used to be a very popular yet underground punk bar/music-hall/hangout
in Nevada, before the war. But after the nukes hit, most of the
club's inhabitants were either dead or trying to survive. However,
the building itself remained mostly intact, except for the third
floor, which was violently removed from the rest of the structure
due to the bombings.
bar remained in its abandoned state for years, until a small group
of thugs stumbled across it on their way to Needles. Devil, a
vicious punk with a face full of piercings and a fist full of
steel, convinced his companions to settle down in their newfound
habitat. Making use of the electrical equipment left over from
the bands that used to play, they regained power by tapping into
hulking mohawked pugilist, began selling the ancient liquor to
get cash, whenever likeminded thugs passed by to replenish their
After a while,
more and more social outcasts began showing up at the Ground Zero.
Punks, tribals, mutants, or anyone who had been ousted from society
for being too violent to coexist, or had been persecuted for being
different from others managed to find their way to the bar by
on the Badland Originals
is one of the founders of the gang. He's rigged a vending machine
to sell firearms, ammo, and copious amounts of booze in order to
save him time. All he really does now is watch the bar, making sure
nobody causes more than the usual amount of trouble. A behemoth
amongst men, Minion is quite dangerous, and it's ill-advised to
gun fanatic of the "Originals of the Originals", he helped the gang
stay on its feet in its early days by supplying a lot of the guns
and ammo. Having mellowed out some, he's chosen to look for new
thug material, and now recruits for the Badland Originals.
The Mutant Merchant
led a pretty normal life, up until the point he started mutating.
The rest of the town of Needles ridiculed him, kicked his ass, and
banished him. In retaliation, Iggy snuck back into town one day
and burglarized a vast amount of weapons, armor, and junk from his
former neighbors, and went on the run. Out of water and close to
drying out in the desert sun like a piece of green mutant beef-jerky,
he managed to make it to Ground-Zero, a place rumored to be "The
Last Open-Minded Place On Earth", amongst the rest of the unfortunately
mutated. He now peddles his stolen equipment to the gang.
to be the only one able to read and write in the whole damn gang,
Renton's the only guy capable of getting through to the members.
With his suave charisma and orating skills, he's educated a lot
of the Badlanders, helping them learn the tricks of the trade. He
lives in the attic, since he's sort of a shut-in.
the Mechanic Thug
responsible for the tapping into Needles's power supply, and re-wiring
most of the hideout. Though a pacifist at heart, Ian keeps his position
in the group because of his vast mechanical knowledge. He's in charge
of promotion and rankings, and sells radios in his free time.
Moreau, Maker Of The Man-Eating Monkey Mammalians
scientist by day… ripper-doc by night. No real doctor is
going to come to the Ground Zero, unless he’s held at gun-point
and forced to (which happens more often than you’d think). Moreau
does some whacked-out experiments most of the time, but he’s just
as good at fixing the human anatomy as he is messing it up.