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Nicknames Motor City, Motown, Aresville
Country UCAS
State Michigan
Coordinates 42°19' N, 83°2' W
Population 6,207,000
Metatype distribution
Human : 66%
Ork : 10%
Elf : 9%
Dwarf : 7%
Troll : 7%
other : 1%
Crime syndicates Mafia
Gangs Cutters

Detroit or the Greater Detroit Metropolitan Complex is located in the state of Michigan, in the UCAS. Site of the global headquarters for Ares Macrotechnology, parent company of Knight Errant Security Services, Detroit is prosperous and one of the safest cities in the UCAS. It is held up as a model of balanced civic and corporate governance, with a mere two percent unemployment rate according to the 2070 census.[1]


After the formation of the UCAS, the formerly Canadian city of Windsor became a district of the Detroit metroplex in 2032.[2]

In 2046 Ares sponsored a citywide celebration for the 150th anniversary of automobile manufacturing in Detroit, commemorating the completion of the Ford Quadricycle, the first experimental motor car built by Henry Ford in 1896.[3][4][5]

In 2081 Ares plans to move its Global HQ to the CAS.


Detroit is located on the eastern border of the state of Michigan along the Detroit River, north of Lake Erie. The Greater Detroit Metropolitan Complex stretches north to Sterling Heights, northwest to Pontiac, west to Dearborn and Plymouth, south to the former Canadian city of Windsor (across the river) and "downriver" to Wyandotte.[2]


A recently completed eight-meter-tall wall surrounds the entire metroplex. The riverside skyline is dominated by Ares Macrotechnology's global headquarters, located in Knight Plaza, formerly Hart Plaza.[2]


The headquarters of the Council to Rebuild America is in Detroit.[6]


Corporate presence[]



Detroit lies on the "Ares Screw" smuggling route.[8]


  1. o34954845Sixth World Almanac, p.195
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 o21377451Target: UCAS, p.53
  3. o21377451Target: UCAS, p.48
  4. o34954845Sixth World Almanac, p.64
  5. Wikipedia: Ford Quadricycle
  6. o05084094Underworld Sourcebook p. 82
  7. o19336096Street Samurai Catalog, p.61
  8. o94379615Target: Smuggler Havens, p.82, 89 map


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1This source has extensive information on the topic. o21377451Target: UCAS, 46-67 Detroit—Motor City, 87 Detroit, 90-91 Running in Detroit 2058 2
3This source has some information on the topic. o38715534Shadows of North America, 175 2062 3
3This source has some information on the topic. o34954845Sixth World Almanac, 64, 82, 194 map, 195, 197, world map 4
4This source has minimal information on the topic. o07914318Corporate Enclaves, 128 2071 4
4This source has minimal information on the topic. o64432313Feral Cities, 24 2071 4
4This source has minimal information on the topic. o94379615Target: Smuggler Havens, 82, 83, 89 map 2059 3
Expression error: Missing operand for -. o19336096Street Samurai Catalog, 61 1
4This source has minimal information on the topic. ?The Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia, 48

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