|Date:||Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:07:30 -0400|
California Free State
See the California Free State Sourcebook.
Confederated American States (CAS)
See the NAGNA.
It should also be noted that CAS has followed the UCAS lead and recognized
the Yucatan Provisional Government. Aztlan has withdrawn all diplomatic
envoys (with the Confederated States retaliating in kind) and tensions along
the border have reached unheard of levels, with armed clashes becoming
frighteningly regular, even if they rarely make the evening trid.
(>) Ever wanted to venture down to the bayou country of New Orleans? Check
out the following file for more details to help you plan your trip.
(>) St. Stan
(insert New Orleans file here)
Very much like Iceland, very little has changed on this island, with life
almost as rural as it was 60 years ago. It should be noted that dwarves are
the most populous metatype; this should not be construed as Greenland being a
"Dwarven Nation" however.
Pueblo Corporate Council
See the NAGNA.
See Tir Tairngire Sourcebook.
Trans-Polar Aleut Nation
United Canadian and American States (UCAS)
See the NAGNA, Core Rules, Portfolio of a Dragon or Target: UCAS for more
detailed "official FASA" situation.
It should be explicitly stated that the UCAS is currently is a state of flux;
with the recent assassination of President Dunkelzahn, the drastic rise of
racially motivated hate crimes, the lifting of the Chicago containment zone
and President Haeffner's recent recognition of the Yucatan Provisionary
Government (thus causing virtually all official diplomatic relations with
Aztlan to cease), life in the UCAS has become very unsure, to say the least.
(>) Following are a few detailed posts about a few regions, like Cleveland
and Tarislar. Seems some locals have a story to tell and this seemed like
the right place to put them.
(>) St. Stan
SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
See Aztlan Sourcebook.
It should also be noted that the Yucatan Provisionary Government, while not a
true nation, has received some international recognition, even without any
real government or ambassadors.
(see upcoming Cyber-Pirates sourcebook, October? 97)
(>) Don't forget the Carib League makes scads of legal nuyen in addition to
being a pirate's haven. Real sugar, real rum and some of the best real
vacation sites in the world. A small side effect of having hardly any heavy
(>) The Carib League actually makes most of its money on the rather lax
taxation laws it upholds. Most of the larger corporations source at least
one of their many holding companies through the Carib league. There isn't
much worth running in these companies except their hosts, though; all they do
is funnel nuyen up the pipe.
(>) Yeah, but ya know Thane, if you know how to do it, you can skim those
Nuyen Streams without the corp boys ever being the wiser...
(>) Bull, "The best Ork Decker you never met."
Amazonia comprises much of South America. This region is commonly believed
to now be controlled by a council of Awakened tribes and eco-terrorist
organizations. The truth is apparently not too far from that myth. The
rumors of eco-terrorists appears to be simply Aztlan propaganda, but there
does appear to be a number of Awakened animals, possibly even a feathered
serpent and a shapeshifter in the cabal that runs Amazonia. The nation is
actively pro-environmental (including occasional terrorism) and it is "common
knowledge" that powerful magic was used to restore the Amazonian rain
There is currently something of a "Cold War" between Amazonia and Aztlan.
The two nations do everything they can to interfere with each other and it
is "common knowledge" among ambassadorial circles that it was Amazonia that
wrecked Aztlan's recent proposed trade deal with Syria. It is also commonly
believed in embassies that Aztlan destroyed an environmental information
sharing agreement between the UCAS and Amazonia. Clearly, there is no love
lost between these two nations.
(>) That's an understatement. And this "Cold War" very frequently turns into
little hot flashes along the border.
(>) Black Dog
(>) It's very much an understatement, Black Dog. For instance, I've been
there for a while. Amazonia has more than an agenda against Aztlan, but
against the UCAS as well. Of course they are using all their resources on
Aztlan at the moment because Aztlan is becoming more and more affluent, and
the Amazonians want everyone to stay as simple as possible. Or else the
Treants will hit you with a branch.
(>) Treants? What sort of BTLs have you been slottin' son?!
Very little in the way of significant changes for this nation. It has gained
some territory (Uruguay and Paraguay) much to the chagrin of Amazonia, but
the two nations get along reasonably well in any case. Despite the fact
Argentina still remains relatively poor, it has, since the Awakening, finally
achieved political stability. This is largely seen as a result of two
First, the democratically elected government was able to keep the nation
under control during the Awakening and second, there has been constant, if
small (1-2%) economic growth every year, with
(>) Something interesting for the board. The guachos (that's Argentinean
cowboys) are quite the force to be reckoned with. It's suspected that a
sizable portion of them are either physadepts or shamans of some South
(>) Say you've never heard of a llama shaman? Go down to Argentina. Won't
take you too long; they strut around and are as tempermental as any llama.
And yes, the shamans will spit too.
(>) South of the Border Shaman
Much as with Argentina, there have been minimal changes for Chile, with the
exception of some small territorial gains in what was Peru and Bolivia.
Chile and Argentina have recently begun negotiations on a mutual protection
treaty, but many years of distrust have made negotiations very tense and very
(>) On the face of things, both nations are doing their best to be open and
honest and smiles and laughs...it's all a big joke. Both nations hire mercs
like mad to remove certain thorns from their side, tangles in international
relations if you get my drift...just expect that if you get caught, you may
find a few more friendly mercs coming after you to be sure you don't cut a
deal by talking.
(>) I think that's pushing it some. Yes, there is nuyen to be made for
enterprising mercs and shadowrunners, but it's not exactly a gold mine. They
know better than to smash each other to pieces. If they do, they both know
Amazonia is just waiting for any sign of weakness to swoop in and take over.