The Forbidden City is located in a arid desert far from the Academy. Recently the city was re-opened to outsiders following a 70 year long period of civil unrest. The city is unique having completely different cultures of people living above and below ground. The residents are known to be odd and occasionally xenophobic as they try to rejoin the world.
- The culture on the surface world of the city
- The culture underground is deeply rooted in family. A "family" will consist of several famalies who live in a close proximity, perhaps even a whole street, who treat each other as if they are brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles. Everyone in one's "family" is welcome always in each other's homes. They are very judging of outsiders, but welcome any friends instantly as one of the family.