The goals of the NGPS have always been fairly simple ones: self-preservation and self-advancement. This doesn't mean that every single member of the NGPS takes this outlook, but it has been the party line since the group was founded. As time has gone on the influence of those at the very top has diluted somewhat into the bureaucratic layers beneath them, which has only served to further convolute the NGPS's complicated structure.

Many (most, in fact) members of the NGPS actually do consider the citizens of New Galveston to be superior to common Wastelanders, since they are 'pure-strain' humans that haven't been mutated or genetically changed by radiation or chemicals. NGPS members also tend to be genuinely rather than just artificially patriotic (at least in most cases), and even the greedier and more self-serving among them may put the community first if they consider the cause worthwhile.

Group Structure

Legislative Council

- 1 Councilor per 1,000 citizens (Current #: 51)
- Headed by a peer-appointed Provost
- Councilors hold office for 5 years
- Makes (or repeals) laws with 2/3rds vote
- Declares war with 2/3rds vote

Judicial Council

- 3 High judges
- Interprets laws
- Can reject laws passed by Council
- Can be overturned by Presidential + Council veto
- Judges hold position for life

Executive Branch

- 1 President
- 1 Vice President
- 1 Military Counselor
- Provides Administrative guidance to the Council
- President/VP command the military
- President/VP can propose laws
- 4 year Presidential/VP term; Military Counselor holds position for life.

Regulating Committees

- Agricultural Committee (5 members)
- Cultural Preservation Committee (5 members)
- Technological Committee (3 members)
- Financial Committee (5 members)
- Labor Committee (10 members)


The New Galveston Preservation Society, or the NGPS, was founded by some of the more influential emigrants from Vault 53. The vault, which was located on the outskirts of Old Texas City, opened up in 2121 (just over forty years after the Great War). The event was necessitated by several fast-failing life support systems within the vault itself. The dwellers of Vault 53 had experienced a string of catastrophic mechanical problems since the time of their inception into the vault, and because of the frequent repairs that were required, many members of the community became expert mechanics and engineers as time went on.


Following the maps that their vault's central databank provided them with, they made their way south to the island of Galveston, where they hoped to find some remnant of society (an eerie glow to the north was evidence enough of Houston's probable demise). What they discovered was an island that was half ooze-covered swampland and half desert-ruin, with a large population of scraggly Wastelanders living on what little farmable area was in between. Luckily, the Vault 53 dwellers had a little bit of miracle with them: a G.E.C.K., the terraforming device that was supposed to be able to recreate paradise-like conditions from the shattered, radioactive terrain. Unfortunately, like most of the equipment in Vault 53, it malfunctioned. While the mechanics and scientists were able to restore it to a partially-working state, it was only just enough to dry up the swamp-covered sections of the island and provide enough arable land to sustain a single community from. It didn't even purify the area's water properly; the old water purification chip from the vault had to be transported and set up for this purpose specifically.

The Vault 53 dwellers were faced with a problem. They had more than enough space and resources to provide themselves with a home now, but the original Wastelanders were simply too much of a burden. The founding members of the NGPS candidly suggested that the old residents of the island be temporarily 'relocated' to the nearby mainland until the community had stabilized itself enough to support them. After much persuasion, the Wastelanders were convinced to move to the area now known as 'Pariah's Point', where they have remained to this day. Not surprisingly, relations between New Galveston and what has since become New Texas City have never been idyllic.


  • Slavery is not permitted within the boundaries of New Galveston or its holdings.
  • Drugs, aside from those used for medicinal purposes, are illegal.
  • The use of alcohol is heavily taxed.
  • Military participation is voluntary.
  • New Galveston citizens are permitted a trial by jury if they are accused of a crime. Others are charged, judged by a military tribunal, and sentenced immediately.
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