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Atlantis is one of the many Lost Cities. Similar to human legends, Atlantis is located under the Mediterranean Sea in a dome of force fields made by Psionipaths. The Ancients engineered the sinking of this city after the elves broke the connection with humans.
Description[edit | edit source]
Sophie describes Atlantis as looking like a "futuristic Venice" due to the intricate network of canals which divide up the city, offering means of transportation.
In Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, the narration describes Atlantis's business district to be "packed with elves, all in long black capes, and the silver buildings stood taller than others, with round windows tracing down the sides and glowing sounds bearing their names." These buildings were the Treasury, Registry, and Interspeciesial Services.
In Book 6: Nightfall, the narration describes the view of Amy's bedroom overlooking Atlantis. It is described as having twisted skyscrapers that gleam in the light of balefire towers, surrounded by the dark curve of the dome that shields the city. When Amy inquires as to whether they ever see sharks swimming past, Quinlin tells them that the dome absorbs light so they cannot see anything past it, although they lighten and darken the dome and the city to give an impression of day and night, adding a starlight effect during the night cycle. Amy and Sophie look down at the streets below, where "ant-sized elves roamed the various sidewalks and squares and courtyards."
Commute and Transportation[edit | edit source]
Elves get into Atlantis by making a whirlpool and jumping through it. When they get past the force fields there is a large sponge that the elves land on. This sponge, which is described as feeling like being "licked by a pack of kittens, minus the kitten breath", cushions their fall and dries them off. To get out of Atlantis, elves must ride inside large bubbles to the surface air and light leap when the bubbles pop. One of the main transportation methods in Atlantis is Eurypterids, which are sea scorpions that pull fancy carriages, similar to a taxi system.
Events[edit | edit source]
The city was originally meant to to be for humans and elves until the elves found out that the humans were plotting betrayal forcing the elves to sink the city. It should be noted that at the time that Tolkien was alive, it was not a long time ago, and that is around when the split occurred.
Linh Song became known as "The Girl of Many Floods" after her parents, Quan and Mai, brought her and her twin brother Tam to Atlantis, which is underwater, while she was still a fledgling Hydrokinetic and accidentally flooded the city. This is what caused her to be banished to Exillium.
Amy is taken here after there is an attempt to kidnap her by the Neverseen in the human world. Atlantis's force field dome was split by Ruy Ignis in Book 6: Nightfall. A team of Psionipaths repaired it, with Linh's help in controlling the water, along with Sophie's enhancing for both Linh and Keefe, and Keefe for calming down both Linh and Sophie in order to be able to use their powers more effectively.
Known Places in Atlantis[edit | edit source]
- Quinlin's Office
- Quinlin's Apartment
- Business District
- Interspeciesial Services
- The Matchmaking Office
- The Unity Fountain
- Vespera's Nightfall (Now destroyed)
Quotes[edit | edit source]
“Atlantis is our most secure city. Anyone and anything that needs added protection is here. Including your file.”