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Seattle Downtown (as of 2072)
Population: 545,000
Humans: 63%
Elves: 13%
Dwarves: 2%
Orks: 19%
Trolls: 2%
Other: 1%
Size: 468 square kilometers
Population Density: 1,165/km2
Per Capita Income: 130,000¥
Below Poverty Level: 26%
On Fortune's Active Traders List: 1%
Corporate-Affiliated: 89%
Felonious Crime Rate: Unknown
Less Than 12 Years: 25%
High School Equivalency: 45%
College Degrees: 18%
Advanced Degrees: 12%
Hospitals: 12
Local Telecomm Grid Access No: 1206
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Seattle Downtown is a major cultural center of the town. Its full of shops, hotels, cinemas, and such.

Formerly the city Seattle, USA. Now located in Seattle State, UCAS.

Downtown Seattle is where things are happening. The hub of the metroplex, this district is the home of many of the major corporations and government factions likely to employ shadowrunners. Downtown also has the plex’s trendiest nightclubs and places to see and be seen.


Downtown is fairly compact compared to other city centers on the West Coast because of its geographical situation: hemmed in on the north and east by hills, on the west by the Elliott Bay, and on the south by reclaimed land that was once tidal flats.

Major neighborhoods: Arcology Commercial and Housing Enclave (ACHE, formerly the Renraku Arcology), Ballard, Capitol Hill, Council Island, Elven District, International District, Ork Underground, Queen Anne Hill, Interbay and Magnolia Bluff, Seattle Center, University District.



The 2048 elections saw the rise of mayor Ivar J. Lindstorm.

2072: Nikola Taul, the charming new mayor of Downtown, comes from a Russian immigrant family that has been in the Seattle area since before the founding of the metroplex. She served as a member of the Downtown District Council for twelve years before her run for the mayor’s office, on a platform of cleaning up Downtown and restoring “the jewel of the Emerald City” to peak condition. Mayor Taul knows her way around Metroplex Hall quite well, and she has been enthusiastically pursuing the work of sprucing up Downtown, tapping whatever metroplex funds she can to do it. Seattle media has adopted “Downtown Taking Its Taul” as a catchphrase for the mayor’s new programs and their cost

2076 Mayor Nikola Taul is focused entirely on her gubernatorial campaign, which has left a vacuum where the council fights over the fate of the ACHE (and whether it deserves political representation) and the gentrification of the Ork Underground by dwarves from the Elven District, which has resulted in a counter-movement by orks and trolls into the neighborhood.


Downtown accounts for about half of Seattle's economy, primarily in the form of the site of corporate headquarters, retail, tourism and transport.


A number of major Seattle's cultural institutions are present here - museums, event halls, prominent bars, clubs and restaurants, and so on.

Lone Star Security Ratings[]

North Downtown[]

  • AAA: Matthews Beach
  • AA: Inverness, North Beach, Richmond Highlands
  • A: Aurora Village, Greenwood (some sections), Loyal Heights, Northgate (some sections)
  • B: Greenwood (some sections), Northgate (some sections), Riverton (some sections)
  • C: Bitter Lake, Riverton (some sections)

Central Downtown[]

  • AAA: Alki, Fauntleroy, Madison Park, Madrona Park, Magnolia Bluff, Upper Queen Anne Hill
  • AA: Ballard, First Hill, Montlake, Mount Baker, Lower Queen Anne Hill, West Seattle, Windermere
  • A: Beacon Hill, Central (some sections), Elven District, Georgetown, Interbay (some sections), International District, Rainier Valley, University District, Westwood
  • B: Central (some sections), Capitol Hill, Columbia (some sections), Interbay (some sections), Laurel Hurst, Van Asselt (some sections)
  • C: Columbia (some sections), Ravenna, Van Asselt (some sections)

South Downtown[]

  • AAA: Bryn Mawr, Sea-Tac (Sea-Tac rating for Metroplex Guard and UCAS military)
  • AA: Arbor Heights, Normandy Park
  • A: Des Moines, Kent, White Center
  • B: Sea-Tac (for the area outside the airport proper, patrolled by Lone Star only)
  • C: Tukwila

Places of Interest[]


  • Chez Ogino - Family-style hotel
  • Gates Undersound Hotel - Luxury hotel
  • Hotel Nikko - Luxury hotel
  • Laubenstein Plaza - Luxury hotel
  • Lucas Palace - Luxury hotel
  • Mayflower Park Hotel - Family-style hotel, late ’90s antique appearance
  • New Century Square Hotel - Luxury hotel. The owner, Bermard Siminch, is a mage with a penchant for practical jokes.
  • Seattle Hilton - Luxury hotel, bias against orks and trolls
  • Stouffer-Madison Hotel - Family-style hotel
  • Warwick Hotel - Luxury hotel
  • West Coast Hamlin Hotel - Family-style hotel, green/nature theme
  • Westin Hotel - First-class hotel
  • Wylie’s Gala Inn - Family-style hotel, 1930s film noir decor, Mafia controlled


  • A Little Bit O’ Saigon - Small restaurant, Vietnamese cuisine, ties with the Red and Yellow Seoulpa Ring
  • Big Rhino - Large restaurant, ork cuisine
  • Bosco's
  • Cafe Sport
  • Damian’s - Large “meat-and-potatoes” family restaurant, Humanis Policlub ties
  • Elliot’s - Large restaurant, French-soy cuisine, bias against humans (just not exotic enough)
  • The Edge
  • The Eye of the Needle
  • Fredie's Salmon Eatery
  • Glass Onion - Large restaurant, Japanese cuisine
  • Gracie's for Ribs
  • Gravity Bar - Medium restaurant, Manhattan cuisine, trendy and expensive
  • Gray Line, The - Large restaurant, sits in Puget Sound, with a glass wall showing underwater during high tide
  • Green Village - Medium restaurant, Chinese cuisine
  • The Gray Line
  • Green Village
  • Icarus Descending - Medium restaurant, high class elven cuisine, ties to the Triads
  • Knutson’s Country Home - Medium restaurant, 20th century all-natural cuisine
  • Lee Chee Garden - Small restaurant, Chinese cuisine. The owner, Eric Wong, is rumored to be a sorcerer.
  • Ling Ho - Medium restaurant, Chinese/Japanese cuisine, controlled by the Yakuza
  • Marcus’ Hovel - Medium restaurant, fine seafood
  • Maximillion's
  • Miner’s Landing - Medium restaurant, Seattle historical dinner threater
  • Murphy’s Law - Small bar/restaurant, seedy and disreputable but serves great pizza
  • Nukit Burgers - The first of many Nukit Burgers in Seattle
  • Nyen Lang - Medium restaurant, Tibetan and Mongolian cuisine, features a nightly magic show
  • Ohgi-Ya - Medium restaurant, Chinese cuisine, Yakuza controlled
  • Other Place, The - Oldest and most popular four star restaurant in Seattle
  • Pink Door - Fast food, small bar located next to a bakery serving meat pies, gyoza, eclairs and cakes
  • The Purple Haze
  • Reno’s - Medium restaurant, Sioux, Pueblo and Aztlan cuisine. The owner, Reno Pyatt, is a former combat biker.
  • Run Run Shaw’s - Medium restaurant, Chinese cuisine, Yakuza controlled
  • Takuri's
  • Tam’s Under the Needle - Small restaurant, no-frills, in the shadow of the Space Needle
  • You Should not eat so much!

Bars & Nightclubs[]

  • Alabaster Maiden - Nightclub, named for Gabriella Dematto, a mage who petrified herself in a magical backfire. Her statue decorates the club.
  • Club Penumbra - one of the most classy (and classic) clubs in the city
  • Cutting Edge - Nightclub, sleazy strip bar
  • Dante's Inferno - another classy and popular place
  • The Gravity Bar
  • Infinity
  • Laubenstein Plaza
  • Matchstick's
  • Pier 62
  • Psychadelic Pirate - Nightclub, loud music and fresh talent, popular with the young and Awakened
  • The Pink Door
  • Seward Club - Casino
  • The SPORTS Bar - best sports bar in the metroplex, Mafia controlled
  • Sybrespace - Nightclub, neon lights and pounding rhythms, popular with deckers


  • Aurora Village - Shopping mall, 200 shops
  • Bagley Wright Theater - Home of the Seattle Repertory Theater
  • Center House - Shopping mall, 10 stories of shops
  • Downtown Library - Main public library
  • Evergreen Kingdom - Amusement park in Seattle Center
  • Exhibition Hall - Convention center
  • Freeway Park
  • Northgate Mall - Home of the Play Fair nightclub, the last Concrete Dreams venue
  • Omnidome
  • Opera House
  • Pike Place Farmer’s Market - Shopping mall, large open-air marketplace
  • Renton Mall - Shopping mall
  • Seattle Aquarium - Focused on the sea life of Puget Sound and the study of paranatural sea creatures. Admission: 6¥ (adults), 3¥ (children, students and seniors)
  • Seattle Art Museum Pavillion - Museum holding a large collection of local and Salish art
  • Seattle Coliseum - Convention center and sports arena
  • Seattle Convention and Trade Center - Convention center, huge and multi-leveled
  • Seattle University - University, ivy-covered campus and a celebrated Magical Studies program
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Airport, 39 airlines, two floors, security provided by Lone Star and corporate security divisions
  • Space Needle
  • University of Washington - Oldest university in the Pacific Northwest, celebrated computer sciences program
  • YMCA - Health club (Yeah, right...)

Government Buildings[]

  • Federal Building
  • Metroplex Hall - (AKA the Charles Royer Building)
  • Metroplex Prison - Harland Grotem, warden
  • Metroplex Supreme Court
  • UCAS Post Office - Main sorting station


Medical Facilities[]

  • Executive Body Enhancements - Body shop
  • Fast Freddie’s Surgery - Body shop hidden below Freddie’s Salmon Eatery on the pier
  • Harborview Hospital - Specializing in burn and emergency medicine
  • Health Maintenance Organization - Built and owned by several local health-insurance corporations
  • MCT Public Health Hospital - Owned by Mitsuhama
  • Nightengale’s Body Parts - Small private hospital and Fuchi cyberware clinic
  • Seattle General Hospital - Declared a national landmark in 2048
  • University Hospital - Teaching hospital known for transplant and cyberware research


Both Mafia and Yakuza have a significant presence Downtown, and are rumored to have their headquarters in this district.

Major gangs are present here, including the Bloody Screamers, Disassemblers, First Nation, Halloweeners, Troll Killers.


  • Vital statistics were unchanged from 2050 to 2072 or were not reported more than once. Infoboxes for specific decades can be found in on the first page of relevant sourcebooks (see sources).
  • 2072 book did not provide an update on any topics but places of interest



  • numerous shadowtalk comments have been offered on this topic throughout available sources:
    • 2050 (Seattle Sourcebook):
    • 2060 (New Seattle):
    • 2072 (Seattle 2072):

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