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Selatapura[a][1] is a coastal city situated on the Gunther Peninsula in southwestern Usea.[2] The city is physically connected to the International Space Elevator by a bridge.

Description

Selatapura is a highly developed port city, with a large port area and developing residential and business center. The International Space Elevator is built on an island near the city, with a long bridge linking the two together. Selatapura also features a large military presence, including an airfield and naval forces, likely as support for the space elevator.

History

Selatapura experienced hardships during the Continental War.[2] The city was captured by ISAF sometime between July 10 and August 15, 2005, following the liberation of San Salvacion.[3]

In the 2010s, Selatapura experienced massive economic growth and expansion.[2] The space elevator's construction further spurred on the city's economic success.[4]

The city was the site of a few major battles during the Lighthouse War. Erusean forces seized the space elevator and engaged the international military forces stationed there, sinking a large number of warships. They were also able to commandeer the two Arsenal Birds, Liberty and Justice, that were guarding the area.[5]

Another battle took place when Osean forces attempted to rescue former president Vincent Harling from within the space elevator. Although he was able to escape the area in a V-22 piloted by Colonel Johnson, he was killed when a missile struck the aircraft, which was later revealed to be the doing of Erusean Radicals.[6][7]

Selatapura would later experience a large-scale aerial battle between a recently-formed coaliaton of Osean and Erusean forces against the radicals from the latter. The last Arsenal Bird, Justice, was deployed in a last-ditch attempt to destroy the coalition, but it was ultimately shot down by the Osean Pilot named Trigger. As the battle seemed to die down, two unknown aircraft suddenly appeared from nowhere, taking down a large number of human pilots. This forced them to retreat from the city.[8]

The final battle at Selatapura, and ultimately the last of the war, took place when the coalition forces were sent to take down the two drones, codenamed Hugin and Munin, before they could send a depth of war data as a result of Mihaly A. Shilage's flight performance via the space elevator, resulting in an exponential growth of combat capability for other drones being assembled in areas around Usea, ultimately perpetuating the war. After a grueling fight and an unbelievable chase within the entrance and interior of the space elevator, Trigger took down the unmanned aircraft, ending the war.[9]

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Trivia

Footnotes

  1. Selatapura (セラタプラ Seratapura)

References

  1. 『エースコンバット7 スカイズ・アンノウン』河野Pへインタビュー! 巨大港湾都市“セラタプラ”とは?【先出し週刊ファミ通】. Famitsu. Published 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Famitsu Weekly scan, thanks to famigeki on Tumblr, with a new interview with Kono. Published on 4 October 2017. Retrieved on 4 October 2017.
  3. Whiskey Corridor, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  4. [TGS 2017]「エースコンバット7」の物語は単純な善悪の戦いではない――河野Pにストーリーの概要や登場キャラクターの関係などを聞いた. 4gamer.net. Published on 26 September 2017. Retrieved on 4 October 2017.
  5. Two-pronged Strategy, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  6. Rescue, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  7. Last Hope, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  8. Lighthouse, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  9. Dark Blue, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
  10. File:Strangereal Map AC7.jpg.
  11. File:Usean Topographical Map.jpg.
  12. Sitting Duck, Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies.
  13. Introduction cutscene, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy.