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Deathlands Locations

Modified on 2013/09/28 12:14 by Kerrick Categorized as Deathlands, World

   This is a list of locations of note that appear or are mentioned in the books.

Villes and Baronies

   Amicus: A town in South Dakota founded around 2096 to facilitate trade between the whites and the Native American tribes in the area (Demons of Eden).

   Aten: A city deep in the Guadalupe Dunes of California, built around the set of a movie filmed in the 1920s. It was created and run by Akhnaton before his death (Nightmare Passage).

   Babyville: A town in Tennessee set up around a mineral spring, a purported fountain of youth. The whole thing was a scam to bring in people, murder them for their goods, and put the youth to work in the fields. The companions killed the leader of the scam and most of his people, leaving the former marks in charge (Baptism of Rage).

   Brampton: A small town in Louisiana, near the coast. The people there were cattle for the Family before the companions killed all four of the vampires (Bloodlines).

   Breweryville: A ville in the ruins of southern St. Louis famous for its homebrewed beer (Playfair's Axiom).

   BullRun Ville: One of the satellite towns around Front Royal. It was destroyed by the Kite employed by Silas Jamaisvous (Gaia's Demise).

   Casanova Ville: One of the satellite towns around Front Royal. It was destroyed by the Kite employed by Silas Jamaisvous (Gaia's Demise).

   Cascade: Formerly known as Buena Vista, Virginia, this isolated town cut itself off from the rest of the world shortly after skydark, after several waves of refugees, followed by a busload of bandits, attempted to raid the town and kill everyone in it. Post-skydark, the citizens occasionally send out a single person to act as a "doomie" with rumors of a "lost city" to draw traders in so they could be killed for their goods. The town was largely destroyed during a battle between a rogue trader and the combined forces of Roberto and the companions (Eden's Twilight).

   Cascade: A small ville in the Marshall Islands situated at the top of a waterfall on a seaside cliff. It was mostly destroyed and its people enslaved by Baron Kinnison's men (Judas Strike).

   Claggartville: A small town on the coast of Maine. The people make a living by whaling and fishing, and talk in an archaic style. Outlanders are given three days to find a job or they're forced to leave (Dectra Chain).

   Cold Harbor: A small port town in the Marshall Islands. It was wiped out by a combination of clones and stickies (Savage Armada).

   Cripple Creek: Hometown of JB Dix, located in Colorado.

   Country Row: A town in Tennessee set up by Gert Wolfram as a circus attraction, full of museums and shops dedicated to country music. The inhabitants are true rednecks who don't tolerate blacks or muties (Circle Thrice).

   Duma: A large, rich ville in Arkansas built around trade (Remember Tomorrow).

   Free City of Denver: A ville located in the ruins of Denver, Colorado. The place has a working power plant, and much of the original predark tech still functions, so they have a high level of civilization (Perception Fault).

   Front Royal: A town in Virginia, home to Ryan Cawdor before his brother Harvey tried to kill him and he fled. Ryan later returned, killed Harvey, and installed his nephew Nathan as the new baron.

   Ginnsburg Falls: A small town in Oregon run by Mayor Theodore Sissy. It is immaculate and even has its own power and a radio station, but muties are killed on sight, old people are euthanized, and female children are left out for exposure at 3 months of age (if they survive, they're taken back) (Crater Lake).

   Greenglades: A small ville based around a predark amusement park in southern Florida, just west of Miami. It was run by Boss Larry Zapp, who rebuilt and maintained the rides. After Zapp's death, most of the people living there fled and the place fell into disrepair; an earthquake a few months later added to the devastation (Dark Carnival, Watersleep).

   Harmony: Hometown of Krysty Wroth, located in Colorado.

   Hazard: A ville in southern Kentucky run by Doc Kirkland. He retained control over his people by telling them that they were all infected with a plague, and that any who left would die in two days (those who tried to leave were killed by his sec men later "found", supposedly dead of the plague) (Way of the Wolf).

   Helskel: A town a few hours' walk from Mount Rushmore that actively traded with the inhabitants of the Anthill. It got its name from the Beatles song "Helter Skelter" (its baron, Lars Hellstrom, followed the ways of Charles Manson). It destroyed in a massive explosion when the companions blew up a gas station there. (Stoneface).

   Hightower: A former resort situated on the edge of the Grand Canyon. The place is a pesthole that comes closer to complete collapse with every earthquake (which hit the area often) (Trader Redux).

   Hopeville: A town 50 miles north of Fresno, California, set up near the radioactive ruins of a redoubt. It was destroyed in an earthquake in 2099 (Crucible of Time).

   Lonesome Gulch: A predark ghost town created as a tourist attraction. It is blanketed by a strange mist filled with horrific creatures (see here for speculation as to the location of the town and cause of the mist) (Twilight Children).

   Markland: A small ville of Vikings on the shore of Lake Superior, in Minnesota. It was situated near a river that was contaminated with radioactive waste; the inhabitants eventually moved away to rebuild their ville in a safer location (Northstar Rising).

   Maturo: A town in the Marshall Islands, and home of Baron Kinnison, Lord of the Thousand Isles, before his death (Savage Armada, Judas Strike, Shadow Fortress).

   Mexico City: The former capital of Mexico escaped being nuked due to its relative unimportance; the earthshaker bombs the Russians placed along the west coast of the US, however, set off the two volcanos nearby and triggered a series of severe earthquakes. The city (which is built atop an underground lake) largely sank, so that now only the upper parts of the tallest buildings are accessible. A group of enterprising explorers now lives on boats and in the buildings themselves, scavenging predark items from the ruins and trading them for goods.

   Mocsin: A town formerly known as Moccasin, Montana. It was destroyed in a fire started when Trader's war wags blew up (Pilgrimage to Hell).

   Moonboy: A suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah, that was wiped out by invading forces from a parallel dimension (Shadow World).

   Moudongue: A small village in the Atchafalaya Swamp, near West Lowellton (Neutron Solstice).

   Nagasaki: A town in Arkansas inhabited by inbreds, so named because the inhabitants had a shrine full of pictures of victims from Nagasaki (Remember Tomorrow).

   New London: A town about 40 miles from the ruins of London, England. It is a major trading center for England and Europe.

   Newyork: The city formerly known as New York. It is now a vast ruin inhabited by teenage street gangs and muties; a large portion of Manhattan (now called "Mattan") is controlled by scalies.

   Novaville: A ville built around the ruins of a predark state penitentiary. The rulers are descendants of the original warden, the guards are descendants of the original guards, and the people are descendants of the original prisoners (Pandora's Redoubt).

   Neuva Tortuga: A trading outpost and pirate stronghold located on the island of Nevis, in the Carribean. It is neutral ground for the many pirate clans in the area; anyone can come here to buy or sell goods, as long as they obey the law. Lawbreakers are hamstrung and partially immersed in the bay for the sharks to feed on.

   Pleasantville: A small town in Washington, just north of Yakima. The place wasn't able to sustain itself through farming, so baron Ethan sponsored hunts for neighboring barons and traders to bring in money and trade (Death Hunt).

   Quindley: A small town on the shores of Lake Champlain, Vermont. It was run by a man who called himself Moses, posing as a god. Anyone who lived in the ville was put to death when they reached age 25. The town was burned to the ground, and its inhabitants wandered off instead of rebuilding (Twilight Children).

   Ratak: A small ville on one of the Marshall Islands. It was razed by Baron Kinnison and his men for harboring the companions (Judas Strike).

   Raw: An underground ville on the outskirts of Seattle founded by a group of Illuminated Ones. It is run by Alien, who is well-loved by his people (Sunchild).

   Rockpoint: A ville in northern Texas, in the middle of a vast salt flat. It's built around an old water pumping station, but the baron maintained power by controlling the flow of water. After the companions ousted him and turned on the flow of water, most of the buildings (which were made of adobe) melted (Devil Riders).

   Salvation: A large ville in central Texas near an oil well, run by Baron Silas Hunter before his death. He founded the ville to draw workers to exploit the well (Salvation Road).

   Samtvogel: A ville of muties about 20 miles southwest of Seattle. It was run by a mutie named Sunchild before a coalition of Raw natives and the companions raided it, killed everyone, and burned it (Sunchild). Its name means "velvet bird" in German.

   San Juan: The predark city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, survived the holocaust largely unharmed. These days, it's an idyllic paradise peopled by happy, prosperous folks. The western part of the island where the city is located, however, is uninhabited - that place is constantly hit by massive hurricanes (Dark Emblem).

   Shytown: A warren of tunnels under the ruins of Chicago inhabited by the Midnites (Fury's Pilgrims).

   Snakefish: A large town in California founded in the 1890s, wiped out by neutron bombs during skydark, and reoccupied around 2020. It was famous for its amusement park and had a small oil refinery. It was destroyed by a fire set by the companions (Ice and Fire).

   Soulardville: A large ville in the ruins of southern St. Louis, the former suburb of Soulard (Playfair's Axiom).

   Suncrest: A huge, sprawling manor that was the seat of power for Nathan Mandeville before his death at the hands of the companions. It was partially burned during their escape (Cold Asylum).

   Sweetwater Junction: A ville in central Kansas; the sec chief, Geither Jacks, attempted a palace coup and failed, inciting a civil war. The companions were forced to hire themselves out to both sides as mercenaries in order to unite them against an approaching rottie horde (Wretched Earth).

   Tavern Bay: A town in the New England Coast that survives by dealing with slavers. It also plays host to a horde of genetically engineered frog-people (Storm Breakers).

   Towse: A ville in southern Colorado; it was destroyed Trader after its leader, Baron Carson, tried to hijack his war wags (Time Nomads).

   Twin Forks: A town situated at the juncture of the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers; it's best known for its riverboat gambling (Eclipse at Noon).

   Two-Son Ville: A ville formerly known as Tucson, Arizona.

   Virtue Lake: A town built around a huge oil refinery in southern California; it was destroyed by Trader after its leader, Baron Zeal, double-crossed him on a deal (Encounter).

   West Lowellton: A suburb of Lafayette, Louisiana, birthplace of Jak Lauren (Neutron Solstice).

   Wildroot: A small town in England that was genetically engineered by Prince Boldt's father; he grew massive roots that were hollowed out and treated with lacquer to make them extremely hard.

Other Locations and Points of Interest

   The Anthill: A secret government installation located inside Mount Rushmore. Politicians from the former US government live there, along with sec hunter droids and other cybernetic oddities (Stoneface). See here for maps of the Anthill.

   The Bunker: An underground enclave located beneath the ruins of Denver International Airport. The whitecoats there have advanced tech and are focused on helping to rebuild civilization (Perception Fault).

   Crichton Institute: The Melissa Crichton Institute of Medical Research is a government medical facility dedicated to the study of cryonics and genetic research located in a remote valley in Acadia National Park, Maine. It was established in 1998 and had one of the world's largest libraries of medical knowledge before a fire destroyed most of it about 30 years after skydark; the cryonics wing was likewise destroyed by an earthquake about 20 years later.
   The scientists there were focused on creating a human race free of impurities and mutations, which they would use to cleanse Deathlands; their program was called Project Janus. The cloning facility was destroyed by the companions after the scientists created a copy of Krysty and tried to have her kill Ryan (Genesis Echo).

   The Darks: An area formerly known as Glacier National Park, Montana. It is a dangerous area where few ever return from, as a tribe of Indians lives there and guards their land zealously. Redoubt Bravo can also be found there.

   Enterprise: A space station in near-Earth orbit. It remained manned well after skydark, but the inhabitants died of disease in the late 2090s. The station was destroyed when the companions entered the control room and accidentally set off the self-destruct mechanism (Fury's Pilgrims).

   Fox Farm: A large farm near Niagara Falls that bred slaves. The baron was killed and the slaves liberated when some of the companions came to rescue Ryan, Krysty, and Mildred (Skydark Spawn).

   Freedom Mall: A huge mall complex located in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, which served as a ville/trading post in post-skydark times. It was overrun by a horde of stickies and burned down (Freedom Lost).

   Heimdall Point: Home of the Heimdall Foundation, located in Montana.

   Kings Point Naval Station: A Navy shipyard in Georgia. It was discovered by Admiral Poseidon, who partially refurbished it and populated it with men loyal to him before he went down with his submarine (Watersleep).

   Mark Tomwun's Institute of Peaceful Oceanographic Research: Located in the Florida Keys, in the remains of a predark missile base, the Institute was where a group of people lived, training dolphins to carry bombs against ships (they were fighting off the predations of a group of pirates). The Institute was wiped out by a series of massive earthquakes, followed by a tsunami (Deep Empire).

   Nicholas Brody School: A boarding school in Colorado run by Nicholas Brody. Dean Cawdor spent most of a year there.

   Parallax Red: A space station situated on the dark side of the moon, Parallax Red was built in the mid-1990s. It started as a joint US/Russian project, but as relations between the two countries fell apart, the Russians pulled out and went back to their own space program. The station was intended to be a waypoint for explorations to Mars, but work on it went very slowly until the invention of the mat-trans, at which point it became much easier to transport materials. When World War III hit, the station was attacked by several Russian satellites, which damaged large parts of it. The inhabitants who weren't killed fled the station, using the gateway to jump to parts unknown. The station itself is still (mostly) habitable and has power, but very few know of its existence (Homeward Bound, Parallax Red).

   Pilatu: An island off the coast of South Carolina (most likely one one of the Sea Islands) inhabited by descendants of the slaves brought to America. They abandoned the island around 2098 due to dwindling resources and headed for the mainland, aided by the companions (Separation).

   Poseidon Base: An undersea military facility located on the seafloor about 1,000 miles east of Hawaii, established in the mid-1990s. It was run by an AI named AIDAN and crewed by Navy personnel; after skydark, AIDAN received new orders and attempted to asset control over the station by breeding the women to create a sustainable population. The crew revolted and were killed or turned into cyborgs under AIDAN's control; the companions destroyed the place by breaching the hull in multiple places and flooding it (Dark Fathoms).

   Shadow Earth: The name of a parallel Earth that never suffered through the nuclear holocaust. The population of that Earth continued to expand, which - when combined with a carniphagous bacterium that destroyed all other life forms - eventually overwhelmed the planet's resources (Shadow World).

   Shelley Cryonic Institute: Located near Duluth, Minnesota, the Shelley Cryonic Institute is one of only a few places where people were put into cryostasis. It was a private facility that shared resources and buildings with the Wendigo Institute of Botanical Research and the Blackwood Center for Chemical and Neurological Research, Military Division. Mildred Wyeth was one of the people frozen there before the companions found and revived her (Northstar Rising).

   Ti-Ra'Wa: A valley in Wyoming sacred to the Lakota (Demons of Eden).

   Washington Hole: The remains of Washington, D.C., which is little more than a radioactive crater filled with rubble overshadowed by a small volcano.

   Wizard Island Complex for Scientific Advancement: This complex was built on Wizard Island, in the middle of Crater Lake in Oregon. The descendants of a group of predark scientists worked here on weapons research, inventing and perfecting items in a wide variety of fields under the auspices of Project Eurydice. The complex and the island itself were destroyed when a series of explosions set off the companions inside caused the volcano to erupt (Crater Lake).

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