Traction City


Mortal Engines (mentioned), A Darkling Plain (mentioned), Fever Crumb (mentioned)

Lord Mayor:



Around 480 TE



Paris is a French city and the modern day capital of France. In the Mortal Engines Quartet, Paris is a Traction City.

Much like today, Paris is seen as an exotic and sophisticated tourist destination. Nimrod Pennyroyal wrote many of his books there.

Sometime in the Traction Era, Shrike served as an executioner aboard the city. He was much feared by the criminals, which gave him a dark reputation among them.

Paris is, despite it's cultural reputation, a predator city. It is one of the first traction cities - maybe the second ever, as it was rumoured during London's mobolization that Paris was too building a massive chassis for a traction city.

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