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State University Babylon City

 

This cutting edge technical center is located in Greenfield and was one of the first centers rebuilt after the devastation which caused the ruins.  A large majority of the university remote research facilities were affected by the blast and major funding was necessary to rebuild the university.  Luckily, most of the classrooms and dormitories were located on the other side of the campus.  The campus is reknown for it's technology focus in the realms of high energy physics, material sciences, and organic chemistry,  At its height, the campus boasted a student population around 12,000 but today can only support about 7,000 students max.

 

Students are known to have rave parties in the destroyed/deserted sections of town against school policies and despite police banners warning of the dangers.  Several school charity groups also explore the area, handing out supplies and treating the homeless residents.

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The Meatwagon

 

This isn't so much a place as a beaten up RV.  The RV has been converted into a makeshift doctor's office and the owner drives the RV around the Ruins helping those who need help.  The owner is a former doctor who treats people without a license.  Their license was revoked when they saved a known supervillain from death but would not reveal the supervillain's identity citing patient-doctor privilege.  Both heroes and villains who need medical attention but who do not want to be treated officially have been know to see the former doctor.

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Tabletop

 

This is Babylon City's premier FLGS (friendly local game store).  Originally caught in the destruction that created the Ruins, the shop was able to pull itself out of the rubble and rebuild in a new location.  The store is a mom and pop run store.  Pop runs the store portion and carries a large variety of board games, miniatures, RPGs, models, comics and collectibles.  "Mom" runs the coffee shop/deli and hosts the gamer area.  The food is decently priced and popular and mostly consists of burgers, sandwiches, and hot dogs.  Soda and fancy coffees are also available.  It should be noted that "Mom" is a guy.  The couple married in California when same sex marriage was first legalized before opening the shop.  A picture of their court wedding is located in the coffee shop along with photos of them with various geek icons (Dave Arneson, Gary Gygax, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steve Jackson, Stan Lee,  George Takei, George MacDonald, and some dude name Steve Long).

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Aid Stations #UR86D

 

In the immediate aftermath and widespread devastation, many governments and private foundations have set up aid stations to help victims, provide temporary shelter, etc.  Literally hundreds of stations sprang up, most reputable though some not so much.  Licensing and oversight took care of the fraudulent stations. After a year though, the funds and public interest in helping the victims of Greenfield dried up.  Oversight was shutdown and licensing discontinued.  Many of the aid stations have disappeared but Aid Station #UR86D has continued to work in the Ruins.  Partially funded by those it has already rescued, it is one of the few stations that seem to be continuing to do good work despite long odds and criticism over helping "people who can't even help themselves."
 

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