Membership: Assumed Ruination
Apparent Age: 50+
Preferred Weapon: Unknown
Membership: Assumed Ruination
Apparent Age: 50+
Preferred Weapon: Unknown
Apparent Age: 60+
Archetype: Cybered Physical Adept: Circle (Good Fucking God!!!)
Preferred Weapon: Denver Guard Revolver (Modified)
Bio: It’s time to discuss the Locksmith the man that helped define the Walled City of Denver with Oakley Doyle in those early days. This man is a true monster when it comes to those that try to hurt the innocent and his vengeance is always swift, for the Locksmith is not the man you ever want to make angry. Archie has been at Oakley’s side for many a decade and is also an elder of the military’s failed Immortality Program, this is where things begin to get fuzzy and veiled in mystery. The Locksmith’s military records still remain classified and are under the lock and key of the Department of Defence, though his jacket from the L.A PD is wide open and reads like an old dime novel.
This man seems to the cop of cops and with his long time partner being Oakley Doyle it is hard to pin down the truth from these old case reports. Now I am not saying that the Locksmith’s records are fabricated but if what I read is true than I am a bit concerned and yet thrilled that these old friends are still working together. Archie’s known military records show that he served in the US Navy and the US Marine Corp like Oakley and we can interpret that these men served within the same units and fought in the same conflicts. Though without seeing the actual records I can only assume and hypothesis, though military service aside this man’s police records are spotless and he has received some of the cities and nations highest accolades and solved over 1,000 homicides and stood in the direct face of terrorism numerous times.
My team has gone through both his and Oakley’s records and they are both nearly perfect and spotless, this duo of law enforcement officers was once the pinnacle of what a police officer should be. The Locksmith would retire from the L.A Police department the second most decorated officer only to be outdone by his partner and dear friend Oakley and reach the rank of Lieutenant. They would solve the unsolvable and stare evil in the face numerous times putting murderer and serial killer away case by case, these detectives have been declared the nations best and even hold Presidential Accolades from John F Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan not to mention holding federal authority as honorary FBI Special Agents.
One can wonder why would such a decorated detective like Archie Luna walk away from the LA Police Department and a city he called home for many decades. Well that answer is easier than I thought it would be, Archie and Oakley would both retire from the LAPD at the same time in 2018. They would than move to Denver where their history becomes intertwined and we have the birth of the Denver Guard and the Elite Guard. Well it seems that during the Great Tragedy of 2018 the LAPD would be required to ignore the mass murders and fail to report to calls of distress from the citizens, something that neither hero cop would be able to do let alone stomach. These men would go against a direct order numerous times and report to calls of shots fired, officer down and discoveries of slain civilians. They would not only report to these call outs they would begin their investigations and this was something the government of the UCAS and the Usurpers would want to silence.
The Locksmith was not going to sit by and watch as his people where gunned down in the streets like animals, and nor would Oakley, this would lead them into the lion’s den and open up a box that they couldn’t close back up nor seal. The Usurpers grew angry and began to increase the pressure and even went as far as killing Archie’s wife and children to send the detective a bloody message. Well all that did was strengthen his resolve and they would create a problem that would take another five plus decades to solve. We learned from the records of the dynamic duo that they had solved the murder of Archie’s family but couldn’t slap the cuffs on and where chased out of California before they could arrest James O’Brian for four counts of murder one with special circumstances; this is Archie and Oakley’s only unsolved case on record, though unofficially it was solved mere months after they took on the case.
Now one can wonder why this duo would be allowed to reinvent the police force within Denver the crown jewel of the UCAS when Archie and Oakley where on the government’s hit list. Well simple really the Great Tragedy of 2018 would leave the nation in chaos and the Civil War of 2020 and the Information Crash of 2029 would be a major distraction thus allowing the men to vanish into the Mile High City and claim it as their own. When the Storm Riders would assault the city in 2033 the Denver Guard and the Elite Guard would be the lynch pin in keeping the city from falling to the rebellion. Well this would turn the UCAS’s most wanted men into their beloved citizens, the Usurpers believed that Archie and Oakley where loyal pawns and moved onto their focus in Detroit. Well according to Archie and Oakley this couldn’t be farther from the truth, they had learned the horrid reality of the UCAS while investigating the murders of Luna’s family and they watched as the UCAS demanded they and other police officers simply allow the citizens to be butchered and allow justice to go unpunished.
Both men having scene two major wars first hand and having lived through many others, refused to accept war and a violent rebellion as the answer and they believed that if they could turn the crown jewel against the UCAS than the people’s voice would spread like a wildfire and peace would come through diplomacy. This was their ideology and thesis when they created the Guard, they implemented the Denver Guard to be Peace Officers and hold true to the standards of “To Serve and Protect”. Well this was a noble idea and plan, but upon execution things started to unravel and even with Oakley and Archie pulling the reigns it would only be a matter of time before the Guard would fall to corruption and the evils of man.
Now not to fault Archie nor Oakley this was neither of their faults, they did the best any man could do and well seeing that it lasted till 2065 before it truly became corrupt and nothing more than a secret police order is a miracle to say the least. Also to say that these hero’s still breath is another example of good triumphing over evil, though the price they paid was great and the horror that haunts them is great. Now I already spoke about how the Guard would be turned into the Secret Police and how they would toss Oakley out in 2065 well the same is true for his direct second in command Archie Luna and both men would be shoved in the forgotten poor section of the city known for it’s high crime and murder rate.
Those now in charge hoped that the locals would simply murder the two former white cops and that would be the end of it. Well what I neglected to mention in Oakley’s report is that Archie and Oakley would help to renovate the troubled region, use their military, police, and guard training to secure the location. They would chase the gangs out of the neighbourhood, use their city connections with Jane Winter’s father and bring repair crews in and as well increase the food, water and recreation within the district. They would also open up a community centre and begin to educate the young people and old helping them with life and job skills that could get them out of the district and go beyond the walls to a life worth living.
Now I know your going to say well the people where divided and many tried to kill Oakley, yes that happened when the Usurpers figured out that their plan to murder the duo had failed and they had turned the once troubled neighbourhood into one of distinction and had helped create a local security division and increased local morale. The people actually loved the duo, this was something the Usurpers needed to quell and well they would begin to dump the criminal scum from the prisons into their district and use Death’s Hand tactics of cutting off power, food and water. Saying that Oakley and Archie would be rising up and creating a militia unit to overthrow the legally elected government of Denver.
This is where the issues would begin but those trying to kill the two men would be the criminals unleashed into the region and when innocent lives would be lost in the process, well Oakley and Archie would take the blame knowing that they should have been able to brig the scum to justice quicker. The Usurpers only created a martyr out of them and allowed for the real rebellion to rise in the shadow of these two men, they fulfilled a self proclaimed prophecy and that reality was about to slam into Denver at a million miles an hour.
The order known as the Tunnel Rats wold be born out of the ashes of the Denver Guard, this rebellion would have one major advantage and that being the Locksmith as well Oakley eventually at the helm. These men would show why being immortal and within leadership positions for over a century by this point would be something the UCAS should never have forgotten nor under estimated. Archie would become the field commander of the Rats while Oakley would once again take up his duties as sniper passing word through a cryptic code the two developed many decades earlier and never shared with anyone till that day.
Archie would teach the Tunnel Rats the secret language so they could directly communicate with Oakley while he kept them safe from his eyes in the sky, and he would show them why he was called the Locksmith as Archie would bypass the security codes for the under tunnels and use the cities old sewers as a base of operation and a well a way to traverse through the city unnoticed. Archie and Oakley had one simple rule and that was No Civilian Casualties their enemy was the government and the Guard. They wanted to show the Usurpers and the UCAS that good men when pushed to far could achieve greatness and thats just what they did, they united the people and attacked under the cover of night when the streets would be clear and only the guardsmen would be out to enforce an unlawful curfew.
They would strike at government buildings, military offices, guard barracks and food distribution points. They would train the Tunnel Rats in the ways of less lethal combat and how to determine a security threat and a decoy. They would deploy traps and mass chaos to distract the enemy and allow the Tunnel Rats to secure their targets either food and water or supplies to start and eventually public figure that allowed this corruption and sickness to spread. The duo had turned from Peace Officers to Rebel Leaders and no longer could diplomacy be the only weapon for they had become Liberties Teeth and they were about to bite down hard at the tyranny that polluted Denver.
From 2070 till March 13th of 2074 they would command the Tunnel Rats and slowly increase the threat of the Rebellion hoping that the UCAS government would desire a peaceful outcome to a very deadly problem. Though this was not the case and as the violence increased and the Tunnel Rats would up the ante by turning the people of the varied districts against the guard by bringing down the sector gates and leaving drop boxes with homemade Guard weapons and ammo for the people to defend themselves. The UCAS would turn the volume up to eleven and start to bring in the military from outside of Colorado to help quell the violence and hope to intimidate the people into surrender; this tactic was a total failure and it only drew the attention of the Freedom Patriots and by January 2074 Kingsbury had aligned with the Tunnel Rats and began supplying them with weapons and troops. All out war had truly begun in Denver in February of 2074, though little did anyone know what was waiting for them in the secret military tunnels below the city.
With the city know engaged in a full fledged rebellion and looking as if Denver would as well become a sovereign state, a blow that would have brought the entire revolution to a halt. This would have saved millions of lives as the UCAS would have surrendered after the crown jewel of the UCAS fell to the rebels and became yet another state of freedom and liberty. The plan was enacted by James O’Brian in January of 2073 and that was to destroy Denver and murder all within the city, thus ending the Tunnel Rats once and for all, he also set it up so the Rebels would become the victims and absorb all the blame for the death of millions of UCAS/CAS/NAN/Tir/CFS and Aztlan citizens that resided within the heart of the UCAS.
Well I already wrote about his plan and how included Alexander of the Deaths Hand and countless rebel demolition experts and masters hired by Alexander. Everything seemed to be going as plan according to James O’Brian and for Alexander it would spell the end to the tyrant city of Denver and for the rebels this has always been their plan to sack and destroy Denver in the name of freedom. Well thanks to Violet Meisner, Johnathan White, Ethan Oliver, and Dennis Holmes they would figure out the impeding attack and Violet would get word to Asteroid a close friend of Violets and a master decker and communications specialist who worked for the tunnel rats from the safety of his Colorado Springs home. This warning would only come in one day prior to the bombing that would fully destroy Denver and end the life of millions in a single second; Oakley and Archie would decide to warn the citizens of impending doom and broadcast an evacuation order through the cities emergency broadcast system.
All this did was create pandemonium inside Denver and cause many to perish before the bombs from civil unrest and panic. Others would stay put feeling it was a simple scare tactic and the threat wasn’t real and many would be trapped beyond the gated walls of their districts or the walls of their hospital beds, prison wards, or mental facilities. This panic would spread across the city and create gridlock and chaos for miles, the government knowing what was to come and wanting mass destruction would purposely blockade roads, bridges and shut down the airports. They sent out contradicting warnings telling people to stay home and lock the doors as this was just a ruse set up by the rebels, those outside the city in the suburbs felt safe and secure in their homes and others ran off into the mountains to prepare for armageddon.
The Tunnel Rats under the command of Oakley and Archie would oversee the evacuation and use their own Black Hawk Helicopters as a means to evacuate people but time was not on their side and not knowing the exact time of the detonation their hands where eventually tied. By the time Archie’s cybernetic code breakers and his advanced audio implants picked up the frequency of the bombs they knew they had to evacuate as well and as hundreds of civilians crowed near the helicopters for rescue they had to give the signal for lift off and watch as the people who trusted them and they loved with all their heart where left to die a needless death.
Ten Black Hawks would take off from Denver just moments before detonation, only three would land safely within Las Vegas the other seven would get destroyed by the shock wave and debris from the explosion that devastated the region for hundreds of miles. That entire region of Colorado was lost in a blink of an eye and Archie would witness the total destruction of the place he had called home for over six decades. The duo would witness first hand the ultimate price of war and just how far the UCAS would go to discredit the rebels, Denver was unlike Detroit as there were no protection wards put in place prior to the blast, no they just let the munitions do as intended and the damage was felt for miles outside of Denver. The only ward was within the boarder of Yellow Stone National Park to keep the Super Volcano from erupting from the sheer devastation of that blast wave; reports indicate that the tremors could be felt from coast to coast and damage reports are still being filed from boarding states.
The destruction of Denver will rank in as the number two most devastating act of terror on American Soil with the Great Ghost Dance of 2018 being number one and Detroit being now number three. The Deaths Hand attack barely ranks on the charts, and 9/11/01 being a tragedy and thats all. More people perished on March 13th 2074 than in World War One, World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War, The War on Terror and the Great Tragedy of 2018 combined and the nation is still trying to recover from this tragedy.
As for Archie and those that escaped Denver and survived they are racked with guilt and anger over the unnecessary loss of life and act of direct terror against the American people at the hands of their own government. Archie believes that this entire tragedy is on his hands and he and Oakley are to blame, if they had only just turned themselves in to the LAPD and not tried to birth something that became a toxic entity. They blame themselves for allowing the rebellion to turn violent and are living in deep regret for the lives that ended up being lost to terrorism.
Where Oakley focused his rage and frustration into protecting his son and starting another project with Ralph Rivers and Norman Patton. Archie needed time to decompress and he for the first time in over a century and half would go on his own and just try to rationalise the events and live a normal life. Well for the Locksmith this wasn’t going to happen as the horror wouldn’t let him sleep, survivors guilt would consume him and he would quickly grow very dark inside with his only release being a bottle of alcohol and a handful of pills. Suicidal thoughts mode cloud his thoughts and the screams of the people would become an opus he would hear in the dead of night. Archie would awake in the throws of nightmares and regret and tears stained his pillow a he slept, the horrors of his life would become a blanket that would leave him in terror to even rest his eyes.
The weary old veteran and survivor of Denver would become a shell of himself and yet he couldn’t bring himself to end his misery. He wanted to simply end it all but he couldn’t do that to his brother in arms and his god son, as much as he was hurting he knew Oakley was dying inside and this would eventually break the Locksmith out of his self pity and as much as his heart aches with sorrow he knows that he must be strong for Oakley and Cardwell who he loves like family. Archie would learn of Ruination and the order of remembrance from the news and there location within the Waterways Military Compound and well he just one day woke up packed his bag, put on his Denver Guard Dress Tan’s, and headed down to reunite with his brother in arms after eight months apart.
Archie would quickly feel at home with Oakley and the other Guardsman inside Ruination and for the first time in months he felt as if he actually did some good in those final days inside Denver. Hearing of the election of Oliver McKeen and August Prichard would give him hope that peace would one day be realised and the Harbingers would become a shining example of what happens when good men are pushed to the limit. When Archie would learn of the US Elite from Oakley he would quickly put pen to paper and once again sign up with the military and for this veteran it is a hope that they are never needed but when they are hopefully they can save the innocent from hell’s inferno.
Like Oakley he joined the Harbingers and is more than happy to share his experience with the others veterans on that team and help groom them into the true hero’s they are destined to become. Though he might have accepted that the tragedy of Denver was set up by James O’Brian and executed by Alexander Church and both men have paid the ultimate price for their betrayal. He is not fully ready to forgive those rebel demolition experts that actually placed the bombs and pulled the trigger killing millions in the name of freedom. Denver could have been saved and turned into a refuge for the rebellion, yet now it sits as a steady reminder of what happens when evil is allowed to triumph.
Archie has spent his life protecting and serving the people and he sacrificed everything to keep his honour whole, he never once wavered and even through tragedy he never allowed it to defeat him. His anger burns deep inside and so does his patriotism and we can only hope that his new focus and his lifelong friendship with Oakley can keep him focused and directed, if the anger fully consumes Archie he can become a true terror to behold and without direction he will become a loose cannon with nothing to loose. The Harbingers and US Elite are blessed to have the Locksmith in their ranks, but this blessing comes with a curse and thats he will never forget about the tragedy of March 13th 2074.
Page Written By: Shadow Writer
Membership: the Tribe
Apparent Age: 40
Archetype: Gunslinger Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Denver Guard Custom Revolver
Bio: Cowboy is his name and killing is his game, this man wears a black hat and is truly no good for he is one of the most notorious thugs to ever come out out of Denver; this man was once a member of the feared Denver Guard until he fell inline with Morgan and Junkyard of the Guard and began his reign of terror within the walled city killing anyone and everyone that crossed his path. He would help the smugglers break through the blockades and it is said that he aided those responsible for the destruction of this once great city bringing down the mile high city. Cowboy would eventually get to infamous to quickly and would be forced to flee Denver’s walls to evade capture but not first without leaving behind a trail of tears and blood, he would shoot his way out of Denver with his trusty twin pearl handled six shooters killing solider after solider on his way out the door. According to those close to Cowboy this was all justified as Denver was a corrupt institution of the False Flag and the Ratification and Treaty of Denver weren’t worth the paper they were printed on. Well to that Cowboy it is you that is wrong and just because you don’t agree with the documents and laws of the Government you live in and work for doesn’t give you the right to go on a killing spree and murder those that where your superiors and equals as well as those that you once swore an oath to protect.
Cowboy once he escaped Denver would be forced to be on the run as he was a wanted man and with bounty hunters and regular law enforcement on the look for this killer of Denver he would only have one choice and that would be to head to Seattle where he could blend in with the other killers that prowl the urban jungle and he would become just another lion in that jungle. Though for Cowboy the city was not for him and once again he would be forced to run for his life from the noble Lone Star and thats just what this coward did, he ran to the wastes outside of Seattle and right the the tribes that call that place home a place where the Star feared to go. Cowboy would quickly be adopted by the tribes for his skill with a pistol and his black heart would make him a perfect raider and highwayman since his hands where covered in blood it wouldn’t be hard for Cowboy to add a few more gallons to his already full tank.
People say the Tribes get a bad name and they are not bad people and that they are just citizens trying to survive in this land of confusion and chaos, and that they should be aided and helped by those in the city and not persecuted and prosecuted for the life they chose to live outside of civilization and out from under the pressures of city living. Well to those that say that I say for shame, these people are all criminals and killers, they hunt the wastes like they own the land and they claim that anyone travelling through there turf is trespassing on there land. Well that land doesn’t belong to them they are nothing but squatters and uncivilized animals that failed in life. If anyone doubts me remember the Deaths Hand once started as a Tribe in the wastes and now look at them conquering most of the world and breaking every law on the books as the commit hideous war crimes on a daily basis. I say they should be all exterminated before the next Alexander rises from those scum.
I mean look at what is currently going on out there now, you have the tribes raiding innocent native villages and murdering and enslaving everyone in there wake under the direction of Parish Ansel aka the Woodsman and calling themselves Saviours when in reality they are just cold blooded killers and proving to be nothing more than a domestic version of the Deaths Hand. Reports indicate that Cowboy was already in the city by the time the Woodsman began militarizing the tribes thanks to the help the get from the Patriots at the bequest of a Deaths Hand member Maximilian Yates aka Bilbo aka Pupil again the dreaded Yates family and Brothers Grimm have their corrupt hands in something that involves senseless slaughter of the innocent surprised? No I didn’t think so, see I am sensing a pattern the Yates are not happy with just the creation of the Deaths Hand, they wont be happy to we are all in shackles under the thumb of the Hand.
Well back to Cowboy sorry for my rant before, but it was needed to be said and it sets a precedent for everything that Cowboy has and is still doing and everything the tribes are as well doing. See Cowboy is part of a new runner team called you guessed it the Tribe how original and he has recruited many of his fellow tribesman to come within the city and begin creating chaos and spinning the wheels of war within our fair city. Cowboy works alongside Ecto One to help steal valuable resources and supplies from Seattle Proverb to either send them out to the tribes to add fuel to the already burning fire or spread them out throughout the Bowery in an attempt to gain the favor of the people and have them ignore that he is a criminal and terrorist. The people seem to be falling for his charm and wit as they praise the Tribe for the aid and assistance, these people wonder why the regular folk of Seattle are fed up with the poor and want to see the bridges to the Bowery section destroyed or just bulldozer that entire area and put up more suburban neighborhoods for those honest hard working folks and be rid of the trash for good.
Cowboy is just one of a handful of members of this new team the Tribe and I am trying my best to extinguish their fire of fame before it burns out of control, the last thing we need in this city is another team of runners becoming famous and untouchable by law enforcement. If Lone Star was still in the city we might have had a chance of ridding ourselves of the runners, but Seattle Police Department doesn’t seem to care to stop them and is only helping reinforce their untouchable attitude. The Tribe claim to help the people and are trying to restore the Bowery to its prewar glory, but they are forgetting one big thing and that is the Bowery was always a ghetto and full of criminals, addicts and homeless the people of the city that should be in jail or a hospital not free on the streets.
Membership: Ruination /Crystal Dragons
Apparent Age: 40+
Archetype: Cybered Swordsman Adept: Circle Unknown (GOOD GOD!!!!)
Preferred Weapon: Katana
Apparent Age: 55
Archetype: Street Samurai
Preferred Weapon: DAOD Nemesis
Apparent Age: 17
Archetype: Street Samurai
Preferred Weapon: Custom Denver Guard Hand Cannon (The Hell Bringer)
Apparent Age: 60
Archetype: Sniper Physical Adept: Circle Unknown
Preferred Weapon: Custom Denver Guard Heavy Sniper Riffle
Bio: Well it’s time to talk about the man known as Mister the father of the Denver Guard, the man that single handedly created the worlds most feared law enforcement agency and for damned good reason. Oakley comes from a long carrier of protecting and serving within the premiere law enforcement agencies in America the Los Angeles Police Department where he would work with SWAT, Undercover, Homicide and eventually close out his carrier in the Major Crimes division. Mister hails from a long line of law enforcement officials and after his stint in the US Navy he would be destined to enter the academy and work with the LA Police Department. Oakley is another of the dreaded veterans that would receive the Federal Immortality Project Injection so his actual age and time of service is unknown but can be assumed that he served in the Second World War seeing he was stationed at Pearl Harbour.
His time in the Navy is not currently known as the records where not recovered in time before Jarred Mitchell deleted his hard drives and destroyed his old office. Though from court records found in Hollywood we can pin point Oakley Doyle’s start within the LA Police Department to be 1956 and his records on file say that he is a Korean War Veteran serving with both the US Navy and US Marine Corp. so we can assume that he joined the Marines after Pearl Harbour and his stint fighting the Japanese in the Pacific Front of the Second World War.
Mister brings with him over six decades of experience with him when he marched into Denver and established the Guard and opened the academy for day on in 2019. This man is a monster in combat as the Storm Riders would learn on their failed assault of the Walled City and even Martin Hakett would be unable to out perform Commander Oakley Doyle. He would create the Guard to be the ultimate military police division and train them in the skills and tactics that served him well in Korea and on the streets of LA. This protocol would become the regular norm for the Guard for most of it’s time of service the Denver Guard would be in operation from 2019 to 2074 with Oakley Doyle at the helm from 2019 to 2065 when he would step down do to a conflict of interests and a disdain for the transformation of the Guard from Law Enforcement to a Secret Police Order shades of the Nazi Parties SS.
Oakley would keep a very close eye on the Guard and protect it and groom it like he would his own son Cardwell who would as well join the Denver Guard at a very young age. Though as the regulations shifted, rebellion attacks began to focus on Denver, and the City would be further dived between districts; each location being it’s own nation and each district having it’s own judicial and legal authority. The Denver Guard would have to evolve with the ever growing city and become more than just a local policing agency and become an international police force and their rules and regulations would adapt to control an ever growing threat.
In 2030 when the City of Walls would officially segregate itself and even more focus would be painted on Oakley’s back as the Commander of the Guard and most feared and respected citizen of Denver he would be forced to increase the training, increase the equipment and as well decrease the restrictions he had in place as a safety net to protect both the people of Denver and the Guard from an abuse of power. This would begin to spell the doom of the worlds most elite order of Police and eventually allow for a coup to over throw Oakley and force the long time veteran to retire or become what he hated; though this would take many decades to come to fruition but the writing was on the wall and Oakley could see it long before that dark day in 2065.
For this old timer the Denver Guard was his second chance at a noble and honourable carrier and to create a legacy for himself and something for his son to one day command. He would begin a family and purchase a home as well develop friendships that would last till today. Though earlier in 2074 he would watch as the city he called home would crumble and be destroyed as the Mile High City would implode and sink into the crater of it’s own shadow. Oakley would escape the destruction with only a few friends, his son and only the possessions he could carry o his back. The ruins of Denver will forever be a memory of the tragedies of war and the horrors that in brings with it, Oakley would make his way west with the rest of his friends and former Guard mates and establish themselves within Seattle as the order known today as Ruination and he welcomes all the refugees from Denver within his ranks.
Though if they where part of the New Guard than I don’t recommend approaching Oakley as those wounds are still quite fresh. This is a man of honour and pride, he has dedicated his life to protecting and serving the people of this great nation and to restoring law and order to a troubled land and sacrificed everything to keep his honour un tested in the shadow of evil. Denver was his city and he helped build the city as we once knew with his blood, sweat, and tears this man sacrificed everything for the salvation of the people of Denver and was only spit on by those same people in the end.
The Guard after Oakley would go on to do horrible things that were borderline war crimes including torture, illegal arrests, and seizure of property from those deemed to be criminals or terrorists. They would imprison without trial and execute anyone on a simple accusation. This dramatic change to the Guard would sicken Oakley and be the reason for his retirement, the UCAS (United Canadian American States) under James O’Brian would create mutiny and insinuate a military coup to remove Commander Doyle from power and execute multiple long standing Guard members as a show of power.
Oakley was allowed to remain in Denver but his home and property were seized and he was dumped on the cities outskirts beyond the protection of the inner wall and left to reside with the same people he had arrested and investigated. Many of the Guard would stay out of fear of what would happen if they left though eventually through frustration and loyalties to Oakley one by one the dedicated and noble Guard’s Men would turn in their papers and resign. The UCAS government in an attempt to slow the vacating of many of the Guards ranking officers would make another show of power and begin arresting many of the Guardsmen’s family and friends as well they would begin to terrorise Oakley and Cardwell who would be living just above poverty.
The UCAS would shut the power down, the water down, and slow the food supplies to his neighbourhood; they would as well round up law abiding citizens and decree that they are terrorists working with Oakley to over throw the government. These terror tactics would have a dramatic affect as the people would become divided and the younger citizens would begin to assault and try to murder Oakley blaming him for their suffering where the older ones would not believe that Oakley was involved in any coup and he was just a target for assassination. This would bring war to the streets of Denver and what the governments tried to quell and prevent would become a reality, Oakley would become a rebel leader by Proxy and Denver would have to deal with an order known as the Tunnel Rats and eventually he would take up the mantle of leader and unite the poor in direct defiance of the Usurpers.
Those within the Denver Guard would not have it so easy and many would be hanged to death after many hours of brutal torture, they would be assaulted and shot at by their fellow Guardsmen and either fall in line or be killed and erased from history. As the Tunnel Rats would start to become a threat the Usurpers the Guard would be even further divided as many were still loyal to Oakley and yet they had to fight and attempt to quell this rebellion or suffer a fate worse than death. Though the more horrors they instituted on the people the more the people would speak out in direct defiance and the Tunnel Rats would begin to have a legitimate voice and their plight would be felt by more of the populace than the government could control. Shecky Thompson, Dennis Holmes, Jane Winters, Victor O’Bannon, and James Hilliard would one by one leave the Guard through direct violence and trying to bring down the terror cell that the UCAS had created before it grew out of control. Though these former Guardsmen would ultimately fail in their attempt they would leave the Guard with a huge black eye as these where some of there best Guards and part of their elite order that Oakley had established in the Guards early days.
Many others would leave and some would even join Oakley and fight once again with there former Commander while others would escape Denver and arrive in Seattle to vanish into the shadows till the rise of Ruination. Though for Oakley by 2070 this revolution within Denver would become personal and he would decree that he was going to see the end of the Guard and he was going to kill the monster he birthed so many years prior. The Tunnel Rats where his new baby even though he didn’t birth the order, he would groom it like he did the Denver Guard Elite Division and with many of his original members dead, vacated their posts or within the Tunnel Rats; he wouldn’t have to worry about the new Guard understanding how to predict nor defeat a man with everything to gain and nothing to loose.
For the next four years the Tunnel Rats would reek havoc within Denver and turn the once peaceful and low crime city into a war zone and as well make certain that the people would never become the targets of retribution. Oakley would create his own personal weapons and ammunition for the Tunnel Rats to use. This would make it beyond clear to the legitimate law enforcement who killed who and with the Guard loosing all it’s credibility with the people their lies would fall on deaf ears. The more original guardsman to leave and join the rebellion the more the people would begin to stand behind the Tunnel Rats and eventually the guard would have to fully relies on James O’Brian and the UCAS Military that was more than happy to lend a helping hand with the military.
This rebellion would even stretch outside the city to the surrounding regions and Violet Meisner the owner of Tudors Bar & Grill in Colorado Springs would become a very important figure in the war against terror. She would align herself with Oakley and others, Violet would be the eyes and ears for the Tunnel Rats and as well the information broker as she earned the trust of many of the cities UCAS soldiers that lived in the many bases in Colorado Springs and ate at Tudors on a regular basis. Even the upper brass would break bread at Tudors not knowing that sitting behind them is Oakley listening in and gaining direct intelligence on shipments, troop movements and other valuable data. Violet would become close friends with Oakley and Dennis during these troubled days and without her the rebellion would have been crushed under the weight of the UCAS military.
Colorado would be a staging ground for troubled days to come and many within the state would eventually side with the Tunnel Rats and Oakley as his legacy of honour was something of a legend. They called him the man that built the Walled City and the man that has the right to tear those walls down. The Usurpers that by now fully controlled Denver as they did Detroit would never be able to quell the Tunnel Rats as they did the Tribes of Detroit and thats simply because Oakley could never be intimidated and he would never surrender. Once Oakley took command of the Tunnel Rats it would only be a matter of time before Denver would fall to the people and Oakley would free everyone and restore law and order.
As the years progressed the rebellion was slowing down and with the arrival of the Patriots to lend a helping hand to the Tunnel Rats and eventually Scalp Hunter and Radar to reconnect communications. This would be exactly what Mister would need to increase the revolution within the city limits and as well plan assaults on military convoys throughout Colorado. Communications where key in the further success of the Tunnel Rats and would eventually spell the doom of the Mile High City.
With the governments success in quelling rebellion by nuking Detroit, James O’Brian would be forced to do the same to Denver. If he couldn’t defeat or stop Oakley than destroy what he cared so deeply for, James hoped that he would kill Oakley either in the destruction or heartbreak in the aftermath of watching millions of his citizens perish. Recent records show that James O’Brian contracted out to Alexander Church and over the course of a year they would begin to formulate a plan of total destruction even giving Alexander the access codes to the secret military tunnels under the city. James knew the rebels hated Denver and everything it stood for, and hiring Alexander to destroy what he hated would be an easy move on the chess board.
James knew that the Tunnel Rats and Commander Doyle would eventually win and restore the city and with that it would bring an end to the crown jewel of the UCAS. He knew that Oakley had already spoken with Archibald Kingsbury and with Patriot divisions and the Wolverines stationed around Denver it was a matter of time before the focus would no longer be on destroying the city to capturing and restoring the city and O’Brian could never allow that to happen. He figured by hiring Alexander and the worlds best demolitions team he could shift the blame of the cities death directly onto the rebels and thus discredit them all in the process. Well in O’Brians haste he didn’t see his own capture and execution in the coming days, thus when the trigger was pulled on Denver and the city would become nothing but a sunken ruins; he was not there to capitalise on the destruction as he did with Detroit and all the blame would be shifted on to him as it should be.
The Tunnel Rats would learn of the attack only twenty-four hours prior and Oakley would do his best to alert everyone he could and try to evacuate the city before the bombs would go off. Though he would ultimately fail as Colonel Roy Gunderson had within Detroit, Oakley and Cardwell would be the last of the Tunnel Rats to escape the city only minutes before the plan of destruction would commence and he would watch in the horizon as the fires of hell would erupt and the top of the plateau would sink as thousands of vehicles stuck in traffic trying to escape Denver would be swallowed whole or thrown off the sides and forever lost. As the Doyle’s and others flew away in their black hawk Oakley would begin to regret everything and fear that by trying to warn the people he caused them to suffer even more by dying with a hope before having that hope torn from them in a blink of an eye.
This weight would way heavily on Oakley and the blanket of depression still haunts him today, though he is not one to ever throw in the towel and do to this he would form Ruination a banner of remembrance and a banner of revolution to never allow another American city to suffer the same fate. March 13th 2074 would live on in infamy in the memories and hearts of those within Ruination or the Crimson Ruination (The Bloody Ruins), Commander Doyle and the other survivors would never forgive nor will they ever forget about the tragic loss of life needlessly as a way to bring an end to a rebellion.
Now within Seattle Ruination under Oakley’s command stand a true defender of the people and for freedom and liberty, lending their decades of experience to the Seattle Police Department in capturing the enemies of freedom. Oakley has aligned himself and Ruination with the Harbingers and General Ralph Rivers thus becoming the voice of reason within the Waterways Military Compound and someone to assist General Rivers in the restoration of the Emerald City. Oakley himself is a wanted man by the UCAS for his involvement in the Denver Revolution so standing arm to arm with an International criminal doesn’t phase him in the least and even with wanted war criminals within the ranks of the Harbingers and now the Seattle Elite or simply the US Elite; Oakley fully understands reconciliation and the need for forgiveness if the Rebellion will ever survive. Though Oakley is not thrilled with those that partook in the destruction and death of Denver and her people, he understands that if he was quicker with communications and getting information out maybe this could have been prevented.
He knows that Denver was a hot target for the rebels to destroy and remove the stain of the UCAS and the Treaty of Denver from the map, this doesn’t make him happy but he openly forgives those that were just following their heart and doing what they thought was proper. Though he will never be able to overlook the tragedy and all the blood of the fallen are on those responsible. Commander Doyle will forever remember the horror of that day and he will forever be haunted by the memories of Denver’s last moment. This destruction is just another reason he wants and prays for the rebellion to come to end through diplomacy and not further war, how many more innocent lives need to be lost in the name of freedom.
Oakley was given a chance to join up with the US Elite and after reading the credence and the ethics of the order he put his name to paper in hopes that some good can come from all the tragedy and misinformation. He hopes this branch of the service is just the start of something good and a sign that the people are tired of grieving for the lives of their citizens and family under the weight of the rebellion from both sides. Oakley is more than happy to lend a helping hand in grooming and constructing an order of honour and dedication one that truly stands for it’s oath and for the protection of the people.
Commander Oakley Doyle was given command of the US Elite Military Police Division and Criminal Investigation Division and works directly alongside General Ralph Rivers in the cultivation of this branch of the armed services and preparing for the day that they are actually needed for more than training the men. Oakley has made certain the March 13th 2074 will be a day of remembrance within the US Elite and as well he will be formulating a curriculum regarding the history of Denver and the terror points of detection so as no US Elite solider nor officer can miss the warning signs and never allow for the terror of Denver to occur again.
Oakley and his son Cardwell live deep in regret but as the sins of their rebellion linger in their hearts they are doing good work for the people of Seattle and hopefully these two Guardsman can be a beacon of hope and freedom for the Emerald City and her people; for Oakley I truly hope so for I don’t think this old veteran can handle watching the destruction of another place he calls home or the death of yet another American city and her people. Oakley watched Los Angels fall to the Warlords, Chicago become Bug City, Boulder City get demolished, Detroit become a Nuclear Wasteland and Denver become the Sunken Ruins and eternal cemetery. He needs some positive karma in his life and something for him to believe in again or James O’Brian might just get his wish from beyond the grave as Oakley slowly dies from within and the man he once was fades away and only the shell of a man remains.
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