The City of Steel, The Crossroads
|• Mayor||Nasha Polyakova|
Novada is a city in Durnstaal. Founded in 1523 as Norovadad, renamed New Yuran in 1565, incorporated as New Yuran in 1580, and reincorporated as Novada in 1756. It is a major manufacturing center and transportation hub with a central position on both the Durnstaal Transnational Railway and the Durnstaal Highway System. As of 2020, the estimated population was 5,010,000, making it the 4th largest city in the country.
Steinbeck Bridge: Steel rail bridge spanning the Grendel Canal first constructed in 1828 to replace the wrought iron one that had previously been there. Retired in 1975 and renovated for tourists in 1990.
Four Kings Plaza: A large open square near the city center. Each corner houses a statue of one of the four kings from the War of Four Kings.
Novadan Smelters: Novada's professional soccer team. Member of the Einhelt League and annual participant in the Einhelt League Championship. Named for the metal foundries which form the bulk of Novada's industry.
Novada has always had a strong focus on work ethic and economic strength. The city tends to identify itself as the crossroads between the rural interior and modern edge of the country. The city has a strong nationalist streak, both for and against Durnstaal, with separatist organizations such as New Blood and Yuran Rising claiming many members within the city and terrorist organization Nov'yusvit believed to operate heavily within the city.
Novada is the main link between the mines and farms of the nation's interior and the economic centers of its outer edges. Its connection to both the Durnstaal Transnational Railway and the road network of the interior allow it to serve as a transportation hub for the raw material mined and grown in the rural areas of the nation's core. The city's manufacturing is heavily focused on material refining with copper, steel, aluminum, gasoline, and plastic all being produced in large amounts. Many individual parts are produced in the city as well before being shipped to other cities for assembly into finished products.