New Canberra

Nouvelle Provence

Provincia do Brasil






The Dark Side


The Azanian colony of Tundukubwa is the smallest of all the major settlements on Tirane, only Tunghu is smaller, and is today home to some sixty-eight million people. Azania's colony was placed on the continent of Arcadie alongside French and Bavarian efforts, however where the Europeans attempted to build copies of their homelands on Tirane, the Azanians took a more practical approach.
The first settlements were established to exploit the best mineral resources and begin to pay back the immense sums of money Azania had sunk into their colonial programme. Azania was particularly badly hit financially by the delay imposed by the Alpha Centauri War and needed near instant returns. The first city and mining complex was set up in the 'great hole' or tundukubwa, a crater formed by an asteroid impact. The mines proved quickly profitable but conditions for the colonists were very poor, and the overall growth of the colony delayed. This policy paid dividends in the longer term, laying the foundations for further Azanian colonial efforts on the French Arm.
This model of development has impacted on the way Tundukubwa has developed with the crater-city at the hub of all colonial growth. The colony is centralised in a way not matched by any other Tiranean nations and the people are less sentimental about exploiting the natural resources of their land. The Tiranista cause finds few adherents here, although many of the colonial elite talk about loosening the ties to the mother country for practical reasons.
Today the City of Tundukubwa is one of the most advanced and heavily populated cities on Tirane, surpassed only by Mirambeau in Nouvelle Provence. Built into the walls of the crater it overlooks an area of lush parks and lakes that once were the mines that established the colony's prosperity. In the hinterlands of the colony things are less advanced with towns and mining sites spreading out from the city. The people of Tundukubwa are mainly of Azanian origins, but include people from across southern and eastern Africa and even further afield.