L.A. by Night
Located along the western border of the district, along Route 7, Loveland is one of the most populated and most violent areas of the Puyallup Barrens. It’s filled with squatters, thieves, gangers, pushers, hookers, most of them peddling their wares to off-duty soldiers from nearby Ft. 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 in turn 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-gangers in Loveland work for either the Mafia or the Yakuza. They provide outriders and distractions for smuggling operations, or else they track and raid smugglers like wild dogs following a herd, usually drawing a syndicate reprisal from a rival gang if they get caught.