Where to begin? Well you were on your way to Lufkin to find Dead-Eye Darrien whom would lead you to the Fiends base of operation in New Texas: the old city of Carthage. On the way you encountered a radioactive storm, which you out ran, and then slew a supermutant to take his hiding spot to get out of the rain (a shallow cave). During the storm you heard a strangely pleasing voice singing a song entitled “Starr.” As it turns out, it was Starr, the musical and peaceful (but by no means pacifistic) Supermutant activist for peaceful mutant-human relations. You shared a meal with him, and then sent him off to Waco to assist Yo-Yo on the radio. He went off on the road again, as always does, singing his song.
In the morning you all awoke with plastic bags on your chests (even those of you that decided to sleep naked, or rightside up in the van). Inside was a strange paper cartoon filled with caps (a dozen) and something delicious smelling wrapped in paper. All of you except the Buddy Scout decided to eat the hamburger, and then noticed the writing on the inside of the wrapper, in all magazine cuttings. It informed you that you all were now under the employ of the Burger-Meister, whom was going to pay you to save the senator’s son, and then meet him at the top of the Lubbock Tower (Buddy Scout territory). Your pay was to be a large sum of caps or goods of your choosing, as well as the antidote to the incurable poison you all ingested (Ziggy determined that it was a synthetic Wanamingo poison, for which he could make no cure himself). Ziggy further determined that you all had approximately one week before the poison killed you all (excepting the buddy scout whom did not eat the offered burger, which was instead destroyed in the failed attempt to create a cure).
That same day you raced out towards Lufkin at break-neck speed until you discovered, from some distance, a band of fiends whom you would learn were planning on attacking the ruins of Lufkin and the Regulators positioned there. All of you except Miles (the face man) disguised yourself as Faceless doing one of the regular drug runs for the fiends. You sold Miles’ body to the captain of this raiding group of Fiends, a woman known as Manaed that had an extra breast and about 100 pounds of muscle on all of you. A fiend decided to cut the Mighty Thor (dressed as a faceless) whom then proceeded to beat the shit out of said fiend. At this juncture all hell broke loose with bombs and bullets flying between gouts of flame-thrower fire. Miles is near dead, and there were several other injuries. Luckily the Buddy Scout was able to sabotage the Fiends vehicles and you all were able to commandeer the Fiends Armored Car Battle-Wagon and escape with most of your equipment, some of your hit points, and a dozen doses of super-soldier serum. Night is falling, and soon the effects of the Wanamingo poison will be felt (minus 1 to all stats). Remember that when ANY stat reaches zero, you die. More unfortunate, some of you are now addicted to the SuperSoldier Serum. Now you are all racing to Lufkin, at night, in a stolen Fiend BattleWagon, and full of poison, in the hopes that the Regulators MIGHT be able to help you.