Tradition is the previous Keeper capitol, and the birthplace of the Lover and Worker movements. More than 70 years ago the city was destroyed by the detonation of a Fusion Warhead, severing The Valley and killing over twenty million human beings. Once a city of 50 million like Hope, Tradition was plagued by factional disputes, terrorism, and violent attacks by extremist members of the Lover and Worker factions. In order to safeguard government interests, the city was robbed of its status as Capitol, transferring the title to the newly constructed Hope in 1070 A.E. This did nothing to ease tensions within the city. Eventually, the Keeper administration was forced to declare martial law and militarize the city. This only led to an increase in open violence, ending with the city’s demise in 1100 A.E. It is still unknown which faction assembled or authorized the use of the fusion weapon. Refugees from Tradition settled in Hope and Freedom with the exception of a large contingent who signed on with either the Lovers or Workers, helping them found their new cities of Excess and Industry respectively.
While not as modern as Hope, Tradition featured a wide variety of architectural styles and didn’t suffer from the same economic problems as Freedom, as well as numerous archaelogical projects, history museums, and other institutions dedicated to uncovering Anarc’s past. It was considered the cultural center of Anarc in its time.
The ruins now house a number of terrorists, outcasts, pirates, and even citizens who refuse to abandon their beloved city through the generations, no matter what its condition.