They keep saying that the Shadowmark is nothing but death and desolation. But I bet my fucking ass that the people out there live a better life in freedom than we do. Those armoured personnel carriers that come and go must have a purpose we don’t know about. What the hell are the gimmies after?
The Shadowmark is a mostly barren wasteland outside of the Fusion City Perimeter Wall
. The Shadowmark, more commonly called the Wastelands, is the world as left by The Cataclysm
. It is mostly made up of endless, rocky plains. Ramshackle settlements cluster near sources of water and forests struggling to grow in the harsh landscape.
Despite popular belief not all, or even most, of the wastelands is a toxic hellhole that will kill you within minutes. Most of it is just a desert wasteland with little natural resources. Scorching days, freezing nights, sandstorms and horrible mutated wildlife may be enough to discourage tourism, however.
Most things thriving in the wastes are mutated wildlife, corrupted by a century of exposure to the toxicity of remnant shadow energy
but there are people that live here, descendants of Cataclysm survivors. People who lived far from the major cities, safe from the explosions and radiation from their dying shadow plants, or people who were under ground, safe from the devastation that scorched the surface.