If you’re from the sprawl proper, don’t ever expect your boots to darken the golden streets of Swift City. Running from 60-70, expect heightened security along the entire corridor. Unmarked Lone Star vehicles, Swiftian corporate security, and Astral mages are the least of your worries. So just drive on thru and pray you don’t get stopped.
Inside is the real danger. A regiment of Golden Troopers, our lady’s elite guard, are stationed around the city. There are rumors of at least a couple elite Shadowrun teams, including (if rumors are true and she hasn’t tossed him on his ass yet) the great summoner Beiber.
There’s only a few ways to get access if you’re not worth ¥ 100,000,000. There’s a couple magic lodges that call Swift City home (monthly dues ¥ 10,000- ¥ 20000), but they do gain you access to some true arcane artillery. And occasionally there’s a lottery to one of the Queen’s magic shows. Beware that though, folks don’t come back the same.