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Kuo Kuana[1] is the largest city on Menagerie and is a haven for Faunus kind. It is the home of the chieftain of Menagerie, Ghira Belladonna. It first appeared in the episode "Menagerie".

Description

Kuo Kuana is the largest settlement in Menagerie. Though Menagerie is a large landmass, it comprises mostly desert, forcing the Faunus to congregate on smaller areas resulting in the dense settlement of Kuo Kuana.

Kuo Kuana is a bustling town with packed residential areas and expansive markets.

The main street runs from the port to the Chieftain's house and is lined with market stalls and houses. The houses come in many different shapes and sizes accommodating a variety of different Faunus that live there.

The city has a district called "The shallow sea"[2] dedicated to Faunus with aquatic features. It is comprised of a number of wooden stilt houses situated over shallow water. The water is shallow enough for Faunus to walk in, but also deep enough for more aquatic Faunus to swim in. Boardwalks are connected with wooden rope bridges and are populated by booths selling food and drinks. The water features a submerged market area for Faunus with aquatic features enabling them to convene with the rest of the public.

Another section of the town has a residential area with houses more evenly spaced apart. This makes room for alleys, and somewhere in Kuo Kuana is the Albains' hideout.

Separated from the cramped houses is the multilevel Belladonna home, spaced away with a large, paved courtyard. The courtyard also serves as the town square where the chieftain can hold meetings and announcements to the people of Menagerie.

History

Following the Great War, the Faunus were given Menagerie as a reward for their participation, in conjunction with equal rights. While some Humans saw these rewards as fair and just, many Faunus saw it as a slap to the face, as two-thirds of Menagerie is a desert that is uninhabitable due to dangerous wildlife. They had no choice but to congregate on smaller areas of the landmass resulting in the dense settlement of Kuo Kuana.

After Blake Belladonna returns home after she believes running away from her Team would keep them safe following the Fall of Beacon alongside Sun Wukong, they meet with Blake's parents Kali Belladonna and the chieftain of Menagerie Ghira Belladonna. After an attack from Ilia Amitola and Sun confronting Blake on her reasons for leaving her team, they learn of Adam Taurus planning a coup with the rest of the White Fang against Sienna Khan and a future attack on Haven Academy.

After they resolve to stop the attack, they track down one of Ilia's Associates who fires at them in the city and later attempt to convince the citizens of Kuo Kuana to help them out. After they realize nobody wanted to help, they are attacked by the White Fang and are forced to fight them off. Once Corsac Albain and Fennec Albain are defeated following a fight at Blake's home, she manages to convince the citizens that the White Fang will keep attacking people if nobody stops them. This causes Ilia to switch sides and help them, along with all of the Faunus finally deciding to help out with the situation.

Later, the people of Kuo Kuana receive Ruby's message to all of Remnant publicly revealing the existence of Salem and her asking for assistance with the current situation in Atlas. In the end though, nobody came to help as Atlas is destroyed in "The Final Word".

Notable People

White Fang Cell

Trivia

  • While not considered a Kingdom, it shares many similarities with them. It is a large settlement safe from Grimm. In World of Remnant, similarly how each Kingdom is represented by its own color, Menagerie and its colonies are represented by the color yellow. This likely implies that it is considered to be its own nation or territory in some respects, as the other four known nations and their townships are similarly represented.

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