SR4: To Live and Die in the Mile-High City
United Canadian and American States (UCAS)
Just south of the Rocky Mountain National Reserve, Montbello is a quiet region that is nearly an extension of the park. Here, carefully planned homes interface with the natural wildlife in a manner unlike any other UCAS town. Of course, the downside of this is that once or twice a year, one of these rich slots makes the news when he and his car are eaten by a piasma. Most of the residents here either work in The Hub, or in the few corporate facilities of Gateway.
To the west of Montbello are the corporate enclaves of Gateway. Many UCAS citizens who work in the hub, make their daily commute from this neighborhood. Most choose to take the corporate shuttles, specifically designed to make the four border crossings as painless as possible. Housing in this area is almost exclusively in well-planned and well-patrolled neighborhoods. There are a few corporate offices in this area, but most are set up as convenience branches of larger facilities downtown.
The Aurora Warrens have been slated for demolition since the Treaty was first signed. Somehow, though, the demolition always seems to get pushed back another six months. Meanwhile, tribes of urban squatters continue to make their homes in the decrepit high rises that pack the area. Lone Star never patrols here. Instead, go-gangs and syndicates rule the streets. Power and running water are rare luxuries. With the exception of the rare temporary network, it’s all one big wireless dead zone.