Caprica City is the capital city of the planet of the same name.
Location and DevelopmentEdit
Little is known about the settlement's founding, though it eventually became the most diverse, populated, and technologically advanced city in all the Twelve Colonies. It is largely an ocean-front urban sprawl penetrated by a series of rivers. The city is the planet's entryway for immigrants and visitors from across the solar system.
Caprica City serves as headquarters to Graystone Industries. The technology firm specializes in commercial and military grade technology. The holobands and Virtual World were inventions of Graystone Industries in Caprica City, where they were widely adopted.
The Athena Academy and Apollo University are notable educational institutions within the city limits, the latter being Daniel Graystone's alma mater. Due in part to Daniel Graystone's immense charitable contribution to the school, Apollo University opens a new computer science building, the Zoe Graystone Computer Science Wing. The Athena Academy is where Zoe Graystone attended school before her death, and where she first heard of the one all-knowing, all-loving God.
A complex set of public transportation system networks the impressive infrastructure of Caprica City. While traditional automobiles are present, the populace largely relies on buses and the MAGLEV to move from one district to another. While buses are confined to the streets, the maglev system runs both beneath and above ground to the stations that it services.
Crime and ViolenceEdit
Since the dramatic rise in refugees migrating to Caprica after the Tauron Civil War, Caprica City has seen an influx in corruption and crime. The Ha'la'tha crime syndicate has grown beneath the oversight of their leader, the Guatrau. Using bribery, extortion, and violence, the syndicate is directly responsible for the murder of Caprican Defense Minister Val Chambers and the theft of the meta-cognitive processor from Tomas Vergis.
Ultimately it is the Soldiers of the One, a fanatical monotheistic terrorist group, that victimizes Caprica City when Ben Stark, in a suicide bombing, blows up Train 23. He kills Shannon and Tamara Adama, Zoe Graystone, as well as 70 others in the process. In the wake of the attack, the GDD initiates an aggressive investigation into the whereabouts, members, and recruiting grounds of the STO.