This 26-story tower in the Golden Square Mile serves as a production center for clients of Biotechnica Design in Eastern Canada. Biotechnica Design is the branch of Biotechnica that produces solutions for high-revenue clients, selling products like designer drugs, cloned limbs and other specialized services. Arasaka security patrols the building.
Everything made by Biotechnica Design is custom-made. Clients must open accounts with the company and have DNA samples taken before being able to order products. Medication Account (opening a customer file costs 1500$), can obtain designer drugs presciptions (around 5000$) and can then order these custom-made drugs (200-300$ per dose). Well-Being accounts (opening a customer file costs 250 000$), meanwhile, can have cloned organs produced (2 000$ to 10 000$) or have a complete clone produced (5 000 000$ usually).
The Calaveras is a three-floor "Dia de Muertos" themed nightclub in the Griffintown Complex. The industrial styled walls are covered in fluorescent paintings of sugar skulls and cempasuchils flowers. The main attraction is the Arena on the first floor, where gang members or upstart punk settle scores. These violent combats are rarely planned ahead of time: two angry people show up to fight and they can usually settle their score in the next few minutes. Seated spots are 5$, and a bookie keeps track of the bets.
The Calaveras attracts a wide variety of boosters, chromers and edgy civillians. Some of the best EDM DJs come to play sets there, so it is constantly packed, with the crowd only thinning at 5 in the morning on most nights. Fights are a constant, as big egos and gang rivalries often boil over. Security generally won't get involved until someone is dead or until property gets damaged. Customers are too high to give a shit when fights break out outside of the Arena.
Signature drink: the Resaca. A shot of cheap tequila mixed with an unknown energy drink. Night ain't over yet, hombre. Friends of the bar know that Adderall can be mixed into the drink at no additional cost. 7 eb. a shot, 4 eb. after 3 AM.
The École de Technologie Supérieure Militech (ÉTS Militech) is a private university engineering university owned by Militech. Over 8 000 students are signed up here.
Militech purchased and privatized the university in 2014 as Montréal went bankrupt. Now a private university, students who wish to study at ÉTS Militech have to sign a lifelong non-competition contract with Militech. This allows Militech to employ students after the end of their studies for a period of at least 10 years (this varies based on how much the student can finance their studies.) Failing to uphold this contract is... unwise.
Sadly, engineering jobs are not always available, but Militech can boast of a 100% post-graduation employment rate! If office jobs in Washington happen to be unavailable, there is always work to be done in the mines in India or China.
Le Bazar is the premiere edgerunner bar. Situated in the remains of an incomplete metro station under Sainte-Catherine street, it's where the top edgerunners of the city hang out and do business. The station's original brutalist design is contrasted with colorful holographic displays. Artsy purple and blue neons hang from the ceiling. Every week, some of Montréal's top musicians come to perform. On nights where these events happen, you can barely breathe.
The club is run by the now legendary fixer Quinze. Business meetings are often conducted in high-tech soundproof opaque booths, in the back.
Crypt, a Night City expat, introduced the practice of naming drinks after edgerunners to Le Bazar. Every Montréal edgerunners yearns to have a drink named after themselves on the menu.
One of the Redlight's only independant brothels, Madame Kyoumi's Hotel is part hostess club part brothel. It employs sex workers of asian-descent of all genders and provides sex in the form of escorts or rentable rooms on site. There are always a few salarymen to be found scattered on the comfortable red sofas in the main room, enjoying the company of the ladies and gentlemen of the club. The establishment leans heavily into the Japanese decor, enough to perhaps offend actual Japanese people, even boasting a (fake) sakura tree sticking out of one of the wall, but the gimmick works on Westerners.
The owner Madame Kyoumi, a thin, smartly dressed middle-aged Japanese woman, works as a Fixer for corporate clients, acting as a middle-woman between corporate contractors and street-level edgerunners. She is known to have many friends in the corporate sphere, so staying in her good graces is important to make the big bucks. Private meetings between clients and edgerunners are often organized in the many private and lavishly furnished rooms in the back of the establishment.
Madame Kyoumi's can also provide sex workers of every gender and of every sexual orientation. Sake shots are offered to clients before they are taken upstairs. 60 eb./hour for services at the Hotel, 100 eb/hour for outcalls.
One of Montréal's most renowned hotels, the Centennial is a new 70-floor hotel near the Bell Center and the Convention Center. One of the most popular corporate hotel of the city, you often need to book weeks in advance to get a room.
It is lavishly decorated, using a modernized adaptation of the Art Deco style. Its beautifully intricate and opulent decoration has won the Centennial many prizes since its opening. Rooms are the size of apartments and often include jacuzzis and secondary bedrooms. Many services are available to customers: concierges are known to arrange extralegal services to corporate clients (illegal braindances, drugs, prostitutes).
500eb. a night for the smallest rooms. Most rooms are 750eb. a night.