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Low Tech Wanderers: The Beekeepers

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Report from Ag Team 597: The significance of “Wanderers” on crop fertility

Background: We had met with local farmers who expressed worry about the late arrival of the nomadic society that they termed “wanderers”. Eventually, we agreed to locate a wanderer family and attempt to persuade them to divert to the AO. This gave an opportunity to interview one of them and establish their importance to the local economy.

“My name is Inigo, from the Riordan family and I am a beekeeper and a Wanderer. I move with the bees – we use my wagon. The bees and I go wherever there is vegetation, wherever rain falls, wherever people are welcoming.”
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Twin Port University: Outpost

September 11, 2007 Leave a comment

All along the watchtower

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Location: 5 miles north of Duluth, Minnesota

The photo is of a Twin Port University watchtower – one of the twelve that guard its frontiers
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Badges "RIDING SHOTGUN"

May 9, 2007 Leave a comment

RECON REPORT – MILITARY/PARAMILITARY GROUPS IN THE AREA OF OPERATION

# 1 THE BADGES

Size: Estimated to be between 20 and 30. Badges usually operate in small teams of up to 6 members.

Activity: the role of “The Badges” is to (allegedly) safeguard travellers and enforce laws along the local road network.
Penalties for breaking traffic and anti-smuggling laws seem to be at the whim of the particular Badge who discovers the infraction – and can range from fine to imprisonment to confiscation (or even death if smugglers are found to be trafficking in certain illegal goods).
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Maxwell's Militia: 'The Overlord of Kalkassa'

April 6, 2007 2 comments

Game Background: the Maxwell’s Militia unit in “Operation Lucifer” lost contact with the ‘Overlord of Kalkassa’ over 100 years ago.

I’ve taken an arbitrary decision of this being a reference to Kalkaska, Michigan (the people in post-collapse Wisconsin can’t even remember the original names of their OWN towns – so just changing one consonant in a Michigan town doesn’t seem unreasonable). I’m also deciding that the reason for loss of contact was the collapse of the I-75 bridge after 50 years without maintenance

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Bikers (feudal variant)

March 30, 2007 1 comment

MP RECON REPORT: New Market

COMMUNITY/AREA DETAILS

This market town consists of 74 family dwellings and a Biker Fortification. The town is centered around 5 buildings known collectively as “The Clubhouse”.

This is a post-war complex resembling an 11th Century Motte & Bailey castle (complete with outer ring of earthworks and a moat). Unlike the original design, this fortification includes a stationary steam engine, which is apparently used to power an electric generator.
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