Hope City, a relatively new area located near the southern-most coast of Empire State, was founded by a woman known as Evelyn Nicestone. It is a city that is very open and accepting of all who wish to live in it and begin a new life within its walls. This is one of the few cities in Empire State that allows and protects refugees from other areas in Booga. Because of this acceptance, the city is full of many different cultures and views as well as creatures and monsters. Being a new city, it is already flourishing with prosperity and livelihood as well as being one of the fastest economic growths in all of Empire State. Hope City is also the home of the infamous Nicestone Co., the leading company who sells and distributes the valuable material known as Californite throughout the biggest cities known in Booga and world leaders.
Compared to the other cities in Empire State, Hope City is advanced with its technology (But nothing like Futuropolis). Many trains cross and stop by Hope City, allowing people to take photos of the massive and elegant skyscrapers. As stated before, the city lies near a coast and runs mostly on solar, hydro, and wind energy, making it a very eco-friendly city. The air is always crisp and the water very clean. The people of Hope City tend to keep their city very clean for the tourists that decide to visit.
Hope City is also known as one of the most romantic places to visit with your significant other. Famous spots such as Lunar Beach, Firefly Hill, and Flower Trail Forest. Each of these spots is considered to be one of the best places to take your lover. Relax on the soft sands of Lunar Beach, watch the sunset on Firefly Hill, or take a romantic walk through Flower Trail Forest.
Everyone in the city is known to be a bit naive and tend not to realize they've been tricks until it is too late. Some might say that the city is too forgiving, but it might be because it is still struggling to see to everyone's needs appropriately. Luckily, the mayor of the town, Sir Gerome Basaltar is as hard as stone and knows how to place his foot down on dire circumstances. He is often looked at as the most organized and hardest working person in all of Hope City. Gerome also takes care of most paperwork involving trades of Californite as well as arrange appointments for Mr. Nicestone.
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The Nicestone Company distributed Californite across the world, with an exception of Desolate Lands and majority of Shina Ania (Coast of Cleo accepts Californite). It is located right in the center of Hope City and very hard to miss. Stay on Blue Belle District, and you will reach it in no time. Inside it, you will always find Mr. Nicestone at the very top, usually talking with other world leaders. It is here where they build much of the city's technology as well as ship highly advanced materials or raw Californite to other countries. You can upgrade almost anything in here with Californite.
- Blue Belle District: This is the one place you would want to go to if you need to satisfy your shopping needs. You can find anything from food, clothes, and souvenirs by taking a stroll around the path that encircles the Nicestone Co. Blue Belle District is very popular for its ice cream, specifically the new flavor they made called Cherry Rebbel.
Flower Trail Forest is a great spot to take a hike or a romantic walk with someone special, just a few miles north of Hope City. The flowers are always in bloom, and the colors are changing every day. This forest has many fruit trees, all of which are safe to eat. The name came from the many colorful flowers surrounding a dirt path that lead people through certain parts of the forest and ends at a shrine dedicated to the legend of the forest. It is very easy to get lost in the woods because of how big it is; this is why the citizens are grateful to have the flowers guide them back home. There are very strict laws prohibiting people from harming the forest and its natural beauty. Anyone who hurts the forest in any way will be fined 1,000,000 coins and forced to do community service. Depending on the severity of the crime, jail time might be considered.
- The Legend of Flower Trail Forest: There is a legend that talks about a Pixie-like creature that lived in the forest for thousands of years, protecting it from anyone who wants to harm it. The natives of the area say the creature is responsible for making the forest beautiful and lively, so they dedicated a shrine to thank the creature for the forest blessings. According to the natives, the creature can control plants of any kind as well as create new ones and control their growth; however, not all the powers of the creature are known. There is no proof that it exists but there are reports of people hearing 'child-like laughter' in the forest as well as 'someone watching them'. Those who venture daily into the forest report that weak plants mysterious are brought back to life overnight without any cause. Whether the rumors are true or not, there is no doubting something is roaming in the forest.
Lunar Beach is the southern-most point of Hope City and a quick train ride away. The beach is best known for romantic getaways, fantastic weather, and the best view of the moon. The waters are some of the clearest in all Hope City, making it thrive with marine life. Many of the 5-Star restaurants are located here with fresh seafood served daily, the best one is called: The Crab Shack. While most people tend to travel to Lunar Beach for an excellent time to relax, it is also known for an odd cycle it has with the moon. When the tide is low, the waves disappear to show a hidden grotto rumored to have treasures from ancient times. No one knows who put the loot there, but it is believed that whoever can find the treasure will be the richest person on the planet.
- The Grotto:The Grotto is an area located at the end of the sandy shorelines of Lunar Beach, far from the popular hotspots and tourist spots. It is a mysterious area that only appears when the tide is low. Inside is an underwater cave with many dead ends and strong currents. There is a rumor of amazing treasures that whoever finds it will become the richest person in the world. No one knows what the treasure is and those who go looking for it end up washing on shore with no memory of what happened. Many believe the treasure is actually a curse and not worth finding.
Firefly Hill is a special spot that couples can enjoy their time together. It has the best view of the city and the stars. Very rarely, and only at night, fireflies will come out by the thousands, lighting up the entire hilltop. It is believed that couples who happen to be at the hill during this extremely rare event are destined to be with each other. Mr. Nicestone's daughter can be seen visiting Firefly Hill often.