The Coldest War
The Inland Ruins are what remains of the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Renton, and all the other small communities east of Lake Washington. Scattered tribes eke out an existence here much like the ones in Seattle, albeit without the ever-present threat of the Esoterics. Gangs from Pike’s Watch occasionally make the long trek here seeking recruits, claiming that without the Watch, they too would be dealing with the threat from the sea. This pitch is, unsurprisingly, seldom successful.