The first time we visited this region, in the first days after the Zombocalypse, an error in SCUGS identification system was making all locations there appear as pharmacies or pawn shops, so the colonization of this area, that seemed to be devoid of any source of food and liquids was reported.
But as soon the SCUGS system was repaired, several powerful operatives projected to settle there, the one winning this race to establish a large base in Canyon Country, being the well know general of the damned Mirhepo, also known to be well established in the west, around Santa Clarita.
While some other contenders, finally decided to stay east or north of Canyon Country center, establishing their bases in its suburbs, Rapace forces also claiming the few locations in the wasteland between Canyon Country and Palmdale, the more ambitious or less prudent operative Talahassee, decided to contest the heart of Canyon County, establishing a safehouse just in the middle of one of Mirhepo's largest bases territory.
The retaliation was soon to come,
according to our informations a large squad obeying to operative Talahassee was recently ambushed
and terminated by Mirhepo's
forces while moving through this area.
Nothing exceptional in this wild world some would say and it may very well have been an isolated battle, but something interesting to note is that Talahassee recently joined the Unity League, whose leader the necra officer Striker has a large base just east of this position, in between the vast but poor farmlands area claimed by Rapace and Canyon Country's town center under Mirhepo control.
Will there be an escalation of
conflict between Talahassee
and Mirhepo, with the
involvement of other members of the Unity
League ? A confrontation against such a powerful operative
may be an important test for the young but ambitious faction, and if
they have many survivors there, they may very well have no other
choices to find food, the more sparse locations of the east being
already largely depleted by our men.
And will even more people move to this
particular area, or the sector north west of the forest in general ?
It looks clear according to our informations that
Mirhepo's territory in the north, including most valuable
areas from the western border to Canyon Country, is unrivaled when
it comes to the number of locations controlled by a lone operative,
and especially in regions where zeds are only a minor problem,
unlike in Los Angeles city. More than a few inhabitants of the
south, where you hardly find a place to build a warehouse not
already occupied by a swarm of new operatives apartments or millions
of zeds, may find reasons to feel some jealousy and be tempted to
move to this region, including some powerful operatives like Methale, whose starting demesne
just south of the forest, around Whiteman Airport and Lake View
Terrace is probably one of the most depleted area of LA county
actually, due to his Sparks
faction extremely intensive scavenging policy, or the (far more
peaceful so far) famous trader Rosslessness
who is established in San Fernando, controlling the main roads
between the south and Santa Clarita, allowing to avoid the very
dangerous LA forest trails.
By our special envoyee Mariah Preast.
Municipal Center region around the Los Angeles mark, where this
newspaper is printed, is definitively a place to visit for
operatives having an explorer vocation.
Not less than 15 landmarks are located
in a two kilometers radius around the Los Angeles municipal center
(and even more are not very far, like the Dodger Stadium and other
places just north or west) an area of dense population, both of
operatives and zombies, but still less dangerous than other places
of note like Hollywood Boulevard, as long you don't stay idle or
We can confirm in the name of our guide Rapace, who is often complaining about the insane rate of depletion in this area, due to growing numbers of imprudent operatives establishing in this region or thinking clever to pillage a little while they visit, that, as friendly he wanted to be with these, often rookie, intruders, his policy is now to terminate any squad caught scavenging or staying strangely idle in this territory ; and that people building safehouses at the doors of his own may even face retaliation in other regions. "But, if you are just a tourist, you are of course welcome." , he said.
The anti-intruders policies of the
other powerful inhabitant of the central LA region, the Bandit Lazette, having a large
safehouse just west of LA municipal center (some locations being
contested, both in Rapace and his territory), are unknown to us, but
considering he already murdered more than 30 survivors it may be
even more risky to venture on his lands.