In Dalton, music is eclectic and varied. It has been influenced by the Oglala community of Pine Ridge, the spoken word tradition popular with the rebel groups, and the folk music of the rail riders.
The Citadel uses a variation of the Genext serializing to keep track of the Mixed who live in Dalton. These IDs determine a Mixed's status in Dalton, and are often faked in the runaway and rebel communities to attempt to avoid arrest.
Stuart is an anarchist leader who temporarily allied with Anja, but left when he discovered she cared more about his partner Deana than him, and that he was unable to convince her of the necessity of a violent revolt.
The markets are a major center of Dalton life, the source of needed goods people cannot always make for themselves.
Without means of electronic communication, Dalton residents have returned to handwritten letters and print papers for most of their contact with each other. Handwritten propaganda is also distributed by those seeking change.
When the world went dark, Rapid City, one of the few surviving American cities, narrowly escaped a plunge into apocalyptic anarchy.
After the War, people began turning to sustainable and practical farming methods as well as relying on the natural resources in the area.
Patrols are the Dalton police force, tasked with both keeping the peace inside the city and protecting it from outside forces.
The Citadel Academy is a specialized school training those who are intent on gaining high-level government postings.
After the war, Dalton residents needed to find local and natural means of cloth manufacturing and have developed a successful manufacturing industry for their population.