Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood
Govt: Military Dictatorship.
General: head of state (1), governing council
Lt. General: governing council (3), 1-oversees military, 1-civil matters, 1-manufacturing
Maj. General: governing council (5), assist Lt. Generals and oversee departments within state
Brig. General: oversee all military, police and manufacturing operations, NOT part of ruling council (7)
Colonel: (10), 5 oversee district operations, 5 oversee training units
Major: (15), oversee different types of units (snipers, ground patrol, etc.)
Captain: (20), 10 run training, 10 oversee different districts within the state
Lieutenant: (50), each runs a patrol unit
Society: All capable men of age (16+) and women who want to serve in the military in some capacity for at least 5 years. This not only provides a large standing army for the fort, but it also establishes a sense of order and duty that remains with those who go on to other professions at the end of the mandatory time. Those unfit for duty, women not interested in fighting, or those too young find other ways to contribute to society, most of them working in the munitions factories or the mines nearby.
Education: Education is primarily vocational. Young children learn to work in society, most are taught to read, right and do fairly basic math. Those with aptitude are apprenticed to the chemists and engineers who design the weapons to learn more.
Economy: FLW is extremely wealthy for its size. It controls some farmland around the fort and provides protection for several larger nearby farmers who otherwise remain outside of the military society in exchange for a portion of their crops. The primary industry is manufacture of munitions (large caliber ammunition, rockets, and the weapons that shoot them primarily, though there is also a factory devoted to small arms). Nearby mines and forests help to provide much of the materials needed.
• The most respected/wealthy in town are the military higher-ups.
• There is a vast difference in social classes within the fort, though everyone is guaranteed equal rights under the law. All trials are military tribunals.
• The URA are great customers, but aren’t trusted.
o Over the past couple of decades, there have been several people tried and executed for treason in failed attempts by the URA to foment a military coup and gain control of FLW.
o Very rarely are these attempts legally traceable to the URA, but when they are it has resulted in extremely hostile relations until leadership of one or the other changes.
o As a result of these attempts, new comers to FLW from the direction of the URA or any of its holdings tend to be treated with more hostility and suspicion than others.
• Newcomers looking to settle and be productive are welcome as long as they don’t cause trouble. After a year in FLW, the military requirement kicks-in. Until the completion of the mandatory 5 years, most new comers/families aren’t completely welcomed into the community but viewed with suspicion instead.
• Prophets are allowed in the city but only in restricted areas. They are not welcome to settle.
o Prophets are not allowed anywhere near the munitions factories and are generally followed by armed guards wherever they go.
o As long as they behave and do not show any signs of being associated with the URA, most prophets enter and leave the city within a few days with no problems.
• The grey are despised and shot on sight.
• The stalkers are despised and shot on sight if heading anywhere near the fort.
Area: Located at the site of the original Fort Leonard Wood, it is about surrounded by tall barbed wire fences with guard posts armed with 50 caliber machine guns and sniper rifles. Patrols keep order in the surrounding area and escort trains of workers to and from the mines.
• General Kreuger
o Head of the military and thus of Fort Leonard Wood.
o Descendant of a long line of military men, his great grandfather was one of the founding generals of FLW.
o One of the youngest generals to lead, he ascended the ranks with amazing speed after thwarting a URA plot 8 years ago.
• Lt. General Johnson
o Second in command of all military operations, oversees daily affairs of military.
o Former sniper, he’s a quick draw and a deadly shot.
• Lt. General Yazi
o In charge of all civilian matters.
o Former MP, former drill sergeant, all around hard-ass. (Think Gibbs)
• Sue and Tom Walker
o Owners/operators of the largest hotel in town, Walker’s Welcome.
o Generally talkative couple, very friendly toward outsiders.
o Always concerned with safety of their business, family and state.
o Some of the few who readily welcome Prophets, but will explain the ground rules of the state to them.
• Brent Ridgeway
o Highest civilian in the police dept.
o Doesn’t much trust anybody, least of all outsiders and Prophets.
• Jane Ackerman
o Owner of one of the grocery/supply stores.