Islington is the odd duck of the boroughs of London. While it is technically under Gentry control with an official charter, the area is effectively a no-go for anyone who isn’t a member of Miller’s Men,
the violent gang that rules the borough with a blood-stained iron fist. Islington is Miller’s personal fiefdom and the Gentry turn a blind eye to his excesses so long as his tithes come in full and on time.
But Miller’s grip is loosening as he gets too old to enforce his will and the violence he has fostered begins to spin out of control. Islington is the perfect powder-keg, poised for change.
Grimy and hardened to the arduous doldrums of post-war life, Camden is the home of the Pistols. The Pistols are the “punks” of London. While they are a mostly peaceful gang, they are NOT one to be trifled with. The Pistols control Camden with a ragtag group of rowdy representatives. While their hearts are in the right place, their organization is not. They squabble and yell far more than they actually get anything done. The most notable landmark in Camden is the Camden market, a bustling bazaar of traders selling their wares under the lax eye of the Pistols. The Gentry recently attempted an internal coup to place a favored candidate on the Pistols’ council, only for it to backfire horribly on them. Now Camden buzzes like an upset hive with the Pistols in a precarious position, hanging onto their territory by a thread.
Hackney is the home of the Roundels. The Roundels are the owners and operators of Roundel Radio, northern London’s main music broadcast network. The Roundels are happy to get dirty in the garage repairing their motorcycles, or testing their chops in a street race. The streets may not be safe between the commuters, mutants, and raids from Miller’s Men, so make sure to pack some extra ammo and don’t consume anything not from a trusted source.
The ruins of Greenwich are the territory of the Jack Tars, a ruthless gang of sailor scoundrels utterly loyal to the Admiral. Their rugged attitude is perhaps warranted, as the borough is also home to a large number of commuters. Based out of the old National Maritime Museum, they are little more than a better organized group of maurauders defending their territory. Travelers are advised to tread lightly and make every shot count.
Lewisham’s most notable locations are Pindar Station and the Lewisham Reuse and Recycling Centre. The local populace organized themselves in The Den, a home they carved out in the recycling centre. However, the unfortunate denizens of The Den were wiped out by the Isle of Dogs Syndicate, leaving only a ragtag group of French scavengers and thieves known as the Normans. Strange noises have been heard emanating from the bowels of Pindar Station. Perhaps there is more beneath the concrete-laden earth of Pindar than meets the eye.
The soiled streets of Bromley are tread by the Vagabonds, one of London’s biggest gangs at war with the Isle of Dogs Syndicate. The Swan and Mitre is the charming old English pub that serves as the base of the Vagabonds. If you can avoid the feral ghouls around the old Romani camp, you might run into the Druids, a group of nature-worshippers led by the enigmatic yet skeevy Gordon. Play your cards right, and you just might ingratiate yourself with the Vagabonds.
The City of London is a lively hodgepodge without a strong ruling presence. The area is under some supervision from the Tommies, but Hooligans have been making their efforts rather difficult. Wandering through the London
Mithraeum might introduce you to a group of frenetic Occultists who would make Aleister Crowley himself proud. The London Wall stands stalwart and imposing, separating the City of London from hordes of tunnel cough victims.
After the merging of the borough of Richmond upon Thames into the borough of Wandsworth, it became the new home of the famous Richmond Park. The park was created by Charles I in the 17th century as a deer park – The largest of London’s Royal Parks.
To establish both a tradable resource and a way to improve general food conditions, Richmond Park was converted into the main farming area of London. This allowed the population living outside of the Gentry blast walls a chance to survive longer without the need of having to hunt for scrap foods as much. Such a wealth of resources drew the faction known as Camelot to it’s lands, avid adventurers will enjoy the defenses of this remarkable group.
Westminster is the bustling borough with pre-war charm that contains some of London’s most famous landmarks, the most notable being Buckingham Palace. Once a hotspot for tourists to watch events at the Horse Guards Parade whilst politicians mingled in Whitehall’s pubs, today’s world has it being a safe haven for the xenophobic and bigoted upper echelon as they hide behind the huge nuclear blast walls.
Newly formed Eastminster, made from the remnants of the borough of Westminster that were not included within the Westminster wall territories. Eastminster and Trafalgar Square is now famous for being the home of the Eastminster slums and holding camps. These decrepit areas make up the main Trafalgar Square plaza as well as the areas inside the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.
Despite being the home of the Tommies, who have turned the Imperial War Museum into a military stronghold. Lambeth is still one of the epicentres of violence and crimes among all of the other London boroughs, although not every neighbourhood is created equally – Southbank has problems with Thames polluted monsters, while certain areas of Brixton have struggled with violent clashes with the escaping gehenna populations.
Despite the slum areas found in Eastminster, Tower Hamlets is by far the next most deprived borough in London. Like many inner London boroughs, Tower Hamlets suffers from a lack of secure homes, resource shortages, dangerous wildlife and lower chance of survival due to continual raids from the local gangs.
Drugs, knives, guns and murder is just a few of the things that Southwark has to offer, almost every part of it is full of gangs, monsters or new settlers that are soon to be killers.
Southwark, despite all the doom and gloom, is one of the most lively and diverse London boroughs, stretching from just south of the River Thames all the way down to the edges of the Fracking Canyon.
Before the Great War, the UK Government contracted the Royal Gas Company to frack the English countryside for the last remaining gas pockets. By the time of the Great War the UK was relying almost exclusively on gas for power.
Large fracking towers were erected all around the English countryside, typically accompanied by gas holders. At the peak of gas production it was impossible to go to the countryside without seeing a fracking tower or gas holder.
Newham is a dark and desolate place sandwiched in between two of London’s largest Nuclear disasters, the Newham Nuclear bomb detonation above it and the Greenwich Nuclear power plant (Known as the Blight) across the river below it. Whilst technically in use by those who run the London trade systems and black market in the nearby Isle of Dogs, it isn’t a place you’d want to hang about it in, plenty of Commuters and other monsters hang around these parts. The focus point of this area is the Docklands, the Cable car and London City Airport.
These are just a selection of images that feature some of the interiors that you will find around the remains of Ol’Blighty. These are shown here out of context to avoid any spoilers for the mod.