Beyond the Black
NOVA YORK (9 METIS)
Station Type: Beehive
Allegiance: Independent (Autonomist)
Primary Languages: English, French, Wu
The aura of Nova York is more akin to an artistic commune than a bustling chamber of commerce.
Though nominally a beehive habitat, with kilometers of tunnels and warrens worming throughout Metis’s surface, the true majesty of Nova York is found in its central cavern. Opening up a bare twohundred meters under the asteroid’s surface and extending four kilometers in diameter, this spherical chamber is similar to the inside of a Cole bubble, but without being spun for gravity. The asteroid’s minute gravity enables some impressive architecture. The kilometers-tall buildings that stretch up and even across the chamber are a study of thin, spindly lines that reach deeper and deeper, forming wildly creative, geometric shapes. Built on light but sturdy frames, many of these buildings use reflective or translucent materials that play with the ambient light in the cavern, creating light shows depending on the day/night cycle of the overhead sun tube lighting.