Queen City is an Eastern USA metropolis located in the center of the Carolina Piedmont region, midway between Charleston on the Atlantic and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is split by the Catawba River and bounded on the west by Lake Wylie and the north by Lake Norman.

It has a population of over 3 million and is a major world cultural, business, and financial center. It is headquarters to several international banks and Kingdom Power, America's largest energy corporation. It is also most famously home to the Knights, the preeminent superhero team on Earth.