The Juicer Army

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Since Juicers are for the most part, volunteers, the idea of an
“army of liberation” for augmented humans would have been ludicrous
under most circumstances. Even before the Uprising,
however, the JAL had been operating for some years. According
to their proclamations, often spray-painted on walls, despite the
illiteracy common in their area of operations, the Juicer Army of
Liberation fights against those who try to oppress, enslave, or
deny Juicers their right to exist as free men. Places that have outlawed
the Juicer process are the primary targets of the organization,
particularly areas under Coalition control or influence. At
first, most incidents involving the JAL were relatively harmless,
mostly graffiti painting and other minor acts of vandalism. Apparently,
many (perhaps most) members were not even Juicers,
but young “Wannabes” who resented the persecution of their
idols and role models.
All this changed in P.A. 103, when a Mega-Juicer who went
by the name Julian seized control of the JAL and turned it into a
militant, violent organization. Julian (who tacked the royal
sounding title “the First” to his name) appears to have been the
only survivor of a mercenary company that ran afoul of the Coalition
States Armed Forces. A CS army unit wiped out the mercenary
troop, and Julian swore revenge. He sought fellow
Juicers who hated the Coalition, as well as those who sought to
profit by plundering the richest nation in North America. This
new, forceful leader was able to attract several hundred Juicers
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to his banner by paying them generously with spoils taken from
small Coalition villages, raided military depots, and other acts of
banditry. Attracted by promises of loot, Juicers and other desperadoes,
including Crazies, ‘Borgs, Headhunters, a renegade
mutant Dog Pack, D-Bees and even some normal humans all
joined the growing band.
The Coalition has depicted the JAL as “terrorists” and “insane
murderers,” depending on which propaganda message one
is listening to at the time. Although the JAL try to avoid injuring
and killing the innocent (Coalition Soldiers are not considered
“innocent”), their crimes have been greatly exaggerated and
common people live in fear of the day the band of murderous
Juicers will descend upon their towns or villages.
For the last few years, the JAL has conducted operations in
small, highly mobile bands of 6-20 people, darting in and out of
the Coalition’s territories and taking refuge in the western wilderness.
Most raids have occurred in the Missouri area, although
the more daring bands venture as far as Iowa and a few have
even made it as far as Chi-Town. Coalition patrols have always
managed to kill or capture raiders who penetrated into Chi-Town
territory before they could do much damage. It has become the
unofficial CS policy to terminate all JAL groups whenever they
are encountered.
Note: The aftermath of the Prometheus incident would have a
profound influence on the JAL; see the Uprising section for
more details.

The Juicer Army

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