The South by Southwest Trade Conglomerate has expanded its reach from the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles all the way to Santa Fe, New Mexico. With Phoenix in sight, expansion into Albuquerque is essential for the access it provides to Interstate 40. Until now, however, the city and its outskirts have been virtually unreachable, controlled by various raider gangs that rise to power almost as fast as they fall from it. The moment a new group takes power, the Conglomerate’s terms of safe passage into and out of the city must be re-negotiated, proving time-intensive and expensive. As such, the company has secretly invested much time and resources into setting-up local law enforcement throughout the Albuquerque area. It remains their hope that by establishing local government, their chances to unseat the raiders from their city-throne will increase exponentially. Too, they have forged relations with various groups of nearby Mutants and Tribals, and supplied them with enough firepower to combat the raiders head-on. Lastly, what was once deemed too hostile a region for large scale activity by way of the Preservers, as the Conglomerate continues to make headway in securing footholds within Albuquerque, so too have the Preservers upped their activity in the area. Will the company succeed, gaining access to Interstate 40, or will the raider gangs prove too difficult an obstacle to remove from their path?
These questions can only be answered in the wastes….