Seven months have passed since the sub was buried in ice and snow (and subsequently unburied by Lemma) and Silica and Hadden escaped Benton Harbor with the help of Rossi.
The sub, which now has a name (ask Lemma what it is!), has become an actual, honest-to-goodness hold. Invert runs security with her gang, Arbor is in charge of the new miners who mine north, away from Underlake's claims. The food isn't plentiful, but it's subsistence. While Lemma is the workhorse behind the place, there's a go-to person, a hardholder who runs things: Tamedog. He's got a knack for getting people to work together, and while his methods are sometimes direct, sometimes brutal, he's smart enough to pick his spots.
Some updates on surrounding areas:
Roxy and Molotov moved out of Chi-town, heading south. Burton has taken over the place, kept the name, reorganized the gang in charge of security. You've heard Never Summer was kicked out, that Trespass and Disaster are running the gang together now.
Underlake is still cut off from the world, and people are hurting for food, big time. There have been weekly gift offerings from Crossover and BM's, but Merrell has refused them.
Backside Misty passed on. The power is up and down there. Artec is running the place with some Lostkeys as help. The Amp Heads are running their own thing at Crossover. But nobody crosses-over to Underlake anymore, so they're a small clan at best, things are rough.
Hadden, you got this message from Poptart this morning. Where are you staying now? In the sub, I assume?
Tindy went into labor this morning, Hadden.
Merr is still going to kill her when her son is born.
Slash is dead. Lashfight was married off to one of
Merr's thugs. We need you.
Your crew is still around, unless you've gotten rid of them. Handplant is still out there with Hitec, but she shows up for work. CTO is still your silent shadow. You've picked up another crew member, too. Who's that?
Also, Hadden, let's see Moonlighting, okay?
Silica, why don't you give me a roll+Weird to see how things are going for you? On a 7-9, choose one option from the little list below. On a 10+, choose two.
* K2's addiction to you has been broken
* K2's addiction to ice has been broken
* Somebody paid off T Dog and Wildchild, but they refuse to sell you anymore ice
* You can cook your own ice now, takes 1 barter of mats, but yields 3 barter worth of ice