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Cleveland

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Welcome to our city. As Mayor of the Cleveland Metroplex, I extend my greeting to you and offer you the key to our little Sprawl on the Lake. What you will find here in this guidebook is a close-up of a rejuvenated, enduring, and hard-working community that forms the backbone of industry in the UCAS.

Walk along the streets of our Theater and Warehouse Districts, where the Awakened dazzle tourists and residents alike with wondrous magics, as well as Euclid Center and see a vibrant all-American city full of entertainments, sports, history, and shopping for all budgets and tastes. Corporate citizens enjoy exclusive access to and unlimited use of the Burke Lakefront Airport. Enjoy the landmark Cleveland-Saeder-Krupp Rock & Roll Hall of Fame where the likes of new novahot stars of Maria Mercurial, Concrete Dreams, and Darkvine are now featured. Take a guided tour and revisit one of the most profound events to have shaped our nation and the continent: The Night of Rage Memorial, depicting brave metahumans struggle for equal rights that led to the modification of the 11th Amendment, which granted citizenship to metahumans.

Still, many metahuman fled the area for what they perceived to be greener pastures.

Though challenges still remain for the city, with economic development of neighborhoods, improvement of city schools, and continued encouragement of new immigration to Cleveland being top municipal priorities, the metroplex government has worked diligently to attract metahumans back to the Sprawl.

When Louis Grant, Antonia Guillén, Florencia Magrina, Phylicity Bolden, Kaiman Bass, and Benjamín Montreal asked me to write the introduction to this latest edition to their Bass’s Guide to Cleveland, I readily agreed. It is my pleasure to be the first to welcome you on this tour of our proud and enduring city. Welcome to Cleveland.

– Quinell Green, Mayor, Cleveland Metroplex

(This population figure, as well as the demographic figures below, represent the Cleveland Sprawl and excludes Toledo or the nearby Sprawls of Detroit, MI or Buffalo, NY)

Cleveland (as of 2070)
Population: 2,315,754
Humans: 97%
Elves: 1%
Dwarves: 1%
Orks: 1%
Trolls: <1%
Other: <1%
Size: 2,222km2
Population Density: 6,987/km2
Per Capita Income: 4,022¥
Below Poverty Level: 3%
On Fortune's Active Traders List: 1%
Corporate-Affiliated: 43%
Felonious Crime Rate: 14 per 1,000 per annum
Education:
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High School Equivalency: 61%
College Degrees: 26%
Advanced Degrees: 12%
Hospitals: 56
Local Telecomm Grid Access No: Regional Telecomm Grid Access: NA/UCAS-MW/OH-CLV

History[]

Between 2002 to 2008, during the Resource Rush, several corporations clamored to “rescue” Cleveland from its chronic urban decay. Colluding with the Federal, State and local governments, United Oil cleaned the Cuyahoga River of most pollutants and poured vast amounts of money to rejuvenate downtown, which also drove up prices, pushing out many working-class and minimum-wage residents.

The time between the 2010s and 2040 saw a tragedy smack our dear Sprawl in the gut. Around 35% of our residents succumbed to the Virally Induced Toxicity Allergy Syndrome, or VITAS, by year’s end. This erased whole communities.

Throughout the 2010s, 2020s, and 2030s, Cleveland became one of the unfortunate epicenters for racial hatreds as certain percentages of folks began to, as scientists said, express into their true forms. Others insisted these expressions harkened back to a time of myth. But, whatever one’s take on the phenomenon, these two events sparked deep-seated fears. At the same time, Cleveland saw major corporate investment and revitalization.

All this progress not only came to an end, but was sadly reversed, however, when the city and surrounding communities were rocked by violence and poverty during the Computer Crash of 2029 and the Night of Rage ten years later. As a result, hundreds of thousands of metahuman residents fled the city, moving to other locales like Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and even as far away as Seattle.

As a response to the violence and instability, the local corporations sealed off their enclaves to protect their extraterritorial properties and corporate citizens. Many relocated from outlying areas, like Akron, since there was safety in numbers. Ares Macrotechnologies, Aztechnology, Saeder-Krupp Heavy Industries, and Shiawase Corporation helped the city pull itself up and rebrand itself from its troubled past.

In the mid-2050s, following reports of several missing persons reports, Knight-Errant unearthed a major hive of insect shamans and insect spirits in Cleveland’s West Side District. On October 5th, the UCAS Federal Government declared a quarantine area between Clark Avenue and the Medina Freeway, and between Interstate 71 on the east to West 49th Street and Dennison Avenue to the west. Officially, the Clark-Fulton Containment Zone (also known as CFCZ) was established against an outbreak of a new strain of VITAS. The CFCZ was created by destroying several buildings surrounding the area and using the debris to create make shift barriers. It is estimated that 40,000 people were trapped within the CFCZ at the time it was erected.

On November 1st, 2055, after an undercover Ares group infiltrated in to the Cermak Power Plant, in Chicago near the center of the CZ, to detonate a nuclear bomb, another Ares team did the same in the CFCZ. Just before the explosion, the queen insect spirits finished erecting a powerful magical barrier. As in Chicago, the barrier had a strange effect on the Clark-Fulton Blast, also making the explosion much smaller but the radiation at the source a lot more intense. Like in Chicago, the blast knocked the insect spirits around Cleveland and put them in a state of torpor.

In late December, Shadowland spread to the public information about the presence of insect spirits in Chicago, Cleveland, and other locations throughout the world.

On February 22, 2058, Ares Macrotechnology launched Operation Extermination, first spreading biological agent Strain III-beta (Fluorescing Astral Bacteria Strain III or FAB III) to weaken the insect spirits and entering the CFCZ with troops and drones. Acknowledging the end of the threat, the UCAS government lifted the quarantine.

Integrating the Zoners (people trapped in the CFCZ) with the population of ClevelandSprawl (the area of the wider Cleveland megaplex) was a daunting task. Many Clevelanders believed the Zoners to be disguised insect spirits or savage gangers. Despite the efforts to contain the Zoners in the CFCZ, a mass exodus occurred as they forced their way in to the wider ClevelandSprawl and beyond. This turned the Cleveland megaplex into a largely impoverished zone overrun by gangs. By 2062 Cleveland again largely reverted into an area of violent gang turf wars, large smuggling rings, a high population of SiNless and other societal outcasts.

Despite politicians running on campaigns to clean up and rebuild Cleveland, very little came of it. Cleveland hopkins Airport was given to the megacorporations, who ensured the airport stayed operational under heavy military control and enforcement during the unrest. In 2063, with Crash 2.0. After the crash, Cleveland’s government declared bankruptcy and most officials, save for the Mayor and a handful of other officials retired.

NEIGHBORHOODS[]

DOWNTOWN[]

Cosmopolitan Awakened community. Boutiques, gun stores, salons, auto dealerships, clothing stores, magic shops; pawn, and body shops. Warehouses, supply depots, and shipping centers. Middle class houses and townhomes. Small, quaint, Mom-n-Pop restaurants. Average hospitals and clinics. Bars and night clubs.

Theater District (Security Rating: AA): One of the largest performing arts districts in the UCAS. Ideastream-Playhouse Square TheaterPlex, which has the State, Ohio, Allen, Hanna, and Palace theaters. 14th Street Theater, Kennedy's Theater, Westfield Insurance Studio Theater, Second Stage, Damari Mack, and Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Mage's Theatres. Cleveland Playhouse and Cleveland State University.  Upper-Class restaurants. Luxury jewelry and high-class stores. High-end bars and night clubs. Renowned corporate training facilities and schools.

Classy little mid-sized international and metahuman-styled restaurants and magic shops, very expensive and found inside the many theaters of the Ideastream-Playhouse Square TheaterPlex. Hospitals and clinics.

Warehouse District (Security Rating: AA): Entertainment, dining, and upper-class residential. Assortment of luxury shops, clubs, bars, and loft condos/apartments. Rockefeller Building. Stuffer shacks and automated vending stores. Luxury gated communities. High-end hospitals and clinics. Trid/sim studios. High-end corporate training facilities and schools. Private schools and colleges.

Upscale and pricey restaurants and shops: groceries, electronics, media, jewelry, high-class. Exotic open-air markets. High class bars and night clubs in and around the first two floors of luxury high-rises with others under construction.

The Flats (Security Rating: B-D): Mixed-use industrial, residential, and increasingly shopping area. West Bank is Security Rating B (mostly city office buildings with lower-middle class grocery, electronics, and media stores occupying the first floors. Corporate labs and research facilities surrounded by parks. Working class brownstones and multiplex apartments housing industrial complex, lab, and city employees. Cyberdeck and cyberterminal industrial complexes, slightly better and cleaner streetdoc black clinics than those in the East Bank). East Bank is Security Rating C-D (generally streetdoc black clinics operating out of abandoned buildings and closed businesses. Utility service plants, large no-frills soy restaurants. Run-down industrial complexes, factories, trade schools).

Trid/sim studios. Street doc black clinics. Public schools, trade schools. Corporate housing enclaves. Family-style restaurants. Parks.

Euclid Corridor (Security Rating: AA): RTA mag-lev light rail transit hub with parks. Large upper-class restaurants, exotic open-air markets, upscale bars and night clubs catering to upper-middle-class commuters.

Luxury brownstones multiplex apartments, hospitals, clinics, apartment buildings, condos. High-end boutiques, salons, clothing stores, and body shops. Luxury high-rises. High-end bars and night clubs.

Gateway District (Security Rating: AA): Progressive-Rocket Mortgage SportsPlex, home to the UCAS League Eastern Conference Cleveland Browns, NBA Cleveland Cavaliers, and WCCL Cleveland Commandos. All are connected to Tower City Civic Center, and RTA's maglev light rail transit system, via enclosed walkways. The neighborhood includes very expensive retail, housing, and a large variety of luxury restaurants. Luxury hotels, corporate housing enclaves, restaurants, boutiques, salons, clothing stores, and body shops. Corporate labs and research facilities. Expensive open-air markets.

Hospitals and clinics. Libraries, theaters, museums, expensive rare wine and magic shops. Wealthy gated communities, corporate housing complexes, and upscale hotels. Media broadcasting stations.  Expensive private schools.

East 4th Street District (Security Rating: A): Popular restaurant and entertainment street near Progressive-Rocket Mortgage SportsPlex. Cleveland's House of Blues, Lola Bistro, Pickwick and Frolic, as well as a dozen other upper-middle class dining and shopping storefronts. The neighborhood is home to thousands of residents who live in the upper-class apartments and loft condominiums above luxury storefronts. Cleveland Matrix Arcade, the first indoor shopping mall in the former United States. Trade schools. Warez, gun, auto, magic, and pawn shops. Bars and night clubs. Stuffer shacks and automated vending stores. Liquor stores.

Gun, auto, magic, and pawn shops in the lobby levels of corporate office buildings. Public schools and city colleges.  Social services centers. Large trid/sim studio complex. State office buildings.

Civic Center-Justice Center Complex (Security Rating: AA): Governmental and public buildings. Knight-Errant Security Building and Cuyahoga County Jail. Cleveland City Hall. Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Municipal Courts. Public Auditorium, Cleveland Public Library. Howard M. Metzenbaum UCAS Federal Courthouse. Burnham Mall Megaplex. Shiawase-Global Center for Health Innovation. Huntington Cleveland Convention Center. High Security. Luxury high-rises and gated communities.

Upper class world class restaurants. Luxury grocery, electronics, and media stores in the megaplex mall. Expensive homes corporate housing enclaves, and townhouses. Libraries, theaters, museums.

Nine-Twelve District (Security Rating: AA): Financial District. Upscale wine, magic, jewelry, high-class, grocery, electronics, media, and liqueur shops, and world class restaurants surrounded by immaculate and heavily patrolled parks. Exclusive private business schools. Executive bars and night clubs. Corporate call centers. Libraries. Corporate trid/sim studios. Luxury boutiques, restaurants, salons, clothing stores, and body shops. High-end cybertech trade schools.

North Coast Harbor District (Security Rating: B): Cleveland-Saeder-Krupp Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fuchi-Great Lakes Science Center. S-K Stadium, UCAS Steele & Manufacturing Steamship William G. Mather Maritime Museum. Port facilities. Cleveland Burke Lakefront Corporate Airport. Bars and night clubs. Average brownstones and multiplex apartments. Social services offices. Family-style grocery stores, electonic stores, and media stores.

Corporate airline and shipping industry tech labs and research facilities and the corporate housing complexes for the lower-level lab/research, airport, and port employees. Middle-class large and mid-sized restaurants. Ferry service ports that connect to the maglev monorail.

College Town (Security Rating: B): Cleveland State University. Large number of pro-metahuman and counterculture policlubs. Large number of pro-human mainstream policlubs. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Cuyahoga Community College. Mitsuhama-controlled. Heavy Yakuza influence. Ties to various city Councilmen.

Average liquor shops. Streetdoc black clinics. Small/fast food and mid-sized middle-class restaurants in the lobbies of college dorms and more under construction. Family-style hotels that cater to students. College and University campuses for Cleveland State University/ Northeast Ohio Medical University, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, the Care Alliance Central Neighborhood Clinic, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Archives, the Ohio Technical College and the Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus. Gated communities (College and University Dorms). Camopus Trid/Sim Studios. Campus warez shops. Family-style grocery stores, electronics stores, and media stores. Student Services Offices. Student Parking Facilities.

EAST SIDE[]

No-frills restaurants and cheap fast-food/small restaurants. Abandoned, condemned, closed down, and burned-out buildings. Lower-class and crumbling brownstones and apartments for working-class laborers in the District's factories.

Buckeye–Shaker (Security Rating: B): Social Services Offices, Stuffer Shacks, Abandoned Homes, cheap restaurants, cheap hospitals, gated lower class Livingston Park community, warehouses and supply depots.

Central  (Security Rating: C): cheap prefab low-income housing, cheap restaurants, St. Vincents-Fuchi corporate research facilities, closed businesses and street docs, empty lots.

Collinwood (Security Rating: C): Factory District with bars, liquor stores, and cheap food carts.

Corlett (Security Rating: A): John Adams corporate office complex, parks, family restaurants, kitschy bars and night clubs, family shops and grocery stores including boutiques and salons as well as clothiers and body shops, Harvard Avenue middle-class corporate housing enclave.

Euclid–Green (Security Rating: C): lower class housing (Hilltop Estates), pawn shops, Knight-Errant Police Station, Eastbrook center UCAS Post Office and public transit hub, fire stations.

Fairfax (Security Rating: B): A predominantly Afro-American Elven community. Factory, Fairfax Industrial Complex, and warehouse district with cheap, run-down lower class worker brownstone housing. Cheap fast-food and small restaurants. Cheap low-class corporate housing enclaves who work at the Crile Factory and Industrial Complex. Street docs.

Forest Hills (Security Rating: C): Forman Mills Corporate Labs and Research Facility, food carts, crumbling low-income brownstones and multiplex apartments.

Glenville (Security Rating: C): Cheap restaurants, abandoned corporate buildings, low-income and crumbling brownstone homes. Large and cheap buffet style restaurants. Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve and Overlook. Gordon Park and Lakefront Reservation & E. 72nd Fishing Area.

Goodrich–Kirtland Park/Asiatown (Security Rating: B): Cheap liquor stores, corporate labs and research facilities, various cheap shop: gun, auto, magic, and pawn shops. Low-cost electronics, Asian  grocery, and media stores. Brownstone, duplex, and multiplex apartments. Under Seoulpa-Ring Organized Crime control.

Hough (Security Rating: E): Poverty-stricken and crime-ridden Afro-American community. MLK Jr-Saeder-Krupp Factory and Industrial Complex with cheap corporate housing for the working class. Scattered food carts.

Kinsman (Security Rating: D): Poverty-stricken and crime-ridden Afro-American community. Cheap homes and restaurants. No-frills grocery, electronics, and media stores. Abandoned tenements and squats. Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Complex – lower-class housing.

Lee–Miles (Security Rating: C): Seedy bars and night clubs, cheap coffin hotels and motels. Kerruish Factory District and Industrial Complex Area. Closed businesses.

Mount Pleasant (Security Rating: A): Charles Dickens Shopping Plaza: small and charming restaurants and family shops. Corporate media broadcasting stations.

Nottingham (Security Rating: D): Poverty-stricken and crime-ridden Hispanic community. Decaying apartment buildings and abandoned zones. Euclid Creek Factory Complex. Cheap no frills restaurants. Black-market bazaars.

St. Clair-Superior (Security Rating: D): Seedy gun and Caribbean magic shops. Black market rigger parts shops. Cheap restaurants. Stuffer shacks. Abandoned zones.

Union–Miles Park (Security Rating: C): Lower-middle-class Afro-American community. Cheap no-frills restaurants. Low-income housing in crumbling single-family homes and brownstones. Cheap motels and coffin hotels. Paul Revere Hotel.

University Circle/Little Italy (Security Rating: A): Middle Class predominantly Afro-American community. Kitschy Italian-owned bars and night clubs. Mafia-owned street-doc clinics. Middle-class brownstones, apartment buildings, condos, and multiplex apartments at University Circle Place. Mafia stronghold.

Woodland Hills (Security Rating: D): Poverty-stricken and crime-ridden Afro-American community. Police stations, fire houses, UCAS post offices, struggling and drug/chip/gang-infested public schools. Cheap food carts. Stuffer shacks. Closed businesses and corporate labs.

East Cleveland (Security Rating: B): Lower-Middle Class restaurants as well as grocery stores, electronic stores, and media stores. Middle-class single-family houses. Stuffer shacks and automated vending stores.

Mayfield Heights (Security Rating: C): No-frills grocery, electronics, and media stores. Low-income apartments. Tenements and squats. Mayfield Heights Industrial Park. Factories and abandoned zones. Underfunded fire and police stations.

Warrensville Heights (Security Rating: D): Prefab low-income homes and squatter shacks. South Pointe Social Services Offices. No-frills restaurants.

Glenwillow (Security Rating: A): Millwood Social Services Offices. Abandoned tenements/squats. Stuffer Shacks and automated vending stores. Warehouses, supply depots, and shipping centers.

Concord (Security Rating: E): Poverty-stricken and crime-ridden Hispanic slums. Maple Ridge Factory district. Quail Hallow Social Services Offices. Warehouses, supply depots, and shipping centers. Liquor stores. Abandoned social services offices. Police stations and fire stations.

WEST SIDE[]

Middle-class corporate housing enclaves. Warehouses, supply depots, and shipping centers. Middle class gun, grocery, auto, electronics, magic, media, and pawn shops. Night clubs and sports bars. Family hospitals and clinics.

Brooklyn Centre (Security Rating: A): Middle class brownstones and multiplex apartments. Riverside City and State office complex. Construction sites. Small to large family-style restaurants, grocery stores, electronics stores, and media stores. Warehouses and supply depots.

Clark–Fulton CFCZ (Security Rating: D): Once a Middle-Class Hispanic, Portuguese, and Ukrainian Restaurant and Business District. Now, it is a walled off and contained zone. Stuffer Shacks and abandoned corporate factories & labs. Seedy bars and night clubs. Social Services Offices, warehouses and shipping centers.

Detroit–Shoreway (Security Rating: C): Cheap restaurants. Abandoned warehouses.

Cudell (Security Rating: C): Lower-Middle Class Afro-American Community. Social Services Offices and streetdoc black clinics. Food carts.

Edgewater (Security Rating: D): Very Poor Hispanic Community. Prefab homes and squatter shacks. Power plant, water works, utility services. Abandoned zones.

Ohio City (Security Rating: C): Power plant, water works, utility services. Social Services Offices. Cheap, no-frills restaurants. Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse.

Tremont (Security Rating: B): Middle-class family style restaurants. Public schools. A Christmas Story House.

Old Brooklyn (Security Rating: C): Corporate warehouses and supply depots for labs and research facilities (Brookside Labs). Shipping centers. Cheap restaurants. Abandoned zones. Dangerous, gang- and drug-riddled public schools.

Stockyards (Security Rating: D): Very poor Hispanic & White Community. McMahan-Saeder Krupp Industrial complex. Seedy bars and night clubs. Cheap no-frills restaurants.

West Boulevard (Security Rating: B): Lower-Middle Class Hispanic and White Business area. Corporate office buildings and their warehouse and shipping/supply centers. Residential construction sites. Middle class apartment buildings and condos (West Stown Village). Middle class warez, clothing, electronics, and media stores. Gun, auto, magic, and pawn shops. Bars and night clubs.

West Park (Security Rating: C): PPG-Saeder-Krupp corporate housing enclaves. Abandoned zones and industrial complexes, PPG-Saeder-Krupp power plants. PPG-Saeder-Krupp water works. Cheap restaurants.

Kamm's Corners (Security Rating: B): Lower-Middle Class Hispanic & White, and Dwarf, businesses and single family homes. Lower-Middle-Class single-family homes. Middle class restaurants. Corporate office buildings.

Jefferson Barrens (Security Rating: E): Afro-American slums. Run-down brownstones and multiplexes apartments. Tent cities, mobile and prefab homes. Abandoned zones.

Bellaire–Puritas (Security Rating: B): Middle-class grocery, electronics, and media stores. Social Services Offices. Warehouses and supply depots and corporate housing enclaves for the employees. Upper management gated communities.

Hopkins SubSprawl (Security Rating: B): Lower-Middle Class Hispanic-owned businesses. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Corporate office buildings, middle-class single-family homes and townhomes, brownstones, duplexes, and multiplex apartments for airport/airline employees. Middle class hotels for tourists and layover travelers. Middle class bars and night clubs as well as auto, magic, and pawn shops. Middle class boutiques, salons, clothing stores and body shops.

Lorain (Security Rating: B): Middle class boutiques, salons, clothing stores and body shops. Middle class residential construction zones. Large middle-class restaurants, bars, and night clubs. Social Services Offices. Cyberterminal factories. UCAS Steel & Manufacturing.

Elyria (Security Rating: A): Upper-middle-class single-family homes and Colonial Oaks Townhomes. Parks. Fuchi cyberterminal assembly industrial complexes and research parks.

Avon (Security Rating: E): Cheap and no-frills restaurants and liquor stores. Low-income corporate housing enclaves. Black market street dealers. Corporate industrial complexes and factories.

Grafton (Security Rating: AA): Upper-class apartment buildings, co-ops, and Lorain Condoplex. Open-air markets. Jewelry stores and high-class stores. High-tech hospitals and clinics. Upper-class gated communities next to parks.

Westlake (Security Rating: A): Small and cozy ethnic restaurants and coffee shops. Well-performing public schools. Large and classy restaurants.

Lakewood (Security Rating: D): Industrial complexes. Seedy bars and night clubs. Cheap no-frills restaurants. Small fast-food restaurants and abandoned homes.

SOUTH SIDE[]

Fast food/small restaurants. Prefab homes and squatter shacks. Abandoned, condemned, and burned out post offices and city/state office buildings. Tent cities. Crumbling brownstones and old, neglected multiplex apartments.

Industrial Valley (Security Rating: A): Middle class gated communities. Family style warez, grocery, electronics, media, boutique, salon, clothing, body shop, gun, auto, magic, and pawn shops in the lobbies of corporate office buildings.          

Broadway-Slavic Village (Security Rating: A): Predominantly Afro-American area. Middle-class single-family homes and townhomes. Residential construction sites .

Akron Warrens: (Security Rating: Z): Largely Hispanic squatter community. Huge gang problem. No-frills restaurants/fast-food joints. Mobile homes. Cheap gun, auto, magic, and pawn shops. Closed businesses.

           Cuyahoga Falls (Security Rating: Z): Largely Afro-American squatters. Huge gang problem. Cheap liquor stores. Burned-out industrial complexes. Prefab homes and tent cities. Seedy bars and night clubs.

           Downtown (Security Rating: E): Abandoned cheap hotel. Seedy bars and night clubs. Cheap restaurants. Abandoned night club. Prefab homes.

           Portage Lakes (Security Rating: C): Prefab homes for lower classes. Abandoned tenements and squats. Seedy bars and night clubs. Factories and Newport Industrial Complex.

           Wadsworth (Security Rating: Z): Wadsworth Corporate Housing Enclave. Social Services Offices. Abandoned bars and night clubs. Tent cities. Cheap restaurants. Abandoned corporate housing enclaves. Abandoned Municipal Airport.

Medina (Security Rating: D): Very poor Chinese businesses; Fronts for Triad gangs. Castle Noel Corporate Housing Enclave. Apex Power Plant and Utility Works. Warehouses and supply depots. Mobile homes. Food carts. No-frills grocery, electronics, and media stores.

Strongsville (Security Rating: B): Lower-Middle Class Black and Hispanic Businesses. Open-air markets in empty lots. Abandoned tenements and squats. SouthPark Social Services Offices. Low-income single-family homes. Lower class grocery, electronics and media stores.  

Parma (Security Rating: D): Power plants and Parma Water Works. Abandoned tenements and squats. James Hanna Industrial Complex. Lower-income single family homes. Food carts and corporate labs. Low-income family brownstone housing and multiplex apartments.

Brooklyn (Security Rating: D): Very poor Hispanic businesses. Corporate housing enclaves. Corporate housing enclaves. Power plants and utility works. Warehouses and supply depots. Marquardt Mobile Home Park. Food carts. No-frills grocery, electronics, and media stores.

Cuyahoga Heights (Security Rating: C): Poor Hispanic businesses. CanalWay Corporate Industrial Complex and Warehouses. Cheap gun, auto, magic, and pawn shops. Food carts.

Garfield Heights (Security Rating: Z): Cheap no-frills restaurants. Seedy bars and night clubs. Tent cities. Stuffer Shacks and vandalized automated vending stores.

SPORTS[]

There's a professional Combat Biker team, called the "Cleveland Commandos" in the WCCL Eastern Conference, successfully led by their coach Augustus Vega in 2062. Other pro sports teams from Cleveland include the "Cleveland Browns" (Football, Eastern Conference of the UCAS League) and "Cleveland Cavaliers" (Basketball, UCAS West Converence of the NABA).          

CRIME[]

The Mafia and the Rings regularly butt heads here. The Yakuza seem to be the quiet force behind the redevelopment, while the Triads have wormed their way into the University Thaumaturgical Departments.

Gangs are a bigger problem here. But not in the way you’d think. Sometimes there are gang wars, but usually the gangs are co-opted by Knight-Errant to nab traffickers and the occasional mass murderer with a penchant for storying dismembered body parts under floorboards or in cryo units.

SHADOWS[]

Shadowrunning in ClevelandSprawl usually involves Human Supremacist and Metahuman Policlubs, the Mafia, and the Seoulpa Rings.

Occasionally, Shadowrunners will be hired by Aztechnology, Saeder-Krupp, or Ares to secure or guard their property. The Cleveland Historical Society regularly hires shadowrunners to protect The Christmas Story House.

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