Tacoma

Tacoma is the main dock district of Seattle. It also has a noticeable industrial presence, both in forms of large factories, and in local microfactories.

A notable part of the neighborhood is the “Little Asia” neighborhood.

Geography

Tacoma borders many other districts, including Puyallup, so events in Tacoma often spill over into other districts. It’s a relatively flat district.

Demographics

About 400,000 people live here. Most of them are middle-class.

Politics

2049 saw the election of mayor Eva W. Pratt, following the assassination of mayor Michael Alvarado.

Economy

Tacoma is major transportation hub, particularly due to its docks and railway station. It is also a major manufacturing center. The district is the third most important economic center for Seattle, after Downotown and Bellevue.

Locations:

Hotels

  • Lakewood Comfy Cubicle – Coffin hotel. The manager, Bruce Meyrick, is a mage and former shadowrunner with a pet eyekiller named Gouger.
  • Sheraton Tacoma – Luxury hotel, famous for protecting hundreds of metahumans during the Night of Rage. Ork underground connections.
  • Tacoma Dome Hotel – Luxury hotel

Restaurants

  • Anton’s – A little Italian restaurant that serves as a front for Major Payne’s clinic, a Yakuza affiliated street doc.
  • Gianelli’s Restaurant
  • Lakewood Shezan – Medium restaurant, Tanzanian-Indian cuisine
  • Tacoma Style – Medium restaurant, Salish cuisine, located above the Style nightclub, a popular meeting place
    Bars & Nightclubs
  • Basil’s Faulty Bar – Bar. Owner Abe Heep was once an intelligence operative (code-name: Tangent) who still trades secrets from time to time.
  • DeClerry’s
  • Fenris Nacht
  • Palace of China

Attractions

  • Charles Royer Station – Transportation depot; train station for bullet trains to San Francisco, also local heliport, built in the style of a 1930s train station. Seattle’s sole passenger train station.
  • Crying Wall
  • Sea-Tac Mall – Shopping mall
  • Tacoma Ferry Terminal – Links Tacoma with downtown Seattle and Everett
  • Tacoma Mall – Oldest shopping mall in Tacoma, quaint and middle-class
  • Villa Plaza – Shopping mall

Businesses

  • Brichert Paper Mills – Producers of paper and cardboard, working on new products to improve their sagging bottom line
  • Federated Boeing Metalworks
  • Learson Shipyards – Producers of commercial ships
  • Pacific Rim Communications Unlimited Seattle HQ
  • Shiawase Corporation Seattle HQ
  • Tacoma Nybbles & Bytes – Store, carries computer equipment and magical supplies
  • Zalensky’s Electronics – Body shop, ties to the Yakuza

Government Buildings

  • Port of Tacoma Police Station – Local Lone Star precinct overseeing the port and downtown Tacoma
  • Silcox Island Correctional Facility – 30-story building in the center of Silcox Island; a hellhole for hard-core convicts
  • Tacoma District Courthouse – Courthouse complex
  • Tacoma District Hall – Government offices

Hospitals:

  • Doctor’s Hospital of Tacoma – Hospital and body shop
  • Humana Hospital – Hospital owned by Shiawase
  • Margaret Bridge Child Health Hospital – Hospital specializing in child care, renowned for research into childhood diseases and their effects on metahuman children
  • Tacoma Charity General – Hospital run by several charity organizations

Tacoma

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