Birmingham is the second city of the UK, contested by Manchester, located in the heart of the Midlands. It's location, at the centre of the transport network of England, makes it an important commercial city.
City-wide Themes and Threats
Theme: Second City of Britain
- Trying to Maintain Status
- Second City
- Workshop of the World
- City of a Thousand Trades
- Forward to the Future (motto: Forward)
Locations in Birmingham
Birmingham is a large city with several locations. The city council itself is broken in to wards which cover areas within Birmingham.
The Balance of Power
Mundane Status Quo
Birmingham is a city that has had its ups and downs. Birmingham grew out of the industrial revolution and was famous for its engineers and industrialists. In the post-war era, Birmingham declined as industry gradually migrated abroad in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It's currently in an upward phase, having undergone a programme of regeneration in the 1990s and 2000s and refocussed its attentions on research, retail and events.
Crime is policed by the West Midlands Police Force. The crime rates in Birmingham are relatively low, when compared against other British cities. However, there are areas where one must be "on guard" and vigilant. There is also reputed to be a "Yardie" presence within the Handsworth district.
Supernatural Status Quo
Movers and Shakers
In the Dark : Maintaining the Status Quo
In the Dark : Rocking the Boat
In the Know : Maintaining the Status Quo
In the Know : Rocking the Boat
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