Princes street and the streets nearby were destroyed in the early hours of the Arcanotech Wars. The death toll was in the thousands when a Nazzadi cruiser crashed in a firestorm. Princes Street gardens has became a Garden of remembrance to the many who have fallen in the Aeon War, with white markers reaching from Waverley to Castle Street.
The Scott Monument was broken in half and the upper section is now a dizzying spire of glass and metal, a fusion of old and new, each pane of glass inscribed with names of the Humans and Nazzadi that have fallen in the Aeon War.
Where there were once shopping plazas are now NEG offices. Most Edinburgh natives find Princes Street leaves them feeling empty inside.