Welcome to Hell on Earth

Welcome to Deadlands - Alternative Universe.
Deadlands A.U. is based off of Pinnacle Games "Deadlands: Hell on Earth". The world, history, and NPCs are all based straight out of that tabletop universe, the rest here is up to you, waster.
Site is still a work in progress, but basic and basic arcane characters are open for roleplay - hit up our discord to the left!

A Quick Intro into the world of Deadlands AU

The Reckoning began when a vengeful Indian shaman named Raven released long-imprisoned evil spirits back into the world. The Indians call them manitous; Westerners call them demons. Their purpose is to carry fear and other negative energy to the Hunting Grounds, where the forces of destruction, in the form of the Four Horsemen, feed upon it. The Reckoners regularly reinvest some of their precious energy to create new horrors, which in turn create even more fear. Unfortunately, the return of the Reckoners occurred during one of the most violent times in human history, especially in America, where the Civil War raged. (The Reckoning began July 3, 1863.) That war eventually ended and established the Confederacy as a new nation. The two countries even mended their wounds and fought side-by-side in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and even a war in space. During this time, a secret war was taking place between the Reckoners and those who had learned of their existence. Pinkertons, Texas Rangers, other national security forces around the world, and independent heroes battled the horrible creations of the Reckoners until they had nearly been banished from the Earth.

Because of their efforts, the forces of evil were nearly defeated. But the vanishing Reckoners did not give up easily. They broke the cosmic rules and cheated. The Four Horsemen used the last of their power in a one-shot effort to make a rift in the Hunting Grounds. Through this they sent their most deadly agent, Stone, back to the Weird West. The undead gunslinger hunted down heroes and helped create Deadlands until the Reckoners won the next time around through history’s timeline. The combined efforts of Stone and his dark masters culminated in the “Last War” of 2081, a massive, worldwide conflict that ended in an incredible conflagration of irradiated ghost-rock bombs. Billions died. Worse, the bombs created Deadlands, areas where fear was so strong it actually warped the landscape and gave life to obscene horrors drawn from humanity’s worst nightmares. With most of the world one vast Deadland, the Reckoners had “terrorformed” the Earth in fear and could walk upon it as physical beings. The Four Horsemen first appeared in the American West. There they slaughtered thousands, then stalked off across the Mississippi and haven’t been heard from in nearly 13 years. Rumors persist they are “touring” the world, reveling in the destruction they’ve caused. If true, they will inevitably return to the Wasted West. And soon.
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Jo
NPC  //  Jan 2 2018, 11:38 PM
This is a list of NPCs that wasters may find in their journeys in the Wasted West. Many of our NPCs like to keep their secrets - so we may not reveal everything.
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All of the wasters created by our forum dwellers. Here you will post characters applications and find all characters who have been accepted into the world of Deadlands AU.
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Wanted Ad Rules/Regulations
Static  //  Jan 3 2018, 09:33 PM
Have a friend, enemy, or other relationship in mind for your character that you want someone to play? Post an ad here!
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Plot, plan, track, and create your characters and their adventures here.
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A Small Settlement town in Nevada. Banshee Syker Daniel Marin of the Black Lightning squad created a Syker Academy for the purpose of training "Greenies". Other Banshee and Earther Skyers teach and protect Jericho.
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Xinhua Tao  //  Mar 4 2018, 06:35 PM
Looking for guns, ammo, vehicles, Junker gizmos, food, water, blood-sports and almost anything else under the irradiated sun? Then Junkyard is the right spot. The Iron Oasis of this Hell on Earth nestled in Wasatch Mountains of Utah. One of the if not the most populated settlements in the West. Just remember the 50 mile amnesty zone rules.
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Carson City is a largish, well-defended survivor town, and their relations with the local mutants are better than in most places. If you’re looking for Joan, the woman who started the schism within the Cult of Doom, there are folks here who might be able to help.
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Somewhere along old Confederate Interstate 40 is an area of the Mojave called the “Devil’s Playground. Near the end of the Reckoning, Devil’s Playground took on a whole new meaning. Rebels tested their latest powered body armor. And what do you think they tested it on? Mojave rattlers, of course. You can still see their bones lying about the desert nearby.
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Helping Only Seemed Natural
Rin Ito  //  Feb 26 2018, 10:03 AM
Home to the Templar Order, Boise just like pretty much every other state capitals has a giant whirling maelstrom encompassing it. Unlike others this one is know to be not nearly as bad compared to most. Some say it is because the Templar Order has made base inside and help to keep the creatures that reside in it at bay.
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Just on the outskits of Portland in a city called Beaverton. There is a man now called the Daimyo. Before the bombs he owned a 4-star Japanese steak house (complete with goldfish ponds, crescent roof, and a small museum of ancient arms and armor in the waiting area.). Since the bombs Iso Fujima has gone a little mad and turned the establishment into a fortress of all Japanese people.
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Olympic Forest is a lush rain forest famous for its towering trees, exotic vegetation, and rare animals. It’s still there, and in fact, it’s expanding daily. The “Living Jungle,” as a local tribe of muties calls it, is moving eastward at the rate of 10 feet a day.The jungle wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t filled giant versions of flora and fauna that want you for dinner.
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Many interesting locales and creatures. If that's not enough for you head Northwest into the Rainforest.
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What was left of Baton Rouge didn’t hold much appeal for anyone. Swampy ruins and a whole mess of mosquitoes just don’t make prime vacation territory. Under Evelyn’s guidance, and assistance of former civil engineer Rupert Tinsdale, Nouveau Baton Rouge was built on the places still poking out of the river. The buildings are connected by swinging bridges and floating boardwalks made from steel cables with wooden planking.
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Scorching heat, giant mosquitoes, gators, and snakes. The water ranges from just a few inches to over 60 feet deep. With a murky green hue that light cannot escape from, not to mention a viscous mud near the bottom that seems like it can pull you under. Careful coming here Waster you might not leave the bayou.
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No one lives in New Orleans now, but scavengers are fairly common.The first two floors of any building are beneath at least 20 feet of water, the bottom third of which is pure mud. Add several swirling waterspouts from the ghost storms, and you’ve got one Hell of a mess. They ply flat-bottomed scows through the flooded city and dive down into the water, looking for salvage. Like any Deadland, the ruins have plenty of monsters. Tales of silt demons, giant gators, and zombies.
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Don't go there. That's all you need to know about Denver. You’re obviously not listening. No one ever does. Denver is the home of the Combine. You know, the Black Hats? Throckmorton? All those damn automatons? All right.
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Deadwood was the home of the Ravenites. The refugees fled into the wilderness and watched their city burn. Just a few days later, a city-buster landed smack on top of the ruins. Today, the elevated highways, towering skyscrapers, and rooftop walkways lie in piles of rubble. Now muties and monsters live in the ruins waiting for their next meal. That's you.
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It survived relatively intact, and a local named “Fat Tony” Mulachi made sure it wasn’t looted. Outside, rusting hulks of old vehicles litter the parking lot left from the bombs that hit St. Paul. A few are left of the road gangs that attempted raids on mall. The mall has defenses on the roof and, rumor has it, hidden among the old hulks as well. Inside the mall is an entirely different world between the stores plants, fluorescent lights line the halls, and music playing in the background!
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The Badlands are a weird stretch of land filled with tall, jagged ridges, steep cliffs, narrow chasms, and some of the most macabre-looking rock formations you’ve ever laid eyes on. There’s not much reason to go here unless you’re looking for trouble, and there’s plenty of that. Devil bats, Rattlers, and Wormlings oh my.
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Helltown has no walls to keep out marauders. Instead, they rely on their grim reputations. Helltown’s citizens don’t take the law into their own hands—they take the bad guys into their hands and wring their scrawny necks. That’s why every building in town is painted red. Strangers are welcome here. Feel free to buy, sell, and otherwise trade your heart out. But don’t cross anybody. Every capable person in town acts as the law, and they’re all heeled to the gills.
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The war damage to Fort Bridger was conventional, not nuclear, so the survivors of the area rebuilt Fort Bridger into an actual fort once again. Just like in the days of old, they trade goods with travelers and provide protection against several bands of bloodthirsty mutants who prowl the surrounding wastes. You can get basic supplies there at a decent price. Just watch out for some of the “independent” dealers.
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Darude [Open Topic]
NPC  //  Feb 27 2018, 10:17 PM
A region most Sykers remember due to their ships landing near the UN Space station on the outskirts. Not much is left of the Houston after the bombs and ghost storms ripped through the buildings and killed many. There is still plenty of scrap to scavenge and the now abandoned Space station.
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Outside the ruins of Dallas is an old mall now serving as home to a small group of survivors. Jeremy Kane was an usher at the mall’s Sensoround Megaplex theatre, the Dallas Grand. After the War, he restored the theater and started charging admission.
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This is the home of the Librarians. They hole up in a well-protected complex of buildings on the outskirts of Sacramento. Some of the buildings house the Librarians. The central building, an old bank, contains hundreds of data slugs filled with every subject you can possibly imagine.
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When the Last War really got hot, both the Northern and Southern Alliances stayed clear of the Holy City of Lost Angels. Then the bombs dropped. Miraculously, everything inside the walls was left untouched, even though scores of city-busters leveled the surrounding city.
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Only one of the movie lots suffered a direct hit by a city-buster. The rest got the usual storm of swirling destruction, followed by an invasion of faminites that finished off most of the survivors. But old habits die hard, I suppose. When things settled down, a group of surviving filmmakers regrouped in Star City and started making movies again. These entrepreneurs trade slugs and refurbished viewers with towns across the West in exchange for food and the like.
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Turtle Isle, cleverly moved out of the way when the city-busters came calling. It used to travel up and down the coast to pick up gamblers and tourists. These days, the floating city continues this tradition. It slowly prowls the larger chasms of the Maze, visiting boomtowns and survivor settlements to dispense trade, gambling, prostitution, and other vices.
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Lynchburg is an old mining town off in the middle part of the Maze. Supply depot and stopping-off point for salvagers and ghost rock miners. A good place to replenish your supplies, and maybe hire a guide to help find whatever it is you’re looking for. Sheriff Vonda Wright.
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A city-buster intended for Lost Angels “missed” and landed in a spot once known as Manitou Bluff. The blast cratered the mesa and set the ghost rock inside on fire. Within a few hours, the fire had spread outward, and today it burns about 100 miles in each direction except landward. Since most of Purgatory is water or rock, there’s plenty of places where a person can stay out of the fire and even tolerate the heat. What you can’t survive is the fumes.
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In the last few hours of the last war Shan Fan got nuked proportionately, so not much survived. A few years later, however, a large number of mutants took up residence in the ruins. These muties are loyal to the Doomsayers and kill any norms who cross through the maelstrom into their turf. The leader of the muties is a deranged cannibal who calls himself Shanghai.
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Deadlands Pinterest
Static  //  Jan 3 2018, 07:32 PM
All out of character banter can take place here - images, games, random facts, etc. Posts here will not add to your total post count.
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