Redmond (The Barrens)
Redmond uffered the melt down of a nuclear plant around the turn of the century and as such alot of this area is now known as “Glow City”. A lot of people left after this, but then there was the matrix crash of 2029 and Redmond (primarily an industrial area) collapsed over night. 80 percent of business and residents left the area. After that refuges and homeless people flocked to the abandoned apartment buildings and warehouses. This led to issues, and the Seattle Metroplex government has since abandoned Redmond.
Redmond is a lawless area, Apart from kilometres of abandoned buildings, the cracked and deteriorating streets, and the vast slums and squatter “towns,” the most distinctive features of the Redmond landscape are the “toxic castles,” the various factories and corporate manufacturing plants. Plenty of them look like techno-Gothic structures of rusting metal and soot covered brick, surrounded by high walls topped with razorwire and moats of their own poisonous filth. Armed guards patrol the ramparts to keep the facilities safe from squatters and roving gangs while most plants ship materials in and out via helicopter or tilt-rotor these days, to avoid having to bring trucks through the streets.