Brosos was one of the first cities, built in the shadow of an old terraforming hub. The facility broke down shortly after the Hawken virus outbreak, and the companies packed up and left. All that remains of the terraforming operation are the communication pillars, buried in the sand. However, the discovery of vitrolium has made Brosos a hub of activity again, as both Prosk and Sentium installed bases from which mercenary mech pilots can deploy to search for valuable vitrolium deposits.
The settlement of Brosos was built in the shadow of the Brosian mountain range. These ridges used to be the bane of corporate supply pilots, as numerous choke points provided ample ambush points along the supply routes. After the outbreak of the Hawken virus, the range provided natural cover for scavengers. Vitrolium raiders use any remaining structures for cover, so most civilians have left. Constant mech combat riddles the settlement's buildings with bullet holes and scorch marks, only the foolhardy or the insane continue to live in the ruins. At the edge of the settlement, the mountain ridge begins to break up into pillars that form pathways. These routes are highly contested and constantly change hands between rival clans.
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Located in the snowy wastes of Illal, this battlefield marks the site of Bunker 167, one of several remote outposts established by the warring Prosk and Sentium corporations to mark and defend their territory.
Bunker 167 is surrounded by low hills that provide some cover, but pilots must keep moving if they expect to stay alive. It has changed hands many times mainly due to the brutal and unforgiving nature of the terrain, and pilots must exercise extreme caution or else they will become permanent residents of this icy battlefield.
Sentium's Hiedron ore-extraction facility was originally built to harvest and process cavorite (you can observe cavorite in game through the presence of floating rocks - this anti-gravity property is characteristic of cavorite which is used in mechs to allow such nimble movements) . Its current purpose is classified, but Prosk forces have been spotted skirmishing with Sentium forces around the facility, so it must have some strategic importance.
The interior of the facility is a series of corridors connected by ramps, overlooked by a central ore extraction hatch in the ceiling. This arrangement forces units to engage in frantic, close-quarters combat. The area surrounding the facility is littered with snaking paths that were cleared long ago for ore carriers and fuel trucks. The southern pit allowed ore to be dumped onto conveyors that carried it into the long processing tunnels.
Tensions continue to mount between Prosk and Sentium. Nowhere is this more evident than in the metropolis of Ganev where the two corporations have laid claim to overlapping zones, splitting families across the city. Today, skirmishes are held hourly on the wide city streets and surrounding highways, and civilians are advised to stay indoors at all times. Ganev has turned into a front-line battle in the war to control the flow of vitrolium.
The city was divided down the middle long ago, and both companies worked side by side until recently. Sentium maintains their zones, with armies of cleaning robots that work by night, while Prosk created dense urban areas and allowed their districts to fall into disrepair. The central anti-aircraft battery used to be a restricted area. Now it's a highly-contested strategic location, with numerous vantage points, elevated cover, and support ramps. Controlling this space can be the key to many battles fought in Ganev. Vast highway overpasses on either side of the city once provided residents easy access to offices and shops. Now, they're used as elevated firing positions, or as a way to skirt battles in the courtyard.
Sentium and Prosk long ago deforested most of their territories to make space for urban areas. The Last Eco overgrowth is one of the largest forests remaining. After the Hawken virus outbreak, Prosk scientists discovered countless plant mutations growing at every layer in the forest. They believe harvesting these glowing plants may hold the key to finding a cure for the virus.
The alternate sectors of Last Eco can be distinguished by their orange and blue plants. It is still unknown whether the coloring of these two strains provides some natural defense or was simply caused by their proximity to chemicals dumped by Prosk and Sentium. Further investigation seems to indicate that the area where the blue plants grow is largely untouched, old-growth forest. Fresh samples recovered from this area give scientists hope they may be able to synthesize antidotes for the toxins affecting troops stationed in the area. The central pyramid is the oldest structure in the area. Seismic scans reveal the base is buried hundreds of kilometers beneath the surface. No entrance can be found and no one knows who or what built it, but that lack of information hasn’t kept the corporations from placing a missile silo on top of this ancient artifact during sieges.
Crion Solutions created a man-made island and built a huge metropolis on top of it. However, the explosion at the Praxis Valley research facility blanketed the entire island with the Hawken virus, which transformed everything into metallic Giga-Structure (you can view the end result of the Giga-Structure transformation on this map as everything has been altered; ground, walls, etc). Today, no human can survive the island's toxic atmosphere unprotected, so only mercenary mech pilots enter this section of the former Crion metropolis. They come to search for the valuable vitrolium left behind after vermin consume bits of the Giga Structure, and battle anyone who stands in their way.
Residents once called it the pit: three layers of highways that connected to a vast network of underground roads running beneath Crion's mega-metropolis. Most of the tunnel entrances have been completely overgrown by the Giga-Structure, however. The bridges are decaying relics of their past glory. Parked vehicles sit abandoned, their keycards still in the ignitions. When corporate military forces arrived to plunder the ruins, they installed military grade jump pads for easy access to the upper levels. Remnants of the old underground highway entrances can be found on both sides of the bridge at either end of the pit. They now only lead to the lower tier of the bridge, their original function long forgot. These narrow passages have become choke boxes for close-quarter engagements.