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Club Atlantis was the name of a nightclub in Night City. For decades, it was the premier club for the city's fixers, solos, and netrunners.

Overview[]

The top three floors of the Sports Arena were the home of Club Atlantis, a favorite hangout for upwardly-mobile corpzoners and street ronin between assignments.[1] This expensive establishment was decorated in a disorienting style: a series of cantilevered stairs, angled mirrors, special effects lighting and robotic mannequins placed strategically on walls and ceilings creating the optical illusion of bar patrons moving against the laws of physics and gravity. The bar itself served a complete selection of spirits, liqueurs, beers, and cocktails. It also had a multilevel dance floor and performance stage.[2]

History[]

Prior to 2013, the club's reputation was considered anarchistic, reportedly a regular haunt of Johnny Silverhand and his former lover, Rogue. In 2013, Rogue and her solo partner, Santiago, regularly did business at the club, despite the Atlantis' change of decor and tone. After Alt Cunningham's kidnapping, Johnny reunited with Rogue at the Atlantis and hired her to launch an assault against Arasaka. Hot on his tail, several Arasaka private security contractors arrived and attempted to eliminate Johnny, killing a patron in the process.[3] Johnny, Rogue, and Santiago escaped Club Atlantis alive, after which they proceeded to Arasaka Tower to rescue Alt.[4]

By 2045, Club Atlantis was still active and was known for its executive appeal, with stylized architecture and interiors, and offering a more glamorous, upscale design to patrons.[5]

By 2077, Club Atlantis, like much of Night City after the economic collapse, all but disappeared. Its role as the defining haunt for solos and fixers in Night City was replaced by the Afterlife, a club run by Rogue herself, located within a converted morgue. Unlike the Atlantis, the Afterlife's admission policy was far more exclusive, and catered primarily to solos and netrunners. Nostalgic old-timers lamented that, as good as the Afterlife scene was, it lacked the wildcard flavor of Club Atlantis.[4]

Database Entry (2077)[]

Atlantis

ATLANTIS

Just as it is difficult today to imagine the fabric of Night City without the Afterlife, so it was in the 2020s with Atlantis. Atlantis was the central hub of information dealing, mercwork and professional favors. Those who still remember the club (which has long been closed) say the Afterlife is a poor imitation, stained by posers, that doesn't hold a candle to the atmosphere of authenticity Atlantis once boasted. Of course, when people reach a certain age, they tend to make claims of that sort about the old days. But one claim that does contain a nugget of truth is that the Atlantis welcomed a more diverse (and wilder) crowd. Not only would you encounter mercenaries and fixers with established street cred, but you could rub elbows with con artists, swindlers, 15-minute celebs, long-forgotten legends, rockers, washed-out pop icons, off-the-clock cops, dream dealers, spies... Back in those days, there was no rep-check to walk through that front door. (Whether you walked back out under your own power was a different matter.)[4]

Notes[]

References[]

  1. Countdown to the Dark Future#Countdown to the Dark Future #39
  2. PONDSMITH, M. Night City Sourcebook. 1st ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1991. (p.154)
  3. PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk 2013: Welcome to Night City. 1st ed., Berkeley, CA, R. Talsorian Games, 1988.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 CD Projekt RED. Cyberpunk 2077. Video Game, Multi-Platform. Poland, CD Projekt S.A., 2020.
  5. PONDSMITH, M. Cyberpunk RED Corebook. 1st ed., Kenmore, WA, R. Talsorian Games, 2020.


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