After leaving Coalition controlled Minnesota the team enters more wide open, and empty spaces. Travel is not without its dangers and peculiarities but nothing the experienced explorers cannot handle. After days of driving the Mammoth enters the Colorado Baronies. While still rough and tumble the Baronies are high civilization compares to the rugged wilderness of Rifts Earth. The group quickly finds out that the Adventure Inc. expedition from Lazlo has set-up a base camps at the the foots of the great barrier wall in the Barony of Charity.
Rolling into town it's easy to spot various members of the expedition, as well as their massive camp on the west edge of town. The imposing mountains of the Great Barrier Wall loom large in the majestic background. The arrival of group Fortunate is a welcome suprise. Apparently the group is last to arrive as others took faster, but less interesting routes, Lady Mackenzie is eager to hear your reports.Charity wrote: The City of Charity is anything but charitable and has become a mockery of its name. It is the newest of the Colorado Baronies, only 76 years old. The mentality of the people here is that life is too short and you are dead a long time, so enjoy life. Unfortunately, this has been taken to the extreme, making this Barony what most people think of as the "Wild West." One or more showdowns, shootouts and backstabbings occur daily, and brawls and robberies occur constantly somewhere in town. Handguns, Vibro-Blades and light weapons, and body armor are all permitted in the city. The city is quickly becoming a haven for drifters, gamblers, saloon bums, outlaws, gunslingers, snake oil salesmen, crooks, and scalawags of all kinds.
After a few days of hot food and clean sheets the group finds themselves once more before Lady Mackenzie as she maps out the next stage of the journey.
"Well done friends for making it to Colorado. Now our journey begins in earnest. We must find a passage through, over, or under the Great Barrier Wall to see what lies beyond. In three days, our small groups will set out into the mountains to find a route for the rest for the expedition Group Fortune," she says looking at each of you in turn. "You will head due west. Other will head south and north west accordingly. You have three more days to enjoy the comforts of humanity, after that, who knows what awaits us. Godspeed."