The city of Trestua Nea
, once among the greatest monuments of humankind on Thessia Major, did not survive the Shattering
in one piece. Unlike the mountain citadel of Archiva
, Trestua Nea's structures were ripped asunder along with the ground they were built upon, and remnants of the great city form large portions of Major Belt 3 in the Archipelago. In the aftermath of the disaster, as the stability of the brane was assessed, administrative functions were instead performed from the remnants of Chelvaní Doisseia
, and only after the first Reed constitution was signed
did construction begin on a new administrative centre.
Regenelía's location was not purely a matter of Lyrisclensian nostalgia, however. Indeed, the LCC
had initially advocated for building in Dis, and as late as 44 tgc continued to favour that city as a continuing governmental centre; its central location would minimise the variation in travel times for outlying settlements and was the most fair. It was the Pesenese engineer Myenga
who, drawing upon an immense familiarity with brane mechanics, insisted that the capitol be moved further away from the Anomaly
. The new city would be the first large-scale construction project in Thet since the Shattering.