All through the slums, it's easy for the knowledgeable to find the underworld - or the ignorant to stumble into it. A place of shady bars, back alley trades where fixers make themselves a necessary evil giving people what they want. You can find arms dealers selling hot tech, back alley surgeons implanting illegal technology away from the prying eyes of the law.
The careless, arrogant or foolish will quickly find themselves taken for everything they have - either suckered into bad deals, or outright robbed. The savvy, who know what they want and have the cash to get it, can find anything.
Street gangs Edit
Brothers in arms, partners in crime, from the lowly hangers-on through the ranks of the soldiers up to the bosses, the street gangs of Birmingham 2099 are pervasive across all areas of the slums. It pays to be on good terms with them on their turf.
Organised crime Edit
The organised crime families operating in Birmingham are just a small part of huge international families. With the extensive wealth and power they can bring to bear, their influence is felt not only in the chaotic slums but even under the tight regulation of the inner city.
Shockpack is the general term for a phenomenon that started in the late 21st century - bands of people who are generally assumed to be state of Techshock owing to their behavior. Shockpacks are bands of people who are extremely dangerous and violent, ready to attack anyone who poses any obstacle.
Most Shockpacks are wiped out as quickly as they are formed - but a small number of them have survived for long enough time to make a name for themselves.
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