Haven is located on an island, San Mateo, off the USís eastern coast, about Ĺ mile into international waters. The whole city is policed by Black Rose security, though there are very few rules/laws Ė all laws regard theft and murder (bribery can get one a long way in terms of murder, though), some other violent crimes are frowned upon, but there arenít laws against them per se. Drugs are all legal, or at least arenít illegal, the same is true of firearms, prostitution and gambling. Even slavery, while not officially sanctioned, is facilitated in the city. The island is about 20 miles by 30 miles, located near the Bermuda Triangle. Occasionally weird stuff washes ashore out of the triangle. The islandís permanent population is somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000, with a transient populace (day visitors to year long visitors) of more than 35,000 at any given time. (More land area than the island Dominica, with the same populace as of 1986.)
Basically anything goes so long as it doesnít draw the attention of the international mortal community. It is a favourite vacation spot among wealthy single men and women, especially those with unusual tastes, and for those who enjoy exploring new things in most aspects of their lives.
The city was practically run by the Black Roseís founders around 1929 and used as a base for rum runners for years. The island has a small airport capable of handling private jets, a harbor large enough for speedboats and small yachts, and a heliport for those so inclined. Otherwise, the island is inaccessible (no roads go there, though there are roads on the island). Technically, San Mateo is a republic run via an electorate, but the same man has been president for the last seventeen years, thanks in part to the backing of Havenís citizens.