Dark SoulDark Soul refers to the "dark soul" of the night, the latest, darkest hours of night before the morning begins its approach. This also refers tot he time this contraband runner makes its trips across the Wasteland. In the Seven Hills history, I mentioned that of the four original cars modified by the Running Nomads for their black market freight venture, two had been captured by the Church. The first one was the Ram car. The second one is Dark Soul.
The hatch cover is made from a watch/calculator battery. The exhaust pipe is a piece of brass rod bent into shape and passed through a brass tube. There's not much to this vehicle. It's not my favorite of my collection, but there were four Nomad runners, and I wanted to have a complete set.
Waiteri JohnsonsOne of the cultures that shares the Known Wasteland are the tribes of the Waiteri. Citizens of Seven Hills, the cities and the Nomads all either misunderstand their history or choose to deny the truth (that Oppenheimer wasn't a god, but one of the scientists responsible for bring about the atomic apocalypse in 1959.) The Waiteri, however, know the truth, and as a result, push back against technology. They still trade and live peacefully with their Seven Hills neighbors, but they prefer to be isolated and honor their own laws and traditions. A contemporary comparison could be made to the Amish community in the United States.
The Waiteri Johnson's car is a 58 Impala (by M2 Machines). I added a baggage rack, baggage (made from green stuff), a small plasticard push bar/ram, new engine with pipes, and a tail gun. I like the idea of the tailgun on a few of my cars; it's a nice small indication that those cars are more defensive in nature, that they rely more on speed to get them out of trouble, and use the tailgun to keep them out of trouble.
*Waiteri naming convention
The Waiteri, knowing their true history, have adopted the common names of their ancestors, while family names have been applied to the names of each tribe. So, for example, James is known as "James of Waiteri Johnson." Other examples are "Carl of Waiteri Brown," or "Linda of Waiteri Smith." You get the idea.