As is standard Paraquat transportation regulations, any or all visitors must present themselves to local officials for an integration hearing before being let out into the town itself. Here are today’s intake from the Blinding Desert coach services. Also part of the regulations are any person or persons wishing to inhabit Paraquat must have the means to defend themselves and for identification purposes have a functionality test of each weapon to determine expected life span of said individual.
First in is Little Marve a green skinned human mutant from the settlement of Rad Heap. Marve is moving to Paraquat to gain employment cleaning windows and fruit picking in some of the many Mindblewm Orchards on the outskirts of town. He has brought an antique Pickler & Smock stub gun, a quiver of throwing darts and a small dagger.
Next off the bus is Burke, an experienced ‘pest control’ expert from Blackret Ridge a large settlement with an abundance of vermin. He is seeking work as a bug hunter for one of the large trading houses of Paraquat. Burke has bought with him a large calibre rat gun from the Glossop foundry in Blackret Ridge. For added protection Burke also has a knife and a stub gun.
Two brothers Plaxx and Floss, from Steroidia are here ‘on holiday’ to visit some of Paraquat’s famed breweries and perhaps gain an audience with one of the brain gurus in the locale. The brothers Grinn as the are known are carrying an Eversore autogun (Plaxx) and a 12mm autopistol (Floss). Floss also bears a Amputator chainsword with cut harder stripes.
Plaxx & Floss
Another visitor to the town is Skikk Bloodblisters originally from Necromunda, Skikk is now a mutant rights advocate and ambassador for the oppressed. Armed with little more than his banner made of reinforced beaten ceramite™ and some wicked claws on his feet, Skikk is probably not a worthwhile target to some of the town muggers and associated cutthroat guild.
Also from Rad Heap come Furry Zep and Snuffler, two human mutants seeking work in one the huge platignum mines of local business man Biznez Mann. Both come protecting themselves with Happy Stopper® shotguns and a variety of natural weapons such as Snuffler’s ability to snort out diamond hard snot rockets.
Furry Zep & Snuffler
Finally two freelance cultural and/or holy icon bearers have arrived in town to make a living with one of the many religious fundamentalist temples in town. Lewcas (left) is armed with a Happy Stopper® shotgun whilst Glaxco (right) has an Eazee Clip reloader autogun (patent pending). Lewcas has also had his right arm replaced with that of an alien to improve stability and gripping ability.
Lewcas & Glaxco
So the population of Paraquat has gone up by nine, this vibrant community is thriving!