Baticul, the Capital of Light, is the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Kimlasca in Tales of the Abyss. It is ruled by King Ingobert VI, alongside his daughter, Princess Natalia Luzu Kimlasca-Lanvaldear.
Baticul is a tiered city with separate living areas for different social classes. The nobles and royalty live on the top tier, and the entrance-level tier is the shopping district, which also contains the coliseum. The different tiers are accessed by use of elevators around the city, while the port and Abandoned Factory are accessed by cable car.
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Baticul was created in the crater left by a giant fonstone that fell from the fon belt. The fonstone fell at nearly a vertical angle, leaving a high rim around the hole it created. The first settlers made their homes on that rim, but later began developing the inside of the crater to obtain a more comfortable environment. Over many years, the seawater dammed up, and a port was built. Buildings grew higher as they searched for sunlight. Eventually, the fon-tech and fon machine revolution led to the installation of machines throughout the city. This industrial activity and the wideness of the land drew people from around the world, resulting in the city becoming the capital of the kingdom.