Alpine is the center of civilization in the Green Sky Era. During the coastal exodus, many climate refugees took shelter there. It was one of the only cities where the water table had not been contaminated by saltwater as the rising oceans encroached on the land.
Alpine was founded by Thayer-Thayer Corporation. Under Thayer's governance, Alpine grew into the business and legislative capital of the region. Home to many of the time's best scientific minds, it is a place of high technology, home to both Y Control and Liz Butler. "A very progressive community."