Atlantis is one of the many Lost Cities. Similar to human legends, Atlantis is located underwater in a dome of force fields made by Psionpaths. The Ancients engineered the sinking of this city after the elves broke the connection with humans. 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.
In Book 6: Nightfall, the narration describes the view from 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" and 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.
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 and Linh accidentally flooded the city. This is what caused her to be banished to Exillium.
Known Places in Atlantis Edit
- Quinlin's Office
- Quinlin's Apartment
- Interspecial Services
- The Matchmaking Office
- The Unity Fountain
- Vespera's Nightfall (Now destroyed)
- Claws, Wings, Horns and Things
- Lord Cassius' "Secret" Apartment