THE GROUP IS, AS OF 2017, SHUT DOWN. THIS PAGE REMAINS FOR HISTORICAL (?) PURPOSES ONLY. Edit
Lore EditThe Market originated as the brainchild of two entrepreneurial Hawaiian locals some time prior to 2078, with the original purpose of buying and selling goods in the torn streets of Honolulu. The business found itself struggling to stay afloat due to frequent raids by the local gangs of the island, and to that end a decision was made to relocate to Pearl City. Pearl City had proven itself to be an ad-hoc market town in the Hawaiian Islands, and as such was ripe for new competition. In 2080, the Market saw itself relocated to Pearl City, frequently engaging in the smuggling and importation of weapons, drugs, and information to the city through channels outside of the CDF and USCPF. As the business grew, they began to distribute to the less reputable elements of Pearl City, even selling to the notorious Sand Sharks. By 2085, the influence of the group had grown to a point where the USCPF and CDF became acutely aware of them and the threat they posed to Pearl City. In early 2086, The Market hired a band of men to assist them in their operations through Pearl City and out into the rest of the island. By 2087, they had a solid foundation within O’ahu, with a large consumer base and a logistics system built up through local caravans. During this time drugs had been introduced in great quantities to O’ahu, and The Market had kept up with the pace, selling and distributing drugs to the locals of the Island. During the autumn of 2087, the CDF jointly begun to launch operations against The Market, seeking out high valued members where they could, capturing and executing some. Despite this, The Market continued to flourish, and grew exponentially across the Hawaiian Island chain. During 2099, The Market began to launch attacks and raids against the CDF forces stationed in Hawaii, which gave them a new reputation not as mere smugglers, but as a force to be reckoned with in Hawaii.
Following a massive economic rise in the east, especially in the field of weapons, The Market made contact with a small outback company known as Tidewater Brewery. Sending a small team of 30 men to travel across the wasteland for years on end, the Hawaiian branch finally received notice of company alliance and a new Market HQ being placed in Atlanta. With a large deficit in communication, the two branches barely speak to each other, and rather communicate through a series of radio channels, outposts, and letters. The Atlanta branch represents a large percentage of The Market's weaponry sales, as well as cashing in on the booming moonshine business. The Atlanta branch produces and resells weaponry to survivors scattered across the war-torn plains of New Atlanta. Following the large move to Atlanta, several of the Market men were recalled to rejoin the Hawaiian branch. Most of them died on the journey back, and a few stopped and made the outposts that are now used to efficiently trade off precious Market information and members travelling across the state, as well as provide a small bonus to the Markets pockets.
Eventually, with the diversion of leaders and constant alteration of the group, the rough patch of the Market eventually smoothed out, with the original co-leader still in place and a new head leader in the throne. His tender beliefs on how the Market should run altered the way it operated, and instead of being a more brutish and barbaric fashioned group, focused on more than the illegal parts pertaining to their style. This new cerebral style led into a new era, with a focus on the documentation of not just the groups lore, but those around. Environments, and the political altercations of the wasteland as it stood. Many of the current members, and the older ones, approved this gospel. This new expansion and silent revolution led to bright pastures, with more alliances being formed and breaking away from their original contractors, the sandsharks. Though, this did not dissuade their past ways. The faction still continued to produce and sell all of their previously listed items.
In the Spring of 2103, the Market began an alliance with CDF in the west. Domestic trade was allowed in CDF scrap towns.
-Edit by Skelethon
Relations- USCPF: Uneasy Alliance CDF: Neutral The Jackalopes: Neutral SS: Neutral Decorp: Allies RCO: Allies SBC- Trade Alliance