The contextual change in Diesel City’s name over time has reflected its material changes. When the suburb was founded post-WW2, the word “diesel” conjured to mind powerful, progress-driving machinery along with the commerce and travel of tomorrow. Now diesel, and its namesake suburb, is associated with grime, filth and toxicity. Diesel city is the main point of transition between Oddhaven and the outside world. One could always leave by boat from Prospect Docks but modern people find it much easier to catch a metro to Diesel City’s rail station and from there take a train, or hop across the street for a bus, to other parts of Ilha Principal. Those looking to make the journey in a car will have to pass through Diesel City as well, and the suburb is also a necessary crossing point for those traveling between Oddhaven Airport, Van Heyte Base and Oddhaven itself. This constant traffic around the highway and travel hubs does little to revive the failing fortunes of Diesel City, whose only thriving industries are transportation and warehouses. The streets off the highway are cracked, the houses are rotting and the storefronts on Main Street are largely abandoned. Crime and despair are a Diesel City resident’s constant companions, playing out in generational cycles underneath the suburb’s failing streetlights.
Hunting Difficulty: 5
Landmarks: Bus Station, Rail Station