Flydon Maxima was a part of the Flydon Agglomeration.
Global warming on the planet led to an increase in water levels, rising above the previous 88% water surface coverage. This led to the renaming of the planet as Despair and an evacuation, mainly to Flydon Minima. Those who stayed adapted to living in floating cities, surviving on fish, seaweed and rainwater. (PROSE: The Depths of Despair)