Deadlands Reloaded: The Righteous, The Rough, and The Clever
The Maze is full of folk even more hated than Boat Rats, cruel opportunists who make their living jumping other people’s claims—Maze Rats. Every miner is constantly on the lookout for pirate ships, for their arrival can mean the loss of everything he holds dear—his livelihood, his family, and even his life.
Kang maintains an entire fleet of ships dedicated to seizing ghost rock from those too weak or poor to keep it. These ships typically make port and resupply at one of Kang’s pirate cities—Dragon’s Breath, Lion’s Roar, or Bear’s Claw. Needless to say, these mesa towns are off-limits to non-Chinese, but it’s possible for anybody to sneak in if they have a good reason and are determined as all get out.
Countless independent pirates roam the Maze’s channels, as well as Mexican raiders under the command of the dreaded Capitan Sangre (that’s Captain Blood, for all you gringos). Even the Union and the CSA have been known to raid each other’s towns, a problem that’s been growing worse of late. With the rampant banditry inland, it all adds up to a place where you’re well-served to keep a shooting iron handy.