Sacred Waters (location)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Sacred Waters
Old World Name: Twin Falls, ID USA
Other Names: Waterfall of Scarecrows
GM Coordinates: 42°33′20″N 114°28′15″W
Pre-war Country: USA
Pre-war Links:
Twin Falls Idaho

LOCATION MAKEUP
Leader: Mayor Thomas Ritzer and Town City Manager Aram Yeager member of the Silent Brotherhood (Knights of Genetic Purity)
Size: 4,166 people
Racial Makeup: 100% human
Affiliation: Self
Languages: English, Common Speak
Religions: 100% Church of the Mormon Renewal
Government: Militia/Military
Location Condition: mostly pre-war condition, including the limited use of vehicles.

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BACKGROUND

Twin Falls maintains its condition in an almost pre-war state. There is more limited use of electricity but with the falls they do utilize a primitive turbine capture of power. The city itself has become smaller, the outer buildings are starting to wear down to rot but overall the town is kept clean.

In an attempt to have some semblance of the old USA feeling, Twin Falls is still nominally controlled as a council-manager form of government. The seven-member Twin Falls City Council is directly elected in non-partisan municipal elections to four-year terms. Almost always are the council members part of the Silent Brotherhood. The mayor, who holds little executive power, is periodically selected among current city council members to chair meetings and is “considered the official representative of the city.” City council meetings are usually held on Mondays.

The city’s day-to-day operations are overseen by a city manager, who is appointed by the city council. The city government through various citizen boards oversees all civil and legal aspects of the town.

 

Geography

According to the Pre-War United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.16 square miles (47.03 km2), of which, 18.10 square miles (46.88 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

The Snake River Canyon forms the city’s northern limits, separating it from Jerome County. There are three waterfalls in the immediate area. Shoshone Falls is located approximately 5 miles (8.0 kilometers) east of Twin Falls city. Pillar Falls is located approximately 1 12 mi (2 12 km) upstream from the Perrine Bridge while Twin Falls, the city’s namesake, is located upstream of Shoshone Falls.

Shoshone Falls stands at 213 ft (65 m), which is 46 feet (14 m) higher than Niagara Falls.

Climate

Twin Falls experiences a semi-arid climate with monthly temperature averages in Twin Falls range from 34.9 °F (1.6 °C) in January to 85.0 °F (29.4 °C) in July, with lows below freezing from December through March. Highs reach 90 °F (32 °C) on average 18.8 days per year, but very rarely exceed 100 °F (38 °C). Winter snowfall averages 29.5 inches (74.9 cm) per year, though much heavier amounts have fallen. However, in Twin Falls proper after an average snowfall it is uncommon to see more than six inches of snow on streets and sidewalks.

Summer and autumn months are very dry in Twin Falls, with less than 1 inch (2.5 cm) inch of precipitation falling each month between June and October. It is not uncommon to experience fast moving, intense electrical storms common in the deserts of the southwestern U.S..

 

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Orofino/Idaho State Hospital North (location)

Entrance to Hospital

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Orofino 
Old World Name: Orofino, Idaho USA.
Other Names: Home of the Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days. State Hospital North – Idaho
GM Coordinates: 46°29′8″N 116°15′32″W
Pre-war Country: USA
Pre-war Links: Orofino Idaho

LOCATION MAKEUP
Leader: None
Size: None (was 350+)
Racial Makeup: empty (was 100% mutant/altered humans)
Affiliation: Self
Languages: English, Common Speak
Religions: None
Government: None
Location Condition: Seemed to be in operating condition, especially around Idaho State Hospital North, but has been abandoned since the last fall.

Appearances: 

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BACKGROUND

Orifino was the biggest city on the New Perce Indian Reservation before the Final War. It survived in a limited form the destruction by reinforcement of the US military for almost 50 years before they moved out.

The Idaho State Hospital North had been cleared out the last two years of pre-war times and used for a pentagon military project entitled Abacus. The 10 families that were settled here grew over time and eventually were all that was left after the military left.

The facility and town both had something happened the fall before Leo’s arrival, no sign of where the residents went. There is plenty evidence of horrific occurrences happening to the town however so the outlook isn’t good.

Bear Lake (location)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Bear Lake
Old World Name: Bear Lake Recreation Area.
Other Names: Unincorporated Fish Haven, ID USA
GM Coordinates: 42°02’08.1″N 111°23’47.0″W
(42.035579, -111.396381)

Pre-war Country: USA
Pre-war Links: 
Fish Haven, Idaho WikiBear Lake Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

LOCATION MAKEUP
Leader: No organized leader as it fell under Bear Lake County
Size: 3,126 people
Racial Makeup: 100% human
Affiliation: Self
Languages: English, Common Speak
Religions: 45% Christian, 48% Unaffiliated, 7% various smaller religions
Government: Home Owner/Business Owner Association
Location Condition: Pre-War location that repeats the night of the attack every night.

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BACKGROUND

Driving into Fish Lake always starts in the evening with the community shutting down. It is a relaxed community that relies on tourist dollars and rich people living here. The day to day goings on for the community is always the same.

The people repeat what they did every night their community was attacked. What attacks the community shifts every. night as well. The only thing that remains the same in the attack is the man named John of Patmos and his 1972 Pontiac Grand Safari Station Wagon. 

Coyote Springs (location)

Coyote Springs Sign

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Coyote Springs
Old World Name: Coyote Springs Development, Nevada USA.
Other Names: Coyote Springs Golf Course, Coyote Springs Community, 
GM Coordinates: 36°48’55.5″N 114°56’52.6″W
(36.815407, -114.947946)

Pre-war Country: USA
Pre-war Links: 
Coyote Springs

LOCATION MAKEUP
Leader: Major David Richardson (human), Cold Steel Command Staff
Size: 416 people
Racial Makeup: 95% human, 5% altered human
Affiliation: Self
Languages: English, Common Speak
Religions: 45% Christian, 48% Unaffiliated, 7% various smaller religions
Government: Warlord
Location Condition: An old abandoned community development that still had its own power production capability and in the last 500 years a mine has been dug out in the mountains nearby for raw uranium. 

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BACKGROUND

Coyote Springs was an unknown slave holding post and raw uranium for the last 500 years. It has been kept secret owned by Major Richardson’s family for the last 60 and is used by Julio and a few others at Cold Steel as an “off the books” rest and recuperation area along with where they can sell slaves or pillage they don’t want Cold Steel to know about.

The development itself has a small solar farm, enough to power a city five times larger then it currently is. Along with secured holding facilities for slaves being transported through or stored the main purposes seem to be trade with other slavers such as the Martok and for the mining of uranium by hand.

The highlight of the area in looks is the Coyote Springs Golf Course which seems to be as green and nice as it was in the pre-war days. Unprecedented amounts of water are used from underground river and pre-war water supplies to keep the area green.

The mine itself is less then 10 miles out of town but difficult to get to. It goes down hundreds of feet and there are things that live inside the mine that appear to have been human once. The mine has recently been sealed, at least from the main entrance side and is currently being watched over by Cold Steel Security Forces.

University of Utah Hospital (location)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: University of Utah Hospital
Old World Name: University of Utah, Utah USA.
Other Names: None
GM Coordinates: 40°46’17.7″N 111°50’12.5″W
(40.771575, -111.836811)

Pre-war Country: USA
Pre-war Links: 
University of Utah Hospital

LOCATION MAKEUP
Leader: Not Applicable
Size: Not Applicable
Racial Makeup: Not Applicable
Affiliation: Not Applicable
Languages: Not Applicable
Religions: Not Applicable
Government: Not Applicable
Location Condition: Abandoned, but still mostly powered and mostly usable.

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BACKGROUND

The University of Utah Hospital was a research and teaching hospital on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. It served as a major regional referral center for Utah and the surrounding states of Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and New Mexico. University of Utah Health Care was praised for the following specialties: cardiology, geriatrics, gynecology, pediatrics, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, oncology, orthopedics, and ophthalmology.

The hospital was operating up to the evacuation/destruction of Salt Lake City during the Final War. The hospital and research components are in fairly decent shape, supplies still seem usable and there was evidence of a great rush of victims and refugees in the last days.

The biggest portion of note was that it’s morgue was overfull of pre-war dead still in their lockers, and the incinerators below the morgue were used in overtime, so much so they damaged two of the four incinerators. Thousands had been incinerated daily.

Leo had scouted the hospital and secured it with the reinforcement of Tasha and her unit with white coats.

 

Wendover Children of the Fire – Church of the Redeemed (location)

Children of the Fire – Church of the Redeemed

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Wendover Children of the Fire – Church of the Redeemed
Old World Name: Wendover Airport, Utah USA.
Other Names: Wendover Air Force Base
GM Coordinates: 40°43’26.0″N 114°00’52.4″W
(40.723898, -114.014560)

Pre-war Country: USA
Pre-war Links: Wendover Air Force Base, Wendover Airport

LOCATION MAKEUP
Leader: Gillian Rhodes (mutant human), Church Leader
Size: 73 people
Racial Makeup: 85% altered human, 15% altered animal
Affiliation: Children of Fire – Reformed
Languages: English, Common Speak
Religions: 100% Children of Fire – Reformed
Government: Church
Location Condition: In a constant state of decay, but everything is mostly there.

Appearances: Fire and Air (11/4/2018)

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BACKGROUND

An old air force base originally redone as a community airport and then taken over after the Final War by the Church of the Children of Fire.

Serving as a full time church for the Wendover Children of the Fire – Church of the Redeemed this location is a little off the beaten path. The high priest Gillian Rhodes is friendly enough with people, although he will profess the life of the Children of Fire, he is a reformed priest and does not believe forced conversion as something desireable.

The church/base consists mostly of mutant humans but there are some altered/mutant animals as well. The church used to be the site of a Lutheran church that had been abandoned either right before the war or right after.

The site itself was nuked, but there was no effect to the base and the surrounding half mile. In response the military cleared out whatever they wished to attack with a subsequent nanite strike. No one currently here knows exactly what happened.

Dugway Proving Ground (location)

GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: Dugway Proving Ground
Old World Name: Dugway Proving Ground, Utah USA.
Other Names: Utah Test and Training Range, Granite Peak Testing Facility (subset of Dugway)
GM Coordinates: 40°12’52.6″N 112°44’38.6″W
(40.214611, -112.744047)

Pre-war Country: USA
Pre-war Links: 
Dugway Proving Ground (Wiki), Dugway Proving Ground Army Page

LOCATION MAKEUP
Leader: Not Applicable
Size: Not Applicable
Racial Makeup: Not Applicable
Affiliation: US Air Force (old USA)
Languages: Not Applicable
Religions: Not Applicable
Government: Not Applicable
Location Condition: Abandoned, some severe deterioration but in good enough shape to have active electrical systems.

Related Logs/Journals/etc:

Notes: None

Appearances: Ravvi and the Cemetery (11/02/18)

MAPS/IMAGES

BACKGROUND

Dugway is the location of the telemetry system Leo utilized to first hear live communication from the satellite in geosynchronous orbit above Salt Lake City. Below is some highlights of the location:

Dugway Proving Ground is located about 85 miles (140 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, in southern Tooele County and just north of Juab County. It encompasses 801,505 acres (3,243 km², or 1,252 sq mi) of the Great Salt Lake Desert, an area the size of the state of Rhode Island, and is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges. It had a resident population of 795 persons as of the 2010 United States Census, all of whom lived in the community of Dugway, Utah, at its extreme eastern end.

It is 13 mi (21 km) south of the 2,624-square-mile (6,796 km2) Utah Test and Training Range and together they form “the largest block of overland contiguous special use airspace measured from surface or near surface within the continental U.S. (207 by 122 nautical miles)” (383 by 226 km).

The transcontinental Lincoln Highway passed through the present site of the Dugway Proving Ground, and is the only section of the old highway closed to the public. At least one old wooden bridge over a creek still stands. The name Dugway comes from a technique of digging a trench into a hillside to create a flat surface along which a wagon can travel.

UFO speculation

Following the public attention drawn to Area 51 in the early 1990s, UFOlogists and concerned citizens have suggested that whatever covert operations may have been underway at that location, if any, were subsequently transferred to DPG.

The Deseret News reported that Dave Rosenfeld, president of Utah UFO Hunters, stated: Numerous UFOs have been stored and reported in the area in and around Dugway … [military aircraft can’t account for] all the unknowns seen in the area. It might be that our star visitors are keeping an eye on Dugway too. … [Dugway is] the new Area 51. And probably the new military spaceport.”