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Apocalypse Dawn
Various duties are rostered but large amount of free time whilst crammed up on inside, no need venture out except security responsibilities.
Communal areas provide 3 basic meals day, also set aside rooms for entertainment including 24hr movies large games room and even a small gym
Still getting isolated incidents of attempted trespass within our compounds, desperate times despite the savage weather outside.
These gangs fragmented from larger gang that initially operated from the Mall. They began feuding between themselves becoming less of threat
A couple of vicious young gangs still roam our sector & are a huge mennace but they keep away from us & instead target other smaller groups.
We keep a register of all known independants within our area. There are quite a few others ranging from single men to small family groups.
There are obvious benefits for both groups but at present we are keeping our urban base for strategic and resources gathering purposes.
Our exchange program with resume when winter breaks. We have discussed initial thoughts for eventual amalgamation. Each keeping options open
Much of the credit goes to our rural partners. The produce supplements existing stores ensuring healthier diet over the harsh winter months
Our crop harvest was reasonably successful considering the few months of better weather we had in place of any kind of real summer
Full provision has been made for winter survival, our accommodation is warm and security is maintained 24 hours a day.
Weather has been unrelenting for weeks now, heavy snow has fallen and we are not expecting any respite until April earliest.
Roo,Den,Rich, myself & 3 voted members sit on a committee which governs our group. We have laid down progressive 'laws' as time has passed
Roo and Den basically control our defence as administrators though the tactics are taught by two ex military professionals we hand chose.
We now have a defence force of over 200 men including a few ladies and have a continual presence at the outpost we have named The Divide.
This resulted in fortification of lines on our side of Freeway separating areas of control.Horroric stories continue to come out of the East
In addition we have the continual threat from the Eastside former Motor cycle gang which resulted in several clashes over the summer months.
Internal greed and mistrust, low base of initial supply & outside violence were the main causes. Local youth gangs being the main culprits
The trading neighbours we had throughout early part of first year have mainly floundered.A few merged with ours but a couple others perished
Trading also continues with the rural community we established earlier in the summer. This has been a very successful & trusting partnership
The price has been fairly high though for essential medical care but we have so far managed to keep a mutually beneficial relationship going
For now we have an amicable relationship & have even negotiated some trade,particularly the use of a medical facility they continued to run.
They still claimed to be in contact with higher authorities but this has been questioned in a couple of meetings we have held with them.
We'd had more talks with those representing themselves as 'officialdom'. These being former police officers & few rogue government officials
Our own community had survived the summer months well,stock piling for the winter and beyond was our priority however we had other problems.