- Will Scarlett
- John Fitzwalter – King of East Mercia
- Queendom of East Mercia
Greenwood is a peninsula situated on the outskirts of Nottingham. A former industrial area, it has recently become occupied by the rebels under Will Scarlett’s leadership.
Greenwood was formerly dominated by a mix of light and heavy industries including textile factories, electronics manufacture, and vehicle assembly. It was the biggest supplier of products and jobs in East Mercia, and provided export possibilities and extra income for the Queendom. During the Great Torrent, in YE 781, most of this area was flooded by seawater, forcing all production to stop permanently. Investors fled and soon the whole of Greenwood was deserted. It is now mostly wasteland dotted with the giant, ruined husks of flooded factories and abandoned warehouses almost entirely surrounded by the sea.
Greenwood was recently scouted as a new base location for Will Scarlett and his followers, after their previous home was discovered and raided by the Sheriff‘s forces. Although occupied by a group of unregistered Hycathae, Scarlett brokered an agreement to share the extensive space in return for assistance with maintenance and resources. Greenwood is now the centre and base of the rebellion against King John Fitzwalter and the home of many outlaws.
Greenwood is an inclusive refuge for anyone who wants to disappear. Residents invariably have their chip removed to become invisible to the city’s system and, more importantly, the City Guards’ tracking radar. Some of Greenwood’s occupants are not outlaws, they are families who simply have no other place to go but the State does not discriminate between them.
Not being a part of the system means people have to provide food for themselves while learning to survive in this harsh environment. Wherever possible, crops are grown on the site, but yield declines year by year. Scarlett’s people also raid for food from the city’s resources and receive irregular deliveries from the Loxley Estate through Nick Little. Many Greenwood residents have developed skills in hunting and scavenging to survive.
Greenwood is an excellent site for the Rebellion due to its remoteness and inbuilt security of high walls, fences and gates. There are few routes into the site, due to flooding, which increases its physical security, both from the State and other bandits or scavengers.