The following is an excerpt from the book, City of Ruin, by Naria Heft. [Originally published five years ago.]

With the shortage of functional firearms in Kurtow, many tools have become highly coveted—particularly those that can be “weaponized”. However, the most likely candidates are not always the most efficient. Whereas knives, axes, etc will have their blades dull over time, items like a shovel, sledgehammer, or wrench are often more sought after, as they could be used to defend oneself and never require frequent maintenance, sharpening, or ammunition.

GunRiot. Story by Midnight. Art by Kuraikabe1990.