Wellstone City

Wellstone City Wednesday –

“I’ll tell you what did it,” Jeff said, the stub of a smoldering cigar dangling from his lip as he took boxes off the roller line.

“Oh hell, here we go,” Mike said, rolling his eyes in disgust. He knew what was coming. I did not, I was the new guy and I hadn’t heard all of Jeff’s blame game stories yet.

“It’s was the goddamn Freelancer Act. Her royal highness decided to open the city to every damn vigilante, psychopath, and murderer and give them license to run rough shod over the city!” Jeff slammed a box down onto the other parcel line. I swear I heard something break.

“What do you mean?” I asked, trying to sound naive. Three heads slow-turned toward me; Mike, Jeff, and another new guy who’s name I hadn’t learned yet. Everyone called him Morgan, but that sounded like a nickname. I despise nicknames.

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Wellstone City Wednesday

“Daddy, what happened to the Black Dragon sin…cindy…sunday…”

“Syndicate, sweetie?”

” Yeah! Sindecat!”

I couldn’t help but chuckle. “Well, sweet heart, the Black Dragons were just a temporary alliance between a bunch of Chinese gangs…”

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Wellstone City Wednesday

After some consideration from our time at Tacticon this past weekend, Kevin has decided that it’s time to freshen up Wellstone City a little. The core of what would become Wellstone was written back in 2001-2003. That having been said, there’s issues with technological advancement that some of us older game masters and players can adapt to, but some of the younger players might look at as a little…off…and easy to solve with some simple technology.

We’ll work on that. Wellstone has needed a freshening up anyway, and that may involve creating not just a new version for Savage Worlds, but a companion for Æther as well. This new update won’t invalidate any of the previous adventures, but it will advance the city to something a little newer and prepare the game setting for the next decade and a half, barring some unseen force majure in technology that just changes everything.

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Welcome to Wellstone City

We’d like to re-introduce you to Wellstone City, our flagship setting. For some of you, you’re finding us for the first time, and others have been here with us since day one. No matter if this is your first visit or your hundredth, we’d like to bring you back to Wellstone, our crime/noir modern setting set on an island just off the coasts of Louisiana and Texas. As a little present to welcome you to Wellstone, or welcome you back, we’re knocking 20% off our PDF price and the book/PDF bundle. Just hit the link at the end of the post and get ready to get back into the action!

Wellstone City. The Jewel of the Carribbean. City of Opportunity. What complete crap.

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Æthermancy Update – Here there be Goblins!

The adventure included in the Æthermancy book is framed to take place in Wellstone City, giving enough information to run it in any time period that Wellstone has existed, but it’s not so specific that it can’t be placed in other settings if need be. It features Goblins, a forsaken temple, and a few other surprises along the way. I don’t want to give too much away in case one of you will be playing in it instead of running it, but I will give you this little teaser piece of art here to accompany the temple map that was previously shown…

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Wellstone City – The Coming Tide

The Freelancer Act was passed on Friday August 7th in a very public signing. Registration opened on Monday, with a three-day waiting period for a back ground check, the first of the Freelancer permits will be issued tomorrow. To date, there have been nearly 1000 registrants for the Freelancer Act.

With the flood of people; almost 40 people an hour across the four registration centers across the island, there is both great hope and great fear on the part of the politicians and citizens. Some worry very publicly that it will serve as a license to bully. Some say that the Freelancers will become just as big of a problem as the gangs themselves.

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Wellstone City – Emergency Provision

After months of waiting, especially given the situation in the past weeks, the government of Wellstone City has passed the Freelancer Act, independent of the Louisiana House or Governor. With the House heading for summer recess and the Governor off campaigning for President, the situation in Wellstone City finally escalated to a point where action must be taken.

The Freelancer Act allows the city to grant blanket powers to individuals that pass a background check. They must swear an oath of position, and they must be registered. With the granting of a special license, they have extended powers of protection and service granted to them by the city. They are not allowed to levy fines or tickets, but when criminals and organizations are placed on the “Bounty Board” then Freelancers have free reign to go after them.

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Wellstone City Wednesday – The Parson

With the criminal infrastructure of Wellstone City showing early signs of stressing to the point of fracturing, gangs aren’t the only problem the city has right now. Individuals are making power grabs and are using the distracted and over-worked police force to commit crimes. One such individual is the Parson.

Operating almost exclusively in the Parish, strikingly little is known about the Parson. It is assumed that the Parson is male, though no description has ever been given. The killer’s victims, and there are 11 so far, have been mostly female; 10 out of the 11 have been females with no discernible pattern as to other demographics. What is becoming obvious though is that the killer is going out of his way to keep the victim demographics as close to the actual demographics for race and age as Wellstone itself.

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Wellstone City Update – Freelancers

As the situation in Wellstone City degrades in the absence of organized crime, the police are unable to control the situation. It is even becoming untenable for the organized crime syndicates to deal with and they have moved into a more protective posture around the tourist areas. Business that they once extracted protection money from, they now simply protect.

The local criminal elements; street gangs, thugs, and hoods, are starting to unbalance each other as they gain power. Some neighborhoods have banded together around local heroes and do-gooders, some have been taken over by thugs and their gangs.

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Violence on the Rise in Wellstone City

For the past several months, violent crime in the Shining Jewel of the South has been escalating. Police have been unable to stem it off, and while it is growing in intensity, it seems to be restricted mostly to gang-on-gang violence. So far the self-declared truces and neutral zones are holding, but police are rapidly running out of resources to combat this rising tide of bloodshed, theft, and crime.

With the police clamoring for aid from the state, they are not sure they can get the resources they need in time to deal with the rising swell before it pours into the surrounding areas and the collateral damage impacts the neutral zones. They have considered pulling in extra help from Blackhand Security and from other agencies around the city, but the budgetary concerns have prompted requests for additional funding from Baton Rouge. So far those requests have gone unanswered and the only additional security within Wellstone City has been paid for by organizations that can pay for it, such as the Kinzey Corporation. Ivan Kinzey declined to comment on whether his organization would be extending those security services to tourist areas around Wellstone City.

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