Neopedia : Geraptiku
Location name: Lost City of Geraptiku
Location: The northern jungles of Mystery Island
Previous government: King and council
Most notable structure: The Deserted Tomb
Many Islanders eagerly await the day when the jungle fully reclaims the land that was once Geraptiku, eradicating any evidence that the city was once there. Thanks to its sprawling growth, the jungle has already taken back much of the city's original territory. As a result, what was once a vast landscape of huts and marketplaces is now little more than a few disintegrating shacks. One thing that the jungle cannot overgrow, however, is the natives' memories of the city's once frightful existence.
The Deserted Tomb, on the other hand, still stands tall and seems unwilling to pass into legend so easily. At the very top of the pyramid stands a stone circle, unmoved by the ages. The natives call this stone "kalahnto," which can be loosely translated into the word "judgment." Most Islanders believe that the city of Geraptiku angered the ancient spirits with its citizens' excessive pride and claims of greatness. As punishment for their insolence, the angry spirits struck down the population of Geraptiku in a single night.
As unlikely as such a story may seem, no other explanation as to why the largest civilisation on Mystery Island
suddenly vanished has ever gained enough support to challenge this theory. Perhaps that is one reason why Mystery
Island only has a few scattered huts and minor villages, rather than a central metropolis. Could it be that the
natives are all too afraid of the tomb's judging eye, which serves as an eerie reminder of what can happen to a
city that thinks it is greater than the spirits of the Island?