Settlements



Auck City
Population: 180,000

A growing city-state and the centre of civilization in Auckland. Founded on the ruins of city of a similar name by the passengers on the cruise ship, the Alliance. Vast city walls surround and protect the inhabitants. The Western gate controls most of the traffic entering the city and opens to the procession, a walled path lined with merchants, decorated by a mural detailing the apocalyptic history of the island. A central city square contains a dark stone carved with the founder's original municipal code.

The Auckian Archive: A seven level ziggerat called the Sky Tower houses the city officials and the underground archives that contain all artifacts and information about the modern era. The tallest building on the island, each level is progressively smaller both above and below ground. The Red Guard barracks and foundary are attached on the side opposite to the city square.

The Arena: A square tarp covered colosseum where the Red and Green Guard play ball.

Auck City Roasters: The coffee roaster guild.

The Post: Auck Courier Service, the only postal and messenger service in Auckland, and the Office of Literacy. Operated by the Postmaster.

The Municipal Courts: Attached to the Auckian Clock, the courts open to the square.

Social Clubs: What the villagers and nomads call pubs, but which require membership rather than payment per drink. Events
Lambing Festival - First week of Spring Recruitment Day - First week of Spring Festival of Rotten Food - Second Week of Spring
Bay of Maori Tears
Population: 400

Port directly North of Auck City operated by the Yellow Guard stocks cargo to ship to small nearby islands.
The D.O.T.
Population: 3,000

Also called the Well, it is an underground city carved into the volcanic rock deposited by the city during the apocalypse and lit by a species of glow worm and its dust. Defended by two lamassu, Micah and the underground ishim occupy a separate region from the thieves and the highway men who use it as their headquarters.

The Bailey: The underground ishim library acts as a court and council for the highwaymen that patrol the island.

Annual Beefalo Hunt:


Dunedin
Population: 4000

Seasonal windstorms in the surrounding wastelands where the shepherds live. Pillared houses covered in red volcanic mud. New garbage mine established in nearby hills. Festival of the dead mid-summer. The most heavily graffitied village on the island.
Fouveau
Population: 1500

The village farthest from Auck City.


Grey Camp
Population: 3000

Destroyed by the Red Guard in 500 PL, it was the second largest nomadic settlement built in dry region protected from the Oz Winds by Southern Alps.


Levelen
Population: 16,500

On the Eastern Route between Waimate Camp and Pict City, Leveln has a port and stone walls. Root vegetables including beets, sugar beets, carrots, kumara, parsnips and sweet potatoes grow well in the region.

Levelen Tower: A clock built generations after the apocalypse is no longer operable, but villagers still strike the bells.


Pict City
Population: 28,000

The primary port city of the wastelands, Pict features a wind guard and many neglected structures, drinking establishments and black market dealings. A ferry runs across the bay between Pict City and the great ruins at the well.


Plente
Population: 15,000


Ponsonby
Population: 10,000

Details of the city.


Rotorua
Population: 8,000

Cleaner than most settlements, its thriving theatre culture defines the village, which is surround by a flat expanse. It is also distinguished by the surrounding woods that provide resources for construction of buildings. It's legendary woodwork can be seen in the village temple, the theater and the lodge.


Taupo
Population: 17,000

Extensive mining operations begin 450 PL.


Thames
Population: 2000

Known for horse breeders.


Uri's Workshop
Population: 600

Hidden in the midland woods between the D.O.T. and the valley, the workshop is surrounded by pines and amnesia flowers, also called urigolds. The framework of the compound is formed with materials from the modern city of Wellington with many awnings over the work areas. It is not as rainy most of the valley or midlands.

Uri's home is a small cylinder room adjacent to a larger workspace visually obscured on the outside by shops built against it's wall.


Waimate
Population: 7000 before destruction.

A nomadic camp with a wooden stockade positioned at the end of the Coastal Road just before the junction of the Western and Eastern Roads built beside a steep cliff side. Waimate was the largest settlement not associated with Auck City. Ran by the Waimate Communal, an elected oligarchy of clan representatives. At the fork between the Western Route through the mountains, heavily occupied by panthera, and the Eastern Route, which forms part of the Coastal Highway.

Stockade: The defensive wall is formed by an inner and outer circle of logs brought from Rotorua with platform between them the width of an alley where visitors vend. Permanent residents occupy the ground level tents.