Shadowrun: Fortune Days
Seattle: the Emerald City, premier metroplex, the western port and outpost of the United Canadian and American States (UCAS) , an urban locale of culture, history, and vibrant activity nestled amidst the Native American Nations and the thriving ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle is a prime destination for travellers: for business, an urban sightseeing Vacation, or an extended visit to the the surrounding wilderness.
The city is broken down into several districts, spanning over 4,000 square kilometres. These vary greatly in their own subcultures and populations, most commonly dominated by a particular meta-human race.
Like the UCAS, Seattle has no official language, although the common
local language is English. Seattle’s cosmopolitan character makes it more
multilingual, however, and you can regularly expect to hear Japanese
and several Native American languages spoken here, along with Russian,
Cantonese, Spanish, and even Elvish (Sperethiel) and Orkish (Or’zet)!
Translator agents or chips are recommended for travelers visiting some
of Seattle’s different ethnic neighborhoods and districts.
Although the official currency of the Seattle Metroplex is the UCAS
Dollar ($), the international Nuyen (¥) has largely supplanted the
dollar in the local economy, and most prices in Seattle are given in
nuyen, with some AR pricing menus having optional currency conversions.
It’s a good idea to check the current dollar-nuyen exchange
rates before entering the metroplex and converting some currency for
Additionally, Seattle makes greater use of hardcopy currency—
nuyen, dollars, and corporate scrip—than most of the UCAS. This is
due to potential communication issues with other UCAS banks and
financial institutions; you do not want to be caught without access to
Seattle has state-of-the-art medical facilities, with a total of
eighty-eight hospitals and clinics throughout the greater metroplex
area. Seattle is number one in the UCAS in trauma and emergency
care, with some of the finest doctors and medical care in the
Population Density: 750+ per square kilometer
Per Capita Income: 56,000¥
Corporate-Affiliated Population: 59%
DocWagon Clinics: 25
Means of Commuting to Work:
Internal Combustion Vehicle: 2%
GridGuide Electric Vehicles, Individual: 39%
GridGuide Electric Vehicles, Group: 22%
Monorail Ring Riders: 22%
On-site Workers: 12%
Less than 12 years: 42%
High School Equivalency: 34%
College Equivalency: 17%
Advanced Degrees and Certificates: 7%
Felonious Crime Rate: 18 per 1,000 per annum