DesperationDesperation is a small village located on Blackwood. It is home to about 250 hardscrabble sharecroppers, or at least it was until the outbreak of SNS.

The town’s clapboard and bamboo buildings are clustered together on a spit of dry land dredged out of the marsh that surrounds it. Villagers farm rice insofar as they are able, and fight an often losing battle against the salt water that leaches into their fields from the brackish swamps beyond the dikes.

Folk here are used to hardship. Drought, disease, desperadoes – it’s all in a day’s work.

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