New Angeles is perhaps the fastest growing city in history. It began in the Ecuadorian jungle as nothing more than a manufacturing plant to launch the ‘Beanstalk’, but is now one of the largest metropoles on the planet. Everything that goes up or down goes via the Beanstalk, which means it flows through New Angeles. The sudden rise in commerce made it a magnet for anyone keen to make a new life, and the city is a melting pot of risties, G-mods, cybermods, clones, bioroids, cops and criminals, private eyes and bounty hunters, war veterans and Martian spies, and every race, culture and creed under the sun.
New Angeles is the homebase of several corporations, including the megacorporation Jinteki, and the NBN offices in Broadcast Square. Major landmarks include the offices of Humanity Labor and Monroe and Associates, the Memories of Green entertainment complex, the campus of Levy University, and the cathedral of the Starlight Crusade. New Angeles is large enough to support travel by drop-pod as well as hopper. The Skyway connects the ritzy west side to the seedy east side.
Power in the city is shared between many groups. The city is helmed by Mayor Wells at City Hall and Commissioner Dawn of the NAPD. The many organised criminal associations include the Tri-Maf, 4K and the Yakuza. The political lobby group Human First, powered by the many mebers of Humanity Labor, can bring a lot of pressure against the government. The wealthy families of James Levy, Director Haas and other social elite use their money to buy political power of their own. Powerful members of the Starlight Crusade church and the secretive association known as the Order of Sol can also influence events. And although several thousand miles from DC, New Angeles is still US soil, and the FBI have agents on the streets. With so many shadowy groups in play, conspiracy theorists abound in New Angeles.