The Redmond district of Seattle, UCAS is more commonly known as The Redmond Barrens. Well known for its run-down metahuman ghettos/projects.
At the end of the 20th century Redmond was a center of computer industries in the North American northwest. The Shiawase nuclear powerplant Trojan-Satop had a particular meltdown, creating the notorious “Glow City”. Most humans and metahumans left Redmond after that disaster. Then the Crash of 2029 struck and destroyed the Computer industry. Since then the district hasn’t recovered in any way.
The Redmond Barrens provide a stark contrast to the order and civilization of areas like Downtown Seattle and Tacoma. Redmond is virtually lawless, except in the areas that border other districts. Redmond is also known for its notorious gang fights and violence, scaring many away from the area.
Redmond has more gangs than any other district in Seattle, hundreds, in fact. The gangs are the closest thing to a law or a government. The Rusted Stilettos claim territory near Glow City, and run protection rackets there. Many of the Trolls and Orks who make up the gang are literally mutants, with sickly looks and pale skin. Their colours are black and rust red. The Brain Eaters are a mixed-race gang operating in the Touristville area. They scavenge what remains of Redmond’s technology, and are the sole group of shadow-deckers operating out of Redmond. They are also heavily into smuggling.
The Red Hot Nukes are a dwarf go-gang based around Route 202. They consider themselves more of a neighbourhood association than a gang, and are explosives experts. Most of their rackets involve demolitions in some way; The Nukes love to blow things up. Their colours are gray and red, and all members wear baseball caps.
The Spiders are one of Redmond’s largest and newest gangs, made up of victims of the Universal Brotherhood. They all follow the Spider totem, even the un-Awakened, and are led by a Spider shaman named Widow. The Spiders are obsessed with protecting Redmond from insect spirits and other magical threats, and press-gang people into the gang from time to time. They are headquatred just south of Beaver Lake and Glow City, and their colours are black or dark brown with a red web pattern overlaid.