Tram is the largest city on Asura (Ferron III), United Empire of Earth (UEE). It was the financial and cultural center of Asura’s thriving economy until the mining crash in the early 2800s caused widespread economic collapse. Many of its buildings were abandoned as the majority of its population fled, and have been allowed to deteriorate. Today, drinking water shortages are common in some areas due to the failure of old infrastructure and source contamination issues. Pollution poses a continual hazard to those unwilling or unable to relocate. There has been a recent effort among some architecture historians to preserve some of the grand old buildings erected during the city’s heyday.