How to Play TriadCity
The TriadCity Players' Guide
The NorthEast Third
NorthWest is the Land of Cooperation,
NorthEast is either the Land of Individualism or the Land of
Opportunity, depending on who you ask.
NorthEasters are proud of their fierce independence, often from
each other as much as from outsiders. The "self-made man"
is the most respected local figure, while the Third's many wealthy
business persons use their personal philanthropy to patronize the
arts, sciences, and governance.
Representative democracy is valued, by the citizens, with a
passion which outsiders sometimes view as religious. The
Mayor and his wife are venerated by locals
as icons of style and success. Debate in the Senate is fierce and
vocal. Elections are held whenever a Senator dies, and all free
adult males are eligible to vote. While the Senate determines
more weighty matters, routine administrative decisions are handled
promptly by the Mayor's office with its sizeable and efficient
NorthEasters are fiercely committed to law and order. A corps of
superbly-equipped professional police keep the streets largely
safe both day and night. More informal networks of para-police cadres
patrol the many housing projects and crowded
working class neighborhoods. Robberies or other violent crimes against
the prosperous are rare, and justice is meted with firmness and prompt.
Appropriately, NorthEast is home to sizeable judicial and
criminal justice systems.
Culturally, NorthEast is famous for its athletes, soldiers,
and entrepreneurs. It's home to the Stock Exchange, a leading
creator of wealth since the founding of the City; Nikias'
famous industrial works; the Arena, the only legal venue for
gladiator games; and the
campus of TriadCity School of Law. It has the best gaming rooms in
town; the best recreational drugs; the best gourmet cuisine; and,
reputedly, the best Black Magicians.
Given NorthEasters' commitment to independence, no tours are provided.
However, enterprising citizens sometimes offer to conduct visitors on
guided excursions, often for quite reasonable fees. However, as with
all things NorthEast, caveat emptor.
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