Post by DR. DEATH DEFYING on Oct 20, 2011 20:49:15 GMT
109 in the Sky
Welcome My name’s Dr. Death Defying, but you guys can call me Dr. D. I don’t care how you got here, what you’re gonna do here, or who’s side your on; we’re all in this together, no matter what you think.
2012 – this little insignificant globe called Earth went all Costa Rica. The Helium Wars hit and wiped out more populations than most dare to count. France? Long gone. But there’s us, the survivors. And there is Battery City, which is a safe haven out here in the California wastelands – if you’re loyal to BL/ind, the ruling corporation, that is. They’ll take all the bad things away; as long as you stay there, you’re controlled, but you’re safe. Is that a reasonable price to pay for protection? You decide.
And the people who don’t want that? They’re the Killjoys. Terrorists, or revolutionists? Well, everybody has their own opinions. I’m a Killjoy myself, you see, but even I wonder sometimes. More people die everyday in the zones, but you get to live your life how you see fit. Anger, love, happiness, sadness – it’s all out here, waiting to be found. Do you have the guts to seek it out, motorbaby? And will you be able to avoid BLI/ind's exterminators, whose only job is to hunt and destroy you?
Now excuse me, I have an appointment with a bottle of firewhiskey.
This is Dr. D, signing off. Stay shiny, stay alive.
UPDATED PLOT AS OF DECEMBER 2012January 2020. The agents came in the middle of the night, like ghosts, in an attack which came to be known as the Great Extermination of 2020.
On a steady diet of easily won small skirmishes, the wasteland Killjoys, meant to be rebels fighting for freedom and liberation, had become careless and, at times, indolent. Some had lost site of their goals, others had lost hope... even more simply didn't care anymore.
So when BL/ind finally mobilised a force (of S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W agents and Draculoids alike) to try and destroy them once and for all, no Killjoy or gang was prepared. They swooped in, rayguns blazing, in numbers which could make the bravest Killjoy panic.
And panic they did. Many were injured and killed, resources lost, whole camps were split up and driven apart. A majority of the dead were loners, who didn’t have the security of a group to help them survive.
The whole of zones one, two and three were swarmed, with zones four, five and six mostly escaping unscathed. The Nuclearheads, outnumbered heavily and unprepared (much to Radio Hush’s guilt), fled further into the wastelands after a short, bloody fight, taking refuge with The Happy Scythes.
The Smilers put up a defiant fight through the night, but eventually followed in the Nuclearheads’ footsteps, of course taking all the black market goods they could with them. The Roadkill Renegades, in their underground bunker, were lucky, and found themselves mostly ignored by the BL/ind forces in favour of chasing down all the stragglers and loners they could find, although a few of those unlucky enough to be out in the zones at the time were also picked off.
The Happy Scythes and The Fabulous Killjoys rushed to aid their comrades; even The Madmen pitched in with some battles, and all the gangs sent out small packs of Killjoys to help defend vulnerable places like Gravel Gertie’s orphanage. This quick response saved some lives, but not all.
Quickly, after most of the BL/ind forces had retreated back into the first two zones, it became apparent that they were now BL/ind territory. Outposts were set up and every Killjoy camp that BL/ind came across after the main attack was systematically destroyed. Bombs were planted, buildings torn down, bodies burned. Not all Killjoys were killed though; some (especially the major players) were captured, taken back to Battery City for reconditioning, holding and experimentation.
Bl/ind wasted no time using the victory against the pesky Killjoys as a PR tool to convince the Battery City populace they were the only ones who could keep control as well as keep everyone safe.
January 2021. It is rumored BL/ind are working on making zone one into an extension of Battery City, and already BL/ind-funded and -run resorts have been planned, including ‘Great Escapes’ which has already been fully built, the pet project of Iris Devereux, BL/ind’s head of marketing.
It seems like BL/ind have finally hit a proper blow against the rebels. The Nuclearheads and The Smilers have found themselves without territories of their own, in uneasy alliances and finding shelter with other gangs whilst they try and repair their lives.
All of the gangs have been hurt, though; many friends of theirs have been killed or injured, important and even vital resource stashes destroyed, their own territories invaded by follow-up BL/ind forces to rat out survivors, and their lives completely changed. No longer can they freely walk around their own zones without being completely alert to the possibility of another attack. They find themselves even more paranoid than before.
Places familiar to many Killjoys before are no longer safe to visit, including the warehouse of Tommy’s Warez and the Scrapyard. Even Grimshaw Hospital is now out-of-bounds, which leaves injured rebels in an even worse position than before. Drac patrols have increased tenfold, and they're all out for blood. Dr. Death Defying, the well-known voice of rebel radio, has gone missing; whether he's dead, on the run or captured is unknown, but for now the radiowaves lay silent.
But the rebels aren’t completely destroyed, and they want revenge.