The Armitage Files
Seattle in 2072
In the Treaty of Denver in 2016, the land surrounding Seattle was ceded to the Native American Nations, particularly the newly founded Salish-Shidhe Council; “Salish” from the majority Salish tribe of the Pacific Northwest, and “Shidhe” from the large number of elven tribal members at that time, many of whom went on to form the elven nation of Tir Tairngire. The treaty reserved Seattle as a United States, and later UCAS, territory and port.
Of course, there are other reasons for the “Shidhe” part of that name, but most of the world believes it’s solely because of the elven tribes.
For more than fifty years, Seattle has maintained friendly relations with the Council and the NAN, and this relationship is reflected in the undercurrent of Native culture visible in the metroplex today. The Salish-Shidhe Council maintains a diplomatic mission on Council Island, and visitor visas are available there for day-trips and other short visits into NAN territory to enjoy the spectacular natural wilderness and local culture.
The Seattle Metroplex covers nearly 4,000 square kilometers around Puget Sound (making it the second smallest state in the UCAS, after Rhode Island). It is divided into ten districts, including Seattle City, which is the downtown area, formerly the city of Seattle in old Washington State.