Located along the western border of the district, near Route 7, Loveland is one of the most densely populated and most violent areas of the Puyallup Barrens. It’s filled with squatters, pushers, thieves, gangers, and hookers, most of them peddling their wares to off-duty soldiers from nearby Fort Lewis. The Yakuza and the Mafia have been fighting over control of Loveland for years, mostly through the proxies of various gangs they arm and supply, who run their errands and sell their drugs, chips, and other contraband. Neither syndicate has devoted the resources to overwhelm their opposition in Loveland, so the conflict just wears on and on.
<<< Loveland is also a stop on the smuggling route through Puyallup and into Tacoma, along Route 7, with some of the only facilities in the Barrens, usually run by one of the syndicates. A lot of the go-gangs in Loveland work for either the Mafia or the Yakuza. They provide outriders and distractions for their smuggling operations, or else they track and raid smugglers like packs of wild dogs following a herd, usually drawing a syndicate reprisal from a rival gang if they get caught.Rigger X >>>