Radhumans, and hulking radmans, held the settlement ringwall against charging radghoulers smart enough to use basic armour-arms clearly beyond their ability to make. It was all regular enough to have been provided by another faction, most likely a criminal trader of some kind using the radghoulers as providers of exotic resources.
The settlement had recently joined the DCSL (District of Columbia Settlements League) and there were DCGuardsmen there fighting bravely with only midtech, and lotech, gear though their midtech was of better quality than that of the locals.
The noise of battle, the shooting of precious ammunition, the use of lotech such as bows and spears, the howling screams of the radghoulers, was too damned typical of such fighting. Radghouler dead piled up but with every wave they got closer to the ringwall. Some kind of dark psychic force was driving them on in a way that was disturbing even for radghoulers.
Of the 13Way13 as temporary 'mortal-immortals' with special abilities, JackOman was an UCSeekfinders (United Citystates Seekfinders) come from Central North America whose shooting abilities were now making a real difference to the fight. With seeming casualness he shot his very big revolver pistol with one hand and his just as big semiautopistol with his other. Every shot dropped a radghouler with merciful quickness.
The United Citystates of PanAmerica was deep down underground in a network of transtunnel linked deepbunkers and deepkeeps (settlements) along with other facilities. The PanAmericans were eager to meet, negotiate, form alliances with and trade with others but not all others. So ran the story that was both true and false.
JackOman's comrade, JillOman, had gone looking for what the radghoulers were being used to decoy from. In a tough grey quasileather outfit like all the 13 UCSeekfinders wore, she led JaseOman and JaziOman through an old smugglers' tunnel beneath the settlement of Darkcorner. They were drawn to what ever it was that the real enemy wanted.
Edited by Maharg67, 18 February 2019 - 04:02 AM.