| "I once thought I could save the world... now look at it"
— Spoilers for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided follow!
|"Welcome to Golem City, clank!"|
|- A policeman|
Útulek Complex or Útulek Station, nicknamed Golem City, is an enclosed city on the outskirts of Prague, Czech Republic. It was originally built by the Santeau Group to offer temporary housing to Prague's working class. Following the Aug Incident in 2027, the complex quickly devolves into a ghetto for the mechanically augmented. Any undocumented augmented people are sent to live in Útulek Complex, segregated from the non-augmented populace.
The European Union present Útulek Complex as a safe haven for augmented people to live together. In reality, Golem City is comparable to a prison camp. The police artificially restrict the amount of Neuropozyne distributed in the city. In doing so, they establish a way to control the transhumans living there who need the drug to survive. The Czech police patrol Golem City and ensure that its residents live in a constant state of fear.
Due to the poor treatment of augmented humans, an organization named the Augmented Rights Coalition is established. ARC makes Golem City its headquarters. Talos Rucker, the leader of ARC, has an office in the complex. ARC activities are evident around Útulek Complex in the form of propaganda posters depicting Rucker and featuring various revolutionary slogans. Loudspeakers around the city broadcast messages from Rucker, such as denouncements of violence as a solution to transhumans' oppression.
Behind the scenesEdit
- According to the Art of Deus Ex Universe, the Útulek Complex was inspired by the real-world Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong. The Walled City was a tightly packed collection of buildings with a large population density. Like Útulek Complex, the quality of life for residence was poor and the city experienced high crime rates.
- The word útulek is Czech for shelter or refuge; obviously referring to Útulek Complex's supposed function as a refuge for augmented people.