Upper East Side
The Slammer: The Slammer started out many years ago as a small speedmetal/punk rock club. Over the years, the constant standing-room-only crowds generated so much income that The Slammer has expanded to cover the entire south and east sides of this block. Currently owned by Suds Joliet, a former Booster and Rocker, this bar and arena is favored by boostergangs, posers, chromers, dorphers, the occasional solo, and any other brave souls who love hardcore punk rock.
Although many people come to drink or meet with prospective contacts, the main attraction of this bar is the Arena, and thankfully so. Were it not for the vicarious pleasure offered by the Arena, there’d be constant brawls in this club.
The interior of The Slammer is close, due to both the large number of small tables, and the number of patrons. It’s a miracle if you can walk to the bar without bumping half a dozen people and getting in the same number of shouting matches or brief scuffles. Pickpockets are common here, though novices don’t last long.
The structure on the east side of the block is called the Arena, and is built out of several layers of cinder blocks. It’s used to settle disputes between gangs (free of charge, but there’s a waiting list). These battles usually take place between two or three of the gang’s best fighters, but wars of up to ten or fifteen people on a side have been known to happen. Under an unwritten code of the Street, a gang who accepts a challenge must abide by the ‘decision’ rendered by the outcome of the battle.
Between the Arena and the club proper are betting booths (run by the club) and a medical center staffed by a renegade cybersurgeon known as Vaso. There are also glass walkways above the Arena where those who can afford the ticket price can stand and watch the battles below. Those of a rougher edge often engage in intercourse while watching a battle.
Addendum: The group recently killed infamous solo Kurt Reznor in the men’s room by knocking him into the oversized exhaust fan – it created quite a mess. It remains to be seen if the group will catch any flack for it or if it will work in their favor. They may try to capitalize on it. Reznor was very well known…
Blitz was finally encountered by his alter-ego, Pete. This occured at The Slammer, on a night when Blitz was scheduled to fight. As it turned out, he was happy to let Pete take the fall and bugged out.
Ororo is/was Blitz’s input. She initially mistook Pete for Blitz.
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