The Dragon's lair
Less than half a mile from the Union Blue facility, Iron Dragon rails maintains its own train yard and depot. The locals call this place the Dragon’s Lair. There are not a lot of Chinese folks living in Chicago, but those that do live in the region immediately surrounding the Iron Dragon rail depot, forming a Chinatown. Westerners venturing there suddenly feel like they’ve stepped into another country.
The Lair itself has a small army of guards protecting it from outsiders. Of course the main cargo depots and train stations are open to the public, but the repair facilities, warehouses, and offices are strictly off limits. When it comes to guards the Lair has an edge up on everyone but Union Blue. Since it’s illegal to carry firearms in Chicago city limits, the Chinese guards are all martial arts experts. Even though they’re armed only with swords and other hand weapons, that’s all they need to handle most intruders.
The Dragon and Union Blue have an uneasy truce in Chicago. Since Union Blue has the backing of the U.S. Army, Kang knows he has to tread lightly in the area. All the same, they get in their hits when they can do so without getting caught. I’ve heard tell that Heng Tsai, the big boss in Chicago, pays good money for any information on Union Blue plans. Evidently, he likes to hire westerners to do his dirty work in Chicago since the army has a harder time tracing it back to him that way.