Core City, a large warehouse named Port Zenith and some caverns connected to the sewers. Acid Hunters' hideout can be found deep within the sewers.
There are plenty of things to do in Core City. This lists contains only quests that mainly take place in Core City, although you will visit the Core during many others.
- Look for Cornell: Cornell's gang is somewhere in Core City
- Become the Invictus: master the arena and claim the title of Invictus
- Run the Gauntlet: Enter and win the gauntlet
- Find Abram in Core City
- Meet Ohad Xander
Quests for Gorsky's gang Zone Rats.
You may work for one of the three oligarchs ruling over Core City.
The upper level of Core City is where the oligarchs reside in their lavish faction headquarters.
Talloski Manor, Praetorian Security HQ
The middle level of Core City, including parts of the drop zone and nearby tunnels of the Faceless.
Merchant district, Hardcore City Bar
The lower level of Core City, including parts of the drop zone, the city gate and an abandoned section where Black Crawlers are based at.
The passages between lower level and docks. Connected to Under-passages.
The docks and sewers of Core City.