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"Captain...I'm feeling a little disoriented..." I complained feebly as she skipped merrily towards the structure. "Don't worry about it! It's just this planet's magnetic fields," she replied, with a tone that seemed to half-enjoy my misery. "You'll come to love this feeling eventually!" I wasn't so sure about that, but I steeled myself and dragged forward.

Gamgura has one of the oldest palaces in the universe, archaeologists believe it was used in later years to house the royal pets, who often lived in better conditions than most of the kingdom's citizens. However due to the frequent asteroids in the area, it isn't toured very often. Which is quite a shame really, as the guide staff are excellent and provided some of the most delicious snacks I've ever tasted.

The Kessian beaches became swarmed with tourists after their discovery in 298 SA, but they mostly clear out when nitrogen storms hit every midyear. At those times, I like to sneak gear from work to come here and enjoy the undisturbed view.

When the evening tides washed over the city, I peered out lazily from my single room window to the ground below. The quietness was eerie, all I could hear were the soft steps of people and the occasional buzz from the power lines.

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As much as I love my profession, coming back to this dreary city after a job always hits the hardest. It devours people alive. Growing up here I saw how harsh it could be, opportunities were scarce, the government was corrupt, and everybody was out for themselves. The fact that I had made it out meant that I was one of the lucky ones. I knew that on every expedition, if I failed on what was to be delivered, there would be no hesitation to turn me out.

"Captain!," I cried out as she ran boundlessly towards the alien ruins. "What is it?!," she yelled back, not even stopping or looking at me. "Shouldn't we wait for the other group? We haven't seen them since we parted at the junction, I'm getting a little worried." "They're professionals, they'll be fine! Besides, we haven't seen structures of this majesty in a long, long time!"

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Power centres can be found out on the edge of most cities, appearances vary depending on what technology they utilise, but a common design stores energy from tides during the moon's rising.

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As surface culture has become more popular amongst the wealthy and influential, more and more Atlantan cities become indistinguishable from those on the surface.

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The Atlantan cities on the Pacific coastal are a hot touring location for their vibrant nightlife and moderate weather during the cold seasons of other areas. One of the most popular attractions is the Outunders where sand eruptions provide a calming backdrop to the many bar and restaurant patrons.

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For the less wealthy of Atlantis, there are still many ways to tour and travel, among these underside ports are an affordable option. However since the ports lure transportation with bait as opposed to tracking migration patterns, travel schedules are usually inaccurate and erratic.

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Ecotourism has grown in popularity amongst the wealthy of Atlantis as cities grow larger and it becomes more difficult to simply swim out to natural views. Among these, the Rainbow Ravine is a popular location, whose view is said to mimic the mystical rainbows from the surface.

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Although most Atlantan merpeople don't know their genetic lineage as they as born en masse from incubated egg clusters, Atlantis still holds a big festival every year on Mother's Day to celebrate female strength, wit, and beauty.

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I hope you have a good time today celebrating your mother or other strong female figures in your life, because motherhood is not about biology, but about being a supporting role model, happy !

In addition to treasure hunters, the early Atlantan ruins are of course very popular amongst scholars, who try to find and preserve their ancient culture. They are less brave though, and usually only go to sites devoid of any danger.

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There is a tale, that on the full moon, in a certain cave, you may have a wish granted. However, there are many rumours that the tale was made to create a sacrifice system to appease the sea beast that resides in the cave.

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The ruins of early Atlantan society are still quite accessible and favourite grounds for many treasure seekers. However, they have to be careful, as there are often still ancient guard robots which roam the area, having never been deactivated.

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Although tellings vary greatly, one thing remains constant in the legend of Atlantis' founding—a young mermaid with a great thirst for exploration and knowledge discovered the lifeblood heart of the oceans and harnessed its powers to create giant cities.

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When the tide falls, there are still a few surface shanty towns that can be reached through bridge.

For some, the last of the Atlantan heat vents are their only refuge during the cold ocean nights.

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