Being a firefighter in Riotspolis was not particularly exciting. Apart from some failed exploding experiments or the odd landslide, things were pretty quiet for fire chief, Fastbender, who saw his team slowly dwindle with each passing day. But the discovery of thermonium put an end to the fire station’s tranquility once and for all! The ravages of this highly explosive material were a real problem for the fire chief, who had to put all his past experience with Boomstock into action to create a material that was resistant to the ore’s strange flames. He also called on Lenora to develop a product able to smother the terrible fires caused by thermonium. Now led by Fastbender and heavily equipped, the noble Riotspolis fire fighters have risen from the ashes!
It was during recent work on the new Clint City subway line that the underground shelter, housing Riotspolis, was drilled apart. This Utopian city, dreamt up by wise men at the turn of the century, could now wave goodbye to its tranquility and isolation. Unsurprisingly upset by this turn of events, the Riotsville Council, led by the Patriarch Pericles, decided that the time had come for them to at last emerge from their isolation and impose their “wise rulings” on this barbaric bunch of hoodlums inhabiting the surface.