Tungsten is the third largest city-state on the NeoAmerican continent. With nearly two million residents, it is the fifth most populous city-state in the world. It was founded in 2K589, near a large deposit of, predictably, tungsten, a chemical element also known as wolfram. The city remains a major hub of industry and technological advancement; it is known for having the most reliable and efficient intra-city telecommunications system.
In February of 3018, that “most reliable and efficient” of telecommunications systems was taken down by some unknown outside agent, with all data previously on the servers archived into inaccessible partitions. Tungsten City’s intranet was down for a full month, and when service was finally restored, the City Council could not have anticipated what it was about to be used for.