Nightrun: Murder City
Golden Heights is an incorporated town that makes up the southern side of Mercer City. It is the seat of corporate power in the city, with wealthy neighborhoods and walled corporate compounds surrounding the gleaming work of art which is Crystal City. Access to this part of town is not easy, as it is heavily policed and certain areas are exclusive.
Golden Heights is bordered by the sea on the east, Downtown Mercer City to the north, the Haven Expressway to the northwest, Wintermount to the west, and the sprawling Tsuji International Airport to the south.
- Norfolk borders the coast, and boasts a large number of mansions built on twisting canals which provide boat access to each property. 310, the “Coastal Highway” passes through this neighborhood. A private island just offshore is rumored to be owned by the CEO of Global Bank.
- Crystal City is set within a large circular highway (the “Crystal City Freeway”), this area is a marvel of towering skyscrapers and exquisite architecture housing many multinational corporations.
- Off the southern spur of the Crystal City Freeway is Tsuji International Airport, with service to Europe, South America, and Asia.
- Just north of Crystal City is the corporate housing neighborhood of Whitehall. Here, the low-level employees of the corporations in Crystal City can opt to devote a portion of their paycheck to be supplied with heavily-policed, uniform housing. Though it is, in effect, a housing project, the residents of Whitehall are generally content with their vanilla lifestyle because it provides them with security.
- Further inland of Crystal City, to the west, is the corporate neighborhood of Silver Springs. Though similar in structure to Whitehall, Silver Springs is designed for more senior employees, so the housing is slightly better.
- At the far western edge of Golden Heights is Wintermount, the tallest point in Mercer City and also home to some of the largest mansions. In fact, as big as Wintermount is, there are only 100 houses in the entire district, most of which are sitting on many lovely, forested acres up the winding, gated drive that connects the hill with the rest of the Golden Heights. Atop the hill is an unsightly collection of cell phone, radio and satellite towers.