City of Light
City of Niagara Falls
- Population: 15,600 (from 80,000)
- Urban High Concept: VICE CITY
- Current Issue: MAFIA TOWN
- Impending Issue: NIAGARA NAZIS
- Serpent Taint: 3 (4 in some areas)
Niagara Falls is run by the local Mafia. The police and local government are hopelessly corrupt. Buffalo’s interest in the city is its industries and the power plant. The city has become a frontier town where any vice can be indulged. Gambling, prostitutes, drugs, contraband, tainted alcohol, and anything else can be obtained here. The airport is a 24/7 smuggling operation and a lot of the folks working here are refugees trying to earn money to buy a ticket to the west coast. Some work in the “entertainment industry” but most end up in the hydro-powered factories, whose rapidly degrading infrastructure leads to high mortality rates.
The main outside threat are the German raiders who operate out of Fort Niagara, to the north. They are well-trained soldiers who have acquired quite a bit of equipment and pose a very real threat to the city with its small police force. The grand prize is the power plant and the Nazis have made a few tentative tests of its defenses and the Colonel suspects they are trying to get spies inside the facility in preparation for an attempt to seize it. Within the city, the Germans are seen as bloodthirsty snake-worshiping boogeymen. The local guard regiment is trying hard to keep them at bay but they have been picking off rural households and sheriff’s deputies at an alarming rate.