ATLAS OF THE DC UNIVERSE
This Atlas represents the prime Earth of the DC Universe as it was during the period of my RPG campaigns, roughly the time just before
the Identity Crisis mini-series. Some additional updates were made based on information obtained up to about the time of the
Final Crisis mini-series. As such this represents the DC Universe as it was prior to the line-wide DC Comics reboot that
occurred with the publication of Flashpoint / The New 52 in 2011.
The information presented in this atlas is based primarily on the Atlas of the DC Universe supplement for Mayfair Games'
DC Heroes RPG and the Secret Files: Guide to the DC Universe 2000 comic. Additional updates were made based on the
DC Adventures Universe sourcebook for the DC Adventures RPG from Green Ronin Publishing (printed in 2013).
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North / Central / South America
Middle East / Asia
The nation of Austanburg first appeared in Checkmate. Later used in Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. It is currently ruled by Victor Cypher.
Superman and Batman both had important experiences during their formative years in this troubled central
Asian country where government troops clash with ancient monasteries.
Bialya was ruled by petty dictator Rumaan Harjavarti. He tricked the extra-dimensional Champions of Angor
into aiding him against the major world powers. He clashed with the Justice League International several times before being
assassinated by the mysterious Queen Bee who took his place as ruler of Bialya.
Queen Bee brainwashed the Global Guardians to serve her. She was later killed by Rumaan's brother, Sumaan.
He continued to use the Global Guardians until Dr. Mist broke their conditioning and they left Bialya.
- Capital: La Ciudad de Salinas
The Democratic State of Bogatago is anything but a democracy. A military dictatorship it receives extensive
support from South American drug cartels who use the fertile fields to grow their drug crop.
This despotic island nation near the Azores recently went to war with Atlantis but lost. The island has been annexed and
is a protectorate of Atlantis now. Its status since the recent disappearance and subsequent return of Atlantis is unknown.
Feithera is the hidden city of winged people that is the home of former Infinity Inc. member Northwind.
FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE
Originally a large complex hidden beneath the Antarctic ice, after its destruction Superman created a new Fortress of Solitude
in a tesseract. The Fortress' entrance is hidden in the Andean ice fields. Superman keeps the relics of his homeworld Krypton here
as well as an advanced lab, monitoring station and several Kryptonian robots.
Superman has since relocated his Fortress of Solitude again, this time to the Arctic.
The hidden Gorilla City is home to a race of super-intelligent gorillas. It was ruled by the benevolent King
Solovar until his recent assassination. It is also the home of the villainous Gorilla Grodd as well as Sam Simeon.
Markovia is a tiny Alpine nation that has suffered greatly this century. Markovia was captured by the Nazis during World War II.
The Nazi's puppet regime was ousted by the Allies, but the son of the puppet regent conquered the country decades later after killing
the king. He was deposed and the king's oldest son was placed on the throne only to be killed a few years later by a vampire. The
vampire was defeated by the younger prince, Brion, who was also the heroic Geo-Force. Recently Markovia suffered two disasters.
First was the extensive damage wrought by the Millenium Giants, then a nuclear reactor suffered a critical meltdown. The aftermath of
these disasters will take the small nation years to recover from.
Modora is ruled by Bito Vladon, the Green Lantern villain Sonar. He uses his advanced sonic technology to
keep his country wealthy, but rules with an iron fist. He recently attempted to take over much of Europe using his sonic
technology to brainwash the former Soviet Rocket Red brigade as well as several super heroes. He was thwarted by Justice
This city in Uruguay was destroyed by the archvillain Vandal Savage. The ruins of Montevideo are now home to Superbia, the
floating citadel of the International Ultramarine Corps, whose metahuman agents aggressively pursue world peace.
Pokolistan is an aggressive Eastern European nation led by the powerful General Zod, who has led his country in assaults
against several neighboring states, including Germany. Zod's actions have brought him and his country into conflict with
Poseidonis is one of the two domed city states of Atlantis. King Orin, aka Aquaman, rules from Poseidonis.
The Gulf nation of Qurac held a strong anti-US policy and was a major sponsor of terrorism directed against
the west. Qurac was the home base for the metahuman terrorist group the Jihad until their base was destroyed by the Suicide
Angry over terrorist attacks against Metropolis, Superman destroyed much of Qurac's military capability.
Qurac's president Marlo was eventually kidnapped by western special forces and brought to the U.S. to stand trial.
The small country suffered its greatest disaster when the terrorist Chesire detonated a stolen Russian nuclear
missile over the country. She wanted to show she was willing to use the weapons she had stolen, but chose a country she knew
the world powers cared little for (Deathstroke #19). Because of the radiation, aid workers have had difficulty getting help to
The home of Batman's nemesis Bane, this Caribbean island is a major drug trafficking port and the source of
the steroid drug "Venom".
Skartaris is an extra-dimensional realm that was once mistakenly believed to exist in the center of the Earth. Entrances to
this realm can be found in both the Arctic and Antarctic. It is home to Travis Morgan, the Warlord.
Tritonis is the second domed city of Atlantis. Unlike the denizens of Poseidonis, who appear human, the
Tritonians appear as mythical mer-creatures with human upper bodies and fish tails for lower bodies.
Vlatava was the home of the villain Count Vertigo. With the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, Vlatava became torn with
ethnic strife. Muslim forces loyal to General Hafza battled with Christian forces loyal to Count Vertigo. In the end it was
the Spectre who decided the fate of Vlatava, judging the entire country evil and razing it. The only living things left in the
country were Hafza and Vertigo, inheritors of a dead land (Spectre #13).
The nation of Zandia is a small island that is considered safe harbor for criminals the world over. For centuries the island
was under the control of the Church of Brother Blood. The long reign of the church was recently ended with the intervention of
the New Teen Titans.
The island was recently at the center of a H.I.V.E. plot to destroy the world's heroes. Zandia's criminal rulers also managed
to field a team of athletes for the Summer Olympic Games.
When Zandia first appeared in New Teen Titans (1st series) #14 it was located in the Baltic Sea, later it was said to
be in the Mediterranean. Different comics since then have alternated placing the island in both the Baltic and Mediterranean Sea.
It is placed here in the Mediterranean based on information found in Secret Files: Guide to the DCU 2000 (cover dated March
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