The Verge exists on a two-mile strip of land between the barrens and Salish territory. The area is controlled by the First Nations gang who, until recently, used it as a selling ground for Yakuza BTLs. The zone is a mix of poor Native and Asian citizens with a below aver- age number of metahumans. The people of the Verge have failed at life outside of the zone and come here to live out their lives as squatters. Many of the buildings are rundown or derelict; most are home to squatters. Denizens of the Verge are mostly indigents, squatters, and drug abusers who tend to keep to themselves, but remain aware of the people who “belong.”
Dust from the Redmond lava flows layers many of the buildings and streets. The tenements that aren’t derelict look like they were. The area is unlit and dangerous at night, and only fools wander out unarmed. It’s a Z-zone through and through.
A large number of disappearances have been occurring, largely attributed to the presence of Tamanous in the Verge. Shadowrunners new to the area will find that they are treated like outsiders until they prove not to be spotters for Tamanous or the Kenran-Kai.
The wireless coverage is irregular at best. Power here comes from splices off of the main city circuit, which allows for lighting. With tap water requiring boiling, sanitation problems, and a healthy and diverse pest population, disease outbreaks are common.