Heroes in Asylum

Asylum City, A Guide, Part Two
Mass transit
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Getting Around in Asylum

Asylum doesn't have nearly as sophisticated transportation network Freedom City does. The limited buses that move through the city mostly service the downtownarea. Most Asylum residents are expected to have cars… There are no subways in Asylum, but trains take passengers between Asylum and Freedom regularly. The cabs are limited to the the blue "Blue Boy" Cab Company. Owner Gary Wright accepts no competition, and is suspected of using illegal means to keep other cabs off the street.

Most residents rely on car services to get around if they don't have cars of their own, especially in multi ethnic Braunstein.

There are two airports in Asylum. The Richard M. Nixon Memorial Airport which is often chosen as a cheaper alternative when getting to Freedom City by air. Many tourists opt for a flight into RMN and take a shuttle from ACX, the Asylum to Freedom City shuttle service. A smaller private airstrip the Hanley Airport services the wealthy owners of private plains. Money talks in Asylum and Hanley is better maintained than the RMN which is suffering from budget cutbacks, reducing both service and security.

In Asylum's affluent Downtown and Second Center , the streets are well maintained. Poorer neigborhoods suffer from neglect and wear and tear. The buses are state of the art and modern, if only because they're favored by the professional lawyers, doctor, etc who try to avoid periodic grid lock that still often happens during the holidays when everyone is rushing to get out of town.

Noone bikes in Asylum. That's just asking for trouble. Driving in Asylum is said to be a sport, somewhere between Jousting and Playing Chicken. Poor layout, ill planned traffic lights, and a shortage of road ettiquette lead to frequent traffic jams, accidents, and roadside fistfights. 

Asylum Archives #1
Hold on... this is going to be a wild ride...

It all began in Asylum….


Asylum has never had heroes… Whereas Freedom City has had costumed heroes for years. Asylum residents were happy to have their peace and quiet. Costumed vigilanteism was banned withing city limits since the 1980s. The law has never been challenged as no super heroes have ever operated within its limits. 


Only now has that begun to change.


For months black vans had been cruising the streets of Asylum, abducting the homeless, the lost, and the unloved. As the city slept, the streets have been swept clean of its vagabonds, beggars, and waifs. Eventually one man rose up to defend these friendless masses… Covered in bandages and clad in only a straight jacket and tights, the Lunatic struck at the men in the black vans, beginning a shadow war unknown to the rest of the Asylum.

The Lunatic tore through Asylum's Labyrinthine underworld, and raided laboratories in its Lab District. His crusade eventually became a part of local legend. And though his expoits became common knowledge, the Lunatic kept to the shadows. 


No superheroes dared to act publically in Asylum, until Corsair and Velocity made their debuts.


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