Context: In 2082, the deep ocean submerged utopian city project, R’lyeh City, was officially unveiled. The city was large in size, with space for 50,000 full-time residents. Surrounded by a bio-tech permeable membrane dome, it allowed certain gens of para-human free access to the oceans beyond, while being fully habitable by humans. Designed as an ideal, integrated city space, R'lyeh City, had been discussed in general terms by representatives of the R'lyeh Institute at conferences and, despite the ironclad non-disclosure agreements in place for employees at The Tomorrow Project, it was widely understood to be one of The Tomorrow Project's key aims. However, all indications were that the project remained theoretical in nature and many years, likely decades, away from completion. The logistics of how a construction project this innovative, this size, using bio-tech that had never before been seen, could have been completed with no public knowledge or funding cast a degree of shock and alarm over what was, in many other respects, the unveiling of a triumph of engineering and the culmination of what ethicists and activists had long campaigned for since the birth of Xenophon: a truly inclusive human and para-human space, designed by both, for us by all. Nonetheless, serious questions of the legality of the site's construction and who had sovereignty over the new territory remained.
Artefact #1: Inner city biosphere diorama, R'lyeh City
Artefact #2: En Route to the Transport Hub at the Inner Ocean Base, Indian Ocean
Artefact #3: The permeable membrane bio-tech dome surrounding R'lyeh City
Artefact #4: The membrane surrounding the city was designed to be completely transparent, better unifying marine life with life inside the city. Here, two of the city's first para-human citizens demonstrate their ability to communicate, one from within the city boundaries, and one within the deep ocean.
Artefact #5: One main unique selling point of the city was the R'lyeh City Medical Research and Wellness Therapy Centre, aimed at attracting wealthy humans to undergo regenerative treatments, extending their lifespans and expanding their capabilities. This initiative was controversial from the outset, with many para-human activists arguing that this amounted to cultural appropriation and even a form of slavery or trafficking as the humans who would under go the the treatments would, for the most part, not become para-human but would borrow their abilities, and, in some cases, these treatments required transfusions of para-human blood, cells and DNA. See 2086.