The new center of transhumanity after the destruction of Earth and the scene of a rapid terraforming effort to make it more livable. References: EP 93-96, SW 96-129, “Everyday Life on Mars”


  • Ashoka: Popular spa and spiritual retreat for Martians, full of “frontier spirit” and the site of active terraforming efforts. References: EP 94, SW 123.
  • Anyang: A terraforming outpost originally settled by the Chinese, now an administrative center for the Hellas Planitia region. References: EH 2-20.
  • Elysium: The largest city outside of the canyonlands but somewhat remote, the entertainment capital of the solar system. References: EP 95, SW 119-122.
  • Korolev Crater: ** This isolated and sheltered crater is a meeting place for the Martian sufi and maker clans. References: SW 125.
  • Ma’adim Vallis: A small canyon, Ma’adim Vallis is the location of the Martian Gate and, obviously, the Pathfinder Corporation. References: SW 124-125, GC 58-60.
  • New Dazhai (Fa Jing Planetary Station): A typical company town, New Dazhai is the maglev station for the surrounding towns, which they leverage into large profits. References: SW 124.
  • Noctis-Qianjiao: Major metroplex in the west of the Valles Marineris, the center of Martian design and fashion. References EP 95, SW 116-119.
  • Olympus: The massive mountain and site of the space elevator, somewhat of a ghost-town after the space elevator has fallen into disuse. References: EP 95-96, SW 109-112, CR 4-16, DWD 2-23, KQ 5-23
  • Pilsener City: A small agricultural settlement, Pilsener City would be hardly worth mentioning except that it is a major brewery site known throughout Mars. References: SW 124.
  • Valles-New Shanghai: The principal city of Mars and the largest metropolis of transhumanity with six massive domes. References: EP 96, SW 112-116.
  • Valley of the Apes: Lush tropical forest located in Red Jakarta home to forty thousand neo-primates. Reference: PO 139.

Martian Orbit

  • The Batteries: Six orbital batteries for defending the planet from invasion. References: SW 127.
  • McClintock: A bio-synthetic habitat built by Eclogene to highlight their most impressive achievements. References: SW 127.
  • Lu Xing: A massive station built to grow artificial meat sources in microgravity. References: SW 127.
  • Progress (Deimos): The irregular-shaped moon reformed as the system’s largest Cole Bubble owned by Fa Jing. References: EP 96, SW 125-126.
  • Phobos: A joint venture between a number of hypercorps, including Cognite which used its facilities here to start the Lost program. References: SW 126-127.
  • Pontes: The largest shipyards in Martian orbit and the most open Martian hab to Outer System interests including Extropian companies and Titanian microcorps. References: SW 127.
  • Ptah: A research and development site for Skinaesthesia to grow new morph gene lines. References: SW 127.
  • Viriditas: A large-scale microgravity manufacturing platform for nano-ecologist research. References: SW 127.

TITAN Quarantine Zone

  • Arsia Montes: The southernmost of the Tharsis Montes, fully inside the zone but close enough to major highways to be a potential whole in the Zone’s border. References: SW 127-128.
  • Qurain: Once a major cultural center for Muslim communities before the TQZ was created, now the fortress is abandoned in the middle of the zone. References: SW 128.
  • The White Zone: The most dangerous part of the Quarantine Zone is so off-limits that even the PC’s flyovers don’t reach it. References: SW 128.

Martian Trojans

  • Introspect: Major research station for ExoTech, working on AI development and and uploading techniques. References: SW 135.
  • Memory Hole: The secretive data repository of Stellar Intelligence, keeping minute details on everything that happens on the mesh. References: SW 135.
  • Moustier: Built during the Fall as an emergency destination for infugees, this habitat also houses the largest population of neanderthals in the system. References: SW 135.
  • PEX: The Planetary Stock Exchange floats at Mars’ L2 point, opposite the Sun and in the middle fo Consortium space. References: SW 137, 150.
  • Qing Long: Largest O’Neill habitat in the system at the Martian L5 point, built from local mineral resources but now a major underworld haven. References: EP 96, SW 136.
  • Transix: The primary ComEx waystation, bristling with mass drivers and slingshot accelerators. References: SW 136.
  • Treehouse: O’Neill cylinder at Mars-Sol L5 which is 35% uplifts and a focal point for pro-uplift, non-Mercurial movements. References: PO 139


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