The city of Manaus is an important location in the war of the Garou against Pentex Laboratories in the Amazonian rainforest. The city saw its boom late XIX century as the rubber market took off. Manaus was the center of that rubber industry, and it quickly grew its population and riches. The city even became a center for european culture in the jungle with its own opera house to serve the artistic tastes of the rubber barons.
Manaus today is the major transportation nexus in the area. From here, vehicles cross the Amazon through the river, in the air or over the Trans-Amazonian Highway. DFG, Inc. uses Manaus as its major port. Their deforestation efforts are supplied through this city and watched closely by the Hollow Heart Caern, to the north.
- Rage Across the Amazon, p. 26