similar to that of the Empirial city. Perhaps the Empire simply repaired the ancient ruins?
Hmm, I guess this is a realistic possibility. There are another few reasons why I believe that ruins like these did not originate in the Ancient Age, though:
1) These other ruins are never populated by pure type monsters.
Though this is not essential, the Ancients often left guardians behind in their structures and facilities: places like PD1 Episode 4, or Uru, or The Fallen Ground. All the ruins I’m suggesting to be “non-Ancient Age” have no kind of Ancient Age pure type monsters guarding them.[/quote]
But the ruins that you designate as “Ancient Age” all have something to do with armament production (exactly the reason why the Empire researches them). Are there any areas that could be considered as an Ancient city if the stone buildings didn’t belong to them?
[quote=“Lance”]3) We’re not supposed to have proof that the Ancients were human.
This is kind of an abstract point, but - all the definite Ancient Age ruins are weird, monolithic, inhuman labyrinths. As we aren’t meant to know if the Ancients were human or not, this would make good sense, as the places seem very alien to us.
However, all the “other” ruins look like they were probably built by humans - their arches and pillars generally echo ancient Greek or Roman architecture. If the Imperial Capital was a ruined Ancient Age city as you suggested, that would suggest that the Ancients were definitely human. (Well, to me, that really does look like a human city.) As we know, however, the Ancients were not definitely human…[/quote]
I agree about the Ancients not being definitely human, but you have to take into consideration that the ruins were controlled by drones, and they were humanoid creatures. So I wouldn’t call the ruins “inhuman”. You can even see stairs and small hallways in the ruin of episode 6 (PD Orta).