Old Athen was completed in 28850 under the name Omni-2 due to severe overpopulation in Omni-1. In 28860 Omni-2 was partly destroyed and flooded due to the malfunctioning weather control system. Repairs began immediately.
Within the space of three years, violent suppression of their workers not only sowed the seeds of the very liberation Omni-Tek sought to prevent, but saw it grow. The Omni-Tek Manual Laborers Guild strike of 29199 was put down by Omni-Tek troops, as was the uprising of 29201. But in 29202, workers formed the first Clans.
Four years later, the Clans began open revolution. Two years into the first Rubi-Ka'n civil war, Omni-2 was taken over by Clan forces and renamed to Athen, after one of the clans leaders who died in the attack. Since Omni-Tek's signing of The Clans Rights Treaty in 29223, Old Athen is officially recognized as belonging to the Clans by all parties on Rubi-Ka.
Old Athen is, like Omni-1 and Omni-3 aka Rome, a walled city. Athen Shire lies mostly to the west of Old Athen, but borders part of its impassable walls. Athen Shire surrounds all of West Athen other than its border with Old Athen. The rubble and wreckage of Wartorn Valley lies to the east.
An avenue of Basic, Advanced and Superior General Shops, runs from the western marble walls and their arched gates northeast to the Vanguard headquarters building, where Ramon Bauer stands at 500 x 570.
Mission terminals at 420 x 450, 444 x 333, and 220 x 400. Save and Reclaim Terminals at 480 x 470, 440 x 460, 580 x 410, and 360 x 280.
The Grid terminal is at 513 x 572.
Global Market Search terminals are in the center of OA, on 'OA Hill'.
A whompah in the south (468 x 322) has routes to Bliss in The Longest Road zone, the Clan Capital of Tir, and the arid Wailing Wastes.
The whompah in the southwest links to Jobe Platform in the flying city of Jobe.
Multiple GMS terminals and the utterly unmistakable and unmissable landmark of a titanic ancient tree in the center of Old Athen make the area known as 'OA Hill' a common meeting place. The other is the Luxury Shop 'Finest Edition' at 370 x 500, owned and operated by the Vanguard clan.
- Stella Barnes, Gauntlet Buff NPC, south of the whompahs
- Arbiter Herald directs players to Arbiter Vincenzo Palmiero's robot assistant RALPH in the Holodeck building in ICC HQ with "The ICC Arbiter" mission and marker.
- Ramon Bauer, an NPC for the Omni version of the Uncle Bazzit AI Expertise 3 Mission stands at 500 x 570, in front of Vanguard Headquarters.
- Callista Zazzera next to the whompah to Tir at 440 x 305 gives a repeatable quest that is the fastest XP of all the Clan Starter Missions
|Beginner Guide:Getting to Nascence through Old Athen and Jobe
|Halloween Events including Draculeets, Frankenleets and the 'I Win' button
|Alan Jacobi Wheeler-dealer leader of the Vanguard clan
|The Longest Road actually begins in Old Athen, believe it or not
|Timeline of Anarchy Online History