Shadowrun: Angels and SINners
Downtown Los Angeles
The Downtown District, also known as Arcology Mile, is the garden spot of Los Angeles. It includes Belvedere, Maywood, Huntingon Park, Bell, Southgate and Watts. (Yes, Watts, and ain’t
that a hoot for you history buffs out there?) Corporations large and small own the district, every last block of it. The sheer number of arcologies in Downtown make for an impressive skyline—the corps all seem to have hired the same people to design as close to an earthquake-proof high-rise as they could get. (Something in the corp mentality just can’t deal with a low-slung HQ, I guess. I wonder why … ?) Police patrols are frequent, well-armed, and solidly corporate—there’s no such thing as civic authority here. The corps know the City Authority is incompetent, so they prefer to handle law enforcement on their own. Pedestrians who don’t
look sufficiently corporate will be stopped, questioned, and possibly hauled off to god-knows-where, depending on the mood of the arresting officers.