These settlements are old human strongholds that were established during the war with the robots. They were once military bases that later grew into cities after the war, and they are now the home of the planet's veteran inhabitants as well as new settlers who choose to seek their fortune here. Like the large capitals these cities are safe havens for all humans who choose to live in these urban environments. Each city is protected by advanced defense systems and contain important industrial facilities that refine resources and provide the colony with merchandize for the domestic market. These cities are therefore able to offer a much larger variety of equipment to its citizens and visitors then any of the minor settlements.