|Settled by Morstaybishlians
|c.334 (As the Burisaye settlements)
|Official City-wide Union
|• Lord Provost
|28 m (125 ft)
Officially Sani Bursil, Sani Gersega-Verhana-Keveri-Celidizia-Bursil, and rarely Burisaye, is the capital and largest city of Staynes and Great Morstaybishlia, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 50.8 million in 2019, making the city the largest populated city in Urth. Sani Bursil exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, and has been regarded to many as the Cradle of Aurora, holding for an enormous population for decades.
The city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to Staynes, and as many as 1,200 languages are spoken in Sani Bursil, making it Urth's most linguistically diverse city. Sani Bursil is home to more than 11 million residents born outside Great Morstaybishlia and their Overseas Territories, making it Urth's largest foreign-born population of any city. By 2016 estimates, the Sani Bursil metropolitan region remains by a significant margin the most populous in Staynes, as defined by the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), 56.6 million residents. As one of three headquarters of the United Nations of the Auroran Continent (UNAC), Sani Bursil is an important centre for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of Urth.
The Industrial Revolution in the late 18th and early 19th centuries saw a massive population boom and migration of people towards the Burisaye area. Whilst towns and smaller cities around the lake prospered, the five cities of Gersega, Verhana, Keveri, Celidizia and Bursil saw the most growth. Drawing the boundaries between the five cities became a problem in the early 1930s as they began to overlap one another. In the late 1930s ideas began circulating of a super city connected by a supermassive dense inner city centre. Blueprints were put forward in 1941 which saw the closely-neighbouring city centres form one super-city centre, which was approved. The project to remodel the city began in 1942 with the city councils buying out the 4,000 residents in the two square mile radius between the five city centres and demolishing the site to its foundations. It was predicted that automobiles would become an integral part of commuting in the next few decades and so the inner city had additional plans for larger and more efficient roadworks between buildings. The five cities merged judicial courts and constructed its building in the new area. The city councils promoted new companies or existing companies on the outer city centres to buy land and rebuild there. Now, these companies are some of the richest in the world.
The five cities each had existed since the early stages of Great Morstaybishlia with Bursil and Kerveri's roots laying from near-antiquity. Each city prospered enormously by the riches of Lake Lamberta, and by the 17th century the lake began to amalgamate people in from as far as Andel and as wide as Port Barnaul. The key to its success was the fundamental idea it held healing and extensive medicinal values. The five boroughs – Gersega, Verhana, Keveri, Celidizia and Bursil – were consolidated into a single city in 1952, forming the megalopolis. The city adopted its shortened name of Sani Bursil in 1955 because of complicated royal reasons and the fact that pronouncing the five barrelled name was quite difficult in one breath. The city's five boroughs are self governing and each have provosts, but are helmed by a single Lord Provost. Bursil is by far the dominant metropolitan borough of the supercity by area, financial, and population as well as the richest.
Many districts and landmarks in Sani Bursil have become well known, and the city received a record 201 million tourists in 2016. Several sources have ranked Sani Bursil the most photographed city in Urth.
Each city within Sani Bursil is governed by their own local government district. Gersega, Verhana, Keveri, Celidizia and Bursil. Sani Bursil as a whole is governed by a Lord Provost who works with the provosts of each city.
During the last interglacial period, the entire metropolitan area was underwater. However, there were a few rocky islets.
The area was settled in 452 AD by the kingdom of Barkoln. The first decade saw small skirmishes between the Lambole people and the Tuke. The Tuke settlement was reduced by plague, which allowed the Lambole to further establish the settlement, and by 345 AD was conned "The moonlight town" because of the strong light reflecting off of the lake from the moon. The area lasted under Barkoln rule for over half a millennia until its defeat to the First Ethalrian Empire in 896 AD.
Birisaye fell under Ethalrian occupation in 896 AD, which lasted until 905, where they fell to the Tuke Empire. Approximately 3,400 people were killed.
The Tuke Empire ruled the area once again from 905 - 925 AD.
In 975 AD, the new-found Kingdom of Staynes invaded Burisaye, led by Pip the Gallant. The famous battle, the Stand of Fifty, saw fifty Morstaybishlian soldiers defeat the entire remaining Tuke army, which roughly stood at 1,000. They maintained their rule for almost two centuries. In this period, the town grew from 95,000 to 410,000. In 991 AD, Slek the Gentle introduced Hobstiberries from Redrugus. Not long after, the metropolitan area was considered a city, although there was five towns, in four cases there were at least seven miles of separation.
Second Ethalrian rule
A second Ethalrian invasion in 1102, led by Tummikar I saw the end of Morstaybishlian occupation. Tummikar I executed Redrugus II in Meta daw park, which is also the King's existing burial site. Tummikar saw potential in Burisaye and invested a lot of labour into developing fortification and existing farmyards. However, due to threats other than Morstaybishlia, Tummikar was forced to abandon Burisaye in 1151 in favour for Santan and Ribenstadt.
Second Morstaybishlian rule
A week after abandonment, Morstaybishlia reclaimed the metropolis.
Sani Bursil has architecturally noteworthy buildings in a wide range of styles and from distinct time periods.
Sani Bursil's skyline, with its many skyscrapers, is universally recognised, and the city has been home to several of the tallest buildings in the world. As of 2011, Sani Bursil had 12,537 high-rise buildings, of which 1,236 completed structures were at least 330 feet (100 m) high, with over 240 completed skyscrapers taller than 656 feet (200 m). These include the Jeknu Tower, the government building for Finance Control.
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Media and entertainment
Football has been a dominant sport in Sani Bursil, with 31 professional football clubs and 49 non-professional in all districts. The most prominent clubs in the last several years have been Celidizia F.C., Jubrayn F.C., Yatal F.C., Ferya United F.C. and Bursil F.C.. Bursil F.C. has won the most trophies out of the five large clubs in the last twenty years. eleven Staynish Premier League trophies, four Grand Cup trophies and six Lamberta Cups whilst their biggest rivals Celidizia F.C. trails at four Staynish Premier League trophies, six Grand Cup trophies and one Lamberta Cup.