Eri City is the capital of Severus (Kiel III), Kiel system, United Empire of Earth (UEE). Once a center of military power during the Xi'an-Human Cold War (2530 - 2792), the infrastructure abandoned by the armed forces when they left Kiel after tensions cooled are now being utilized by major aerospace corporations such as Roberts Space Industries. Some buildings have been torn down and replaced with city parks, and others have been converted to civilian apartments. One major renovation project was the expansive convention hall built near the city's center that has been home to the Intergalactic Aerospace Expo since 2916. A culture of fine dining developed after Severus was recognized in 2937, and the city has become a top destination for gourmet food enthusiasts.