Steel Canyon

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Steel Canyon
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Hero City Zone (10-19)

Trainers: Valkyrie
TF Contacts: Positron
Events: Hellion Arson
Exploration Badges: Secret Admirer, Hero Corps Recruit, Nimble Mynx, Bright Star, Dance Legend, Controversial, Pet Project, Dirty Attorney, Thrill Seeker
Plaques: Disciple I, Just Said No to Superadine III, Scholar I
Day Jobs: Architect, Law Enforcer, Commuter, Shop Keeper, Caregiver, Professor, Banker, Day Trader, Fashion Designer, Monitor Duty
Enemies: 5th Column, Circle of Thorns, Clockwork, Council, Hellions, Outcasts, Trolls, Tsoo, Vahzilok
Connecting Zones: Atlas Park, Boomtown, Independence Port, Midnighter Club, Perez Park, Sewer Network, Siren's Call
Transits: Paragon City Monorail
Steel Canyon VidiotMap

Overview

(Copied from the City of Heroes official Web site [1])

Once the prosperous jewelers' district in 19th century Paragon City, many of Steel Canyon's neighborhoods still possess names dating back to that era. The 20th century, however, brought with it an explosion of finance and investment industry. The once prolific mercantile district transformed overnight as brokerage houses, insurance companies, and law firms began taking over real estate. By the 1920s, most companies had erected towering skyscrapers to flaunt their success to the rest of the city. Because these huge buildings loomed over city streets like manmade mountains, the newspapers dubbed the area "Steel Canyon."

This bright era of prosperity, however, possessed a dark side. It was during this period that the Southern United Manufacturing Company relocated its headquarters to Steel Canyon. This huge monopoly stretched its offices over dozens of buildings and quickly dominated the business landscape of Paragon City . Behind closed doors, Southern United exerted considerable pressure on local politicians. Though bribery was the usual form of coercion, the company was not above using blackmail and even physical threats. Southern United was also the main support for the notoriously corrupt, yet strangely popular, mayor James "Spanky" Rabinowitz. Southern United profited mightily during Prohibition by using their transportation resources to smuggle alcohol from Canada.

When Statesman arrived on the scene, his first battles were mostly against the low-level thugs who peddled bootleg liquor in the speakeasies and bars. Soon, however, Statesman realized that a far more powerful organization was behind this illegal liquor industry. Through daring and no small amount of luck, Statesman uncovered the corrupt nature of Southern United.

In the course of Statesman's campaign against Southern United, a far more pervasive threat was uncovered. Southern United was but a front for a far more insidious evil that stretched back more than a century: Nemesis, the Prussian Prince of Automatons. In this first great confrontation between Statesman and Nemesis-many more would follow over the years-Statesman brought down the company that Nemesis was using to gather resources for his personal war against humanity. A bloodied but unbowed Nemesis unleashed his legions in the hopes that a sudden attack would give him possession of the city. This tragic day, Monday, July 11, 1932, dubbed by the press as "Brass Monday," witnessed the Prussian Prince's metal-clad troops flooding the streets of Steel Canyon in a show of force not seen since the waning years of the Civil War.

Rallying the authorities, Statesman battled back Nemesis' forces. Eventually, the hero confronted Nemesis himself and forced the villain to retreat. As the first super-powered human to receive massive national exposure, Statesman became the leading symbol of the potential good that super-humans could contribute to society. Police forces became more cooperative towards masked crime-fighters, which in turn led many super beings to use their powers more openly. This growing public support eventually culminated in the passage of the 1936 Citizen Crime Fighting Act.

Today, Steel Canyon remains primarily a financial district, though many jewelers still have their stores in the area. No single villain group has re-gained pre-eminence in Steel Canyon, though many compete for control of this wealthy district. The elemental-based Outcasts, the misshapen Trolls, and the Asian Tsoo all wage fierce battles amongst each other for dominance of Steel Canyon. So far, the conflict has resulted in a bloody stalemate, though the businesses and residents of the area hope that the influx of new heroes will destroy this threat forever.

Contacts

Task Force Contact

Trainer

Police Band Contacts

Regular Contacts

Notable NPCs

Zone Events

Neighborhoods

  • Blyde Square (Orange - Level 12-18) (Music)
  • Bronze Way (Yellow - Level 10-14) (Music)
  • Copper District (Yellow - Level 11-14) (Music)
  • The Fools Gold District (Orange - Level 12-18) (Unused Music)
  • Gimry Ridge (Yellow - Level 11-14) (Music)
  • Platinum Lake (Orange - Level 10-18) (Music)
  • Royal Overlook (Red - Level 13-19) (Music)
  • Silver Lake (Red - Level 11-18) (Music)
  • Steel Canyon Medical Center (Green) (Music)

Exploration Badges

Common
File:Badge tourist 01.png Secret Admirer

Before becoming guardian of Croatoa, War Witch shared an apartment here with her roommate Apex.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Nimble Mynx

This spot is where Synapse first found Mynx and began training her.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Bright Star

The first Luminary used her light-based powers to disrupt the formation of a large portal to the Rikti homeworld on this spot.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Dance Legend

Paragon Dance Party was a popular place for local heroes to go relax and have a good time. However, it was almost instantly closed when entrances to Pocket D were opened up by the owner of the Dance Party, DJ Zero, who was merely using the location as a test bed to see if his pet project, Pocket D, would be a success.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Controversial

The statue of the heroine, "The Night Hammer" has been the focus of two controversies. The first was Night Hammer's disgust at how the statue turned out. The second was the "mysterious" disappearance of the architect who designed the statue.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Pet Project

Officials in Steel Canyon have kept secret what exactly they've been working on here. There have been many speculations as to what it could be. One of the crazier theories is that there is no true "purpose" to the construction - that all of this somehow just appeared one day and exists solely to distract the heroes of Paragon City.

File:Badge tourist 01.png Dirty Attorney

Platinum Lake is a popular spot for people in Paragon to sit back and relax. There has been a long legal battle for Chris Jenkins to take down the billboard that he put up there, many saying it spoils the view. Jenkins has won every single case and states that he only has it up to serve the people when the heroes of Paragon 'aren't doing their jobs.'

File:Badge tourist 01.pngFile:V badge TourismBadge.png Thrill Seeker

You're always looking for new forms of entertainment, and it's said that the Mission Architect technology is entertainment in its purest form.

Hero-Specific
File:Badge tourist 01.png Hero Corps Recruit

Hero Corps is not only a Corps of people, but also a Corporation, selling their super-powered services to those willing to foot the bill.

Villain-Specific
File:Badge tourist 01.png Hero Corps Reject

Hero Corps is not only a Corps of people, but also a Corporation, selling their super-powered services to those willing to foot the bill.

Historical Plaques

Day Jobs

Common
File:Badge DayJob Architect.png Architect

Your study of the Mission Architect system has earned you the Architect Day Job. Logging out in the Mission Architect will earn you 2 bonus Mission Architect Tickets, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Scholar.png Professor

Hero: Your studies at the Universities of Paragon City during your free time has earned you the Professor Day Job. Logging out in a University will earn you a random piece of Tech Salvage, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

Villain: Your studies at the universites of the Rogue Isles during your free time has earned you the Professor Day Job. Logging out in a University will earn you a random piece of Tech Salvage, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob ClothesHorse.png Fashion Designer

You spend your free time perfecting your costume earning the Fashion Designer Day Job. Logging out at a Tailor will earn you a discount to Tailor fees, when you log back in, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob MonitorDuty.png Monitor Duty

Your time spent protecting your Supergroup's base has earned you the Monitor Duty Day Job. Logging out in your Supergroup base will earn you a Prestige bonus, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

Hero-Specific
File:Badge DayJob LawEnforcement.png Law Enforcer

You have worked closely with the Paragon Police Department during your free time earning the Law Enforcer Day Job. Logging out in a Police Station will earn you an Experience Bonus, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Commuter.png Commuter

You have traveled all over Paragon City for various day jobs during your free time earning the Commuter Day Job. Logging out in a Train Station will earn you a speed boost, when you log back in, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob ShopKeeper.png Shop Keeper

You have spent your free time running a shop in Paragon City selling various wares earning you the Shop Keeper Day Job. Logging out in a store will earn you a random enhancement, upon each mission completion, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob CareGiver.png Caregiver

You have spent a great deal of time working in the hospitals of Paragon City during your free time earning the Caregiver Day Job. Logging out in a Hospital will earn you a Regeneration Bonus, when you log back in, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Banker.png Banker

Your time spent working with the financial institutions of Paragon City during your free time has earned you the Banker Day Job. Logging out in a Vault will earn you an Influence Bonus, when you log back, in each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Auctioneer.png Day Trader

Your time spent working at Wentworth's has earned you the Day Trader Day Job. Logging out in Wentworth's will grant you a power that will allow you to teleport to an Auction House of your choice, when you log in.

Villain-Specific
File:Badge DayJob LawEnforcement.png Dirty Cop

The Paragon Police Department has severed its ties with you now that you're a villain.

File:Badge DayJob Commuter.png Fare Jumper

You miss the monorails of Paragon City, but in the Rogue Isles it would just be too impractical.

File:Badge DayJob ShopKeeper.png Price Gouger

You know better than to work retail in the Rogue Isles. Logging out in a store will earn you a random enhancement, upon each mission completion, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob PainSpecialist.png Pain Specialist

Your expertise in surgery and understanding pain has earned you the Pain Specialist Day Job. Logging out in a Hospital will earn you a Regeneration Bonus, when you log back in, for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Banker.png Thief

Your time spent staging heists on the various financial institutions of the Rogue Isles has earned you the Thief Day Job. Logging out in a Vault will earn you an Infamy Bonus, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob Auctioneer.png Marketeer

Your time spent supplying the Black Market has earned you the Marketeer Day Job. Logging out near a Black Market will grant you a power that will allow you to teleport to a Black Market of your choice, when you log back in.

Stores

Transfer Points

Villain Groups