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Prekazka district map

Map of Překážka showing notable locations and infrastructural features (view full size image)

Překážka (meaning "obstacle" or "barrier") is a district of Prague that is south of the railroad. It is the first of the districts of Prague that is visited in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Travel between Překážka and the districts north of the railroad is possible only through the metro station.

Characteristics Edit

This part of Prague has fallen into disrepair after the Aug Incident.[1] In contrast to the districts to the north, this part of Prague is dilapidated and has a high population of augmented persons.

Notable locations Edit

Čapkova Kašna (Čapek Fountain) and vicinity Edit

Pod zelenými stromy ("under the green trees") Edit

  • Vincent van Aug – An art gallery featuring works of augmented artists.
  • Velvet Rock – A sculpture consisting of a large rock hung by chains. According to the landmark description, it is a homage to the Velvet Revolution.
  • A courtyard occupied by homeless and Neon dealers.
  • The Underpath, which includes the interior of an abandoned local tourism office.
  • Koníčky & Hračky – A toys workshop serving as the base of Drahomír Koníčky's forgery and extortion operation.
  • A second floor apartment near Koníčky & Hračky and the meeting site of Per Aspera Ad Astra, a group helping augmented persons to reintegrate with the rest of the community.

East-side areas Edit

Překážka sewers Edit

Main article: Překážka sewers

Notes Edit

  • Překážka is associated with the name "poor district," which appears in developer commentary[2] and occasionally in in-game texts.[3][4] The name "poor district" might have been the name for Překážka during the game's development.

Trivia Edit

  • Čapkova Kašna (Čapek Fountain or Čapek's Fountain) is presumably named after Karel Čapek, an early 20th century Czech writer and playwright. Čapek is most famous for his novel War with the Newts and the play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), which introduced the word robot (derived from the Czech word "robota," meaning "servitude" or "work"). This is one of the earliest literary works, if not the first, that depicts the "robot as a threat" trope and an uprising of artificial intelligent beings, though certainly not the first one to feature an artificial being.

See also Edit

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Landmark description of Zeleň Apartments
  2. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Building Prague City Hub
  3. "RE: Please help" (e-mail on Gerard Romero's computer)
  4. "FW: Church of the MachineGod debrief" (pocket secretary message)
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