The only hope for this shattered world is the law and order provided by the Enforcers. That, at least, is the theory—but there are many who do not share the vision of the world’s rebirth that the Enforcers claim to embody. No one can deny the horrors visited years ago upon those living in the Hoover Dam, but in the time since, the Enforcers have worked to rise above that stigma. The faction was formed from the remnants of military units, local law enforcement, and even park rangers, but now they recruit anyone who believes that the Enforcer way is the only way to restore what has been lost.
There are many reports of crushing dictatorships by would-be warlords to accompany the mounting corpses located throughout the desert that bear evidence of Enforcer-style execution. Some within their own ranks feel as if they are constantly being scrutinized by unseen Enforcer agents. Nothing is ever proven, but the suspicion continues to mount. Still, the faction’s influence and resources continue to be reasons for fresh recruits to petition for membership.
Enforcer training and conditioning is harsh in the extreme, with strict schedules and grueling physical exercises. A cadre of Enforcer-trained shock troops has few equals on any battlefield, and when entrenched in a fortification, they can hold off groups ten times their number for extended periods. With their access to some of the best equipment available from the remnants before the Fall, the stereotypical image of an Enforcer is of a battle-ready trooper armed with a well-kept rifle and protected by refurbished combat armor. The Enforcers are quick to challenge that conception, pointing out that most of their members are in fact civilians, without combat experience, who serve in supporting roles. Their enemies, sadly, do not often make that distinction, which adds to the body count once the dust settles after an engagement.
After the loss of Alec Masters and the subsequent struggles created by his defeat, it was Colonel Elizabeth Pryce who had the influence and commanding presence to bring together the fractured remnants of the Enforcers and reaffirm their goals. In the years since, however, some captains and lieutenants have begun to express concern about miscommunication and unreliable intelligence; some say it is only a matter of time before the chain of command breaks down again. Are the Enforcers the last hope for the rebirth of this fallen world, or will they be the impetus for its final and inexorable destruction?
Colonel Elizabeth Pryce initially served under General William Masters as the captain of the 72nd Military Police Company; she was promoted several times in the course of her duties protecting the people of Hoover Dam. After the death of General William Masters, she quickly had a falling out with Alec Masters; she was disgusted with his treatment of civilians, his obsession with mutations, and his attack on the Monastery. She disappeared shortly after Alec Masters assumed command, and some inside the Enforcers still consider her a traitor. Currently, Colonel Pryce has the backing of most of the Enforcers, but this could change. Colonel Pryce spends most of her time in Masters’ Folly, only occasionally leaving on particularly important missions. She expends much of her energy seeing to the logistical needs of the faction. She is frustrated at her lack of progress in bringing any real order to the Province and so is considering more severe measures.
Law and order must be maintained at all costs.
The Enforcers hate the CHOTA, both for their general habit of creating chaos and for the role they played in the destruction of Hoover Dam. The two groups usually come to blows immediately when they meet; however, unless the CHOTA have significantly greater numbers, the Enforcers usually come out ahead. The Enforcers see the CHOTA as the prime threat to the long-term stability of the Grand Canyon Province, so they often offer bounties on CHOTA warriors.
The Enforcers do not trust the Travelers, as there are many criminals among their number. Enforcers prefer not to trade with them when it can be avoided. While the Travelers often police their own when they are caught performing illicit deeds, the Enforcers rarely feel that the punishments that get doled out are severe enough. The Vistas are enemies of the Enforcers mainly because Vistas are occasionally allies of the CHOTA. While the anti-technology slant of the Vistas is annoying, the Enforcers do not find them nearly as troublesome as the CHOTA.
The Techs were in Hoover Dam with the Enforcers before the CHOTA Revolt. Many Techs were once army engineers, which has caused some Enforcers to grow bitter that their brothers-in-arms chose to give their allegiance to others, such as the Travelers, with whom the Techs have strong ties. Generally, though, the Techs and Enforcers get along very well; the Enforcers protect the Techs in exchange for equipment and supplies. If the Enforcers could pacify the Province, the Techs would be overjoyed. There are rumors that the Techs also provide some mutation-inducing technology to the Enforcers.
The Lightbearers like the peace that the Enforcers create, but Lightbearers are wary about the past actions of the Enforcers and their limitations on personal freedom. Lightbearers have come to terms with the fact that the attack on the Monastery was not something the current Enforcer leaders backed, but it is still a sore point for them. The Lightbearers do not suffer the presence of anyone who followed Alec Masters. They tend to support the current Enforcers with humanitarian aid (such as medicine and food) in exchange for helping keep Lightbearer temples safe. The organic mutation inducers used by the Lightbearers are not popular with the Enforcers, who place their faith more in science than meditation and holistic medicine.
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