Ellisburg was a town taken over by the supervillain Nilbog. As such it is designated as Site Q4.[2]

Geography/Description Edit

Ellisburg was a relatively ordinary mid -sized Northeastern town with a population of about five thousand people and one movie theater.[3]

Residents Edit

Formally Edit

  • ~5000 People
    • Mayor
    • Police chief
    • Visiting Law Enforcement
    • Jamie Rinke, Banker

Currently Edit

Cultural notes Edit

The goblins of goblin town have an interesting social structure. Like the humans they were created from they have language and tastes.

They love and revere their king. Following his directions in all things.

Their myriad abilities allow them to enjoy varienta of sec and other pleasures that humans never will.

In death they know that King Rinke will recycle them into new forms.

Points of Interest Edit

It is a fantasy kingdom. Much better then the undistinguished Town that was there before.

History Edit

Background Edit

Ellisburg was a typical, if small, american town. situated in New York state. It may have had to deal with tough weather sometimes but beyond that was peaceable. Untouched by the battles that were occurring form all those nasty Parahuman kooks.

Then in 2001, Jamie Rinke had a Trigger Event. Nothing happened for a few days.

In late January, the local police started getting reports of pets going missing from backyards.[4][5]

The next day cell phone towers are attacked.[6][7][8]

A number of new villains appeared but the common motive behind their crimes indicated that the local authorities were dealing with one Shifter-type villain.[9]

Ellisburg is quiet not dogs barking no bees buzzing.

Nothing escaped the town, human or otherwise.[10]

Faced with a town that had disappeared off of a map The PRT sent in mixed cape and PRT Squads to try and find the culprit, Jamie Rinke.

They were greeted by an empty town. Just like the residents they realized something too late, where were all the insects.[11]

They were beset by creatures pulled from the most fantastic dream and the most horrible nightmares. They retreated unable to stop the creatures creator, now calling himself Nilbog. Who had successfully killed all the inhabitants and made replacements from their corpses. His 'children'.

Containment Edit

The city had been walled in by the PRT,[1] whose Thinkers warned them that Nilbog had created countermeasures who would survive should they bomb or find some other way to attack the place.

Monster-Town Edit

Ellisburg was maintained in a state resembling a fantasy kingdom by Nilbog's creatures. In order to protect his Kingdom and its children Nilbog fortified it, adding deterrent organisms. These efforts were efforts were detected by the PRT.[citation needed]

Things continued in this state for over ten years until the Slaughterhouse Nine came calling.

When Nilbog was removed his 'children' rioted.[12]

Forces of the Protectorate attempted to contain the threat.

Post-Gold MorningEdit

It was believed by the public that the Goblins of Goblintown were loose.[13] They were trying to scramble and make a living much like everyone else, while fighting everyone else.[14]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ellisburg, NY was quarantined and walled off after the Nilbog incident. - Thread on Reddit
  2. Cities that break from this convention but nonetheless have departments are named with special designations. These were originally compass points, but devolved after the number of departments increased and things fell out of order, starting with Montreal. Of note are:


    ==Quarantine Sites==


    Ellisburg - Q4 - Site evacuated and sealed after Nilbog event, guards - PRT Master Reference
  3. Interlude 16
  4. First couple days, pets are disappearing from back yards. Outdoor cats don't return. Insect population declines steeply. Open suspicions are raised about possibility of coyotes to explain the pets, or perhaps a voracious rodent population being tied to water levels with the adjacent river. - Comment by Wildbow on Spacebattles
  5. Pets disappear from inside houses. 'Shapeshifter' villain (actually larger, humanoid minions) makes appearances one after another, but nobody is getting hurt so much as they're getting scared. He strikes targets of no apparent consequence. The natural response at this juncture for a town this size is to call in cops from neighboring cities. One guy doesn't necessarily involve PRT involvement, especially when all reports suggest he's relatively harmless. Visiting police set up at the town's hotel, ready to act. - Comment by Wildbow on Spacebattles

  6. Next wave of creatures serves to cut power and telephone lines, attack cell towers, and generate EM signals to scramble other means of communication. Car underbellies and tires are savaged. The creations move through the city, house to house, from the perimeter to the center, then on reaching the center, touch base with Nilbog and get the signal. They explode outward from one point, and people panic, running, they arm themselves and fight. Every time one is killed, they're dragged back to Nilbog, one adult becoming three child-sized creatures that are specialized for cutting down more adults. If the creatures report a problem (one family locks themselves in a bomb shelter, one guy uses an homemade flame thrower to attack a whole crowd of the things), he sends out a specialized creation to answer it. If any die, others carry the biomass back to him. - Comment by Wildbow on Spacebattles
  7. With transportation so systematically crippled, and the attention to detail of hundreds of loyal soldiers with acute senses, escaping on foot is the only option, and the creatures prove faster. Some people make it beyond the city limits, only to be attacked the first moment they stop for breath or to use the washroom in the bushes. - Comment by Wildbow on Spacebattles
  8. 1-2 days of problems, nothing that would make you pack up and leave town.
    1 day of regular appearances by 'shapeshifter' at banks and elsewhere, with him more focused on getting cloth for making costumes for his favored ones than money or anything else.
    Attack occurs overnight and into late hours of the morning. - Comment by Wildbow on Spacebattles
  9. “Followed by a crime spree. Span of a few days, quaint little Ellisburg disappears from the grid, communications and power cut, no cars or people getting out. Guys upstairs sent some heroes in, we got a brief report before they defaulted to radio silence. Report doesn’t tell us anything except they think the whole crime spree was all the one guy.” - Excerpt from Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus)
  10. If they had, the strike team would have gone in with more info than they had. - Comment by Wildbow in Chrysalis 20.2
  11. Evan picked up the radio, “Squad two here. Anything out there, boys? Anything at all? Over.”

    “Nothing at one, over.”

    “Ditto from three, one of my squad just said they’re not seeing any critters. No birds, rodents or strays. Over.”

    No animals, no people.


    Long seconds passed. He changed the settings on his flashlight back to normal.

    “What was that about?”

    “No bugs. Dark night like this, you’d think there’d be a moth or some mosquitoes gathering around the light.”


    Evan murmured to his squad. “We foam him, which shouldn’t be hard with how slow he’s moving, then we burn him because that’s protocol for dealing with Changers. We’ll do it quickly and without hesitation because he’s got a Trump rating as well. Don’t know what cards he has up his sleeves. Might want to disappear us like he did with the rest of the locals.”

    “And the wildlife.”

    “And the local wildlife, yeah. Safeties off.” - Excerpt from Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus)
  12. Sting 26.5
  13. ► Nutty
    Replied on August 17th, Y1
    @ Boosher – This article, search for Nancy Y’s statement. People traveling across the US to get to portals are being warned about multiple threats. Word on the capevine is that with everyone having pulled out, all former quarantine zones are breached. In the US and elsewhere. Nilbog is the one everyone knows about. He’s in custody, his children aren’t. If you’re paying attention to hero groups and their movements, they’re making lots of trips out. They’re tired and people say they’re aloof.
    I say they’re fighting a hard fight and they’re keeping their distance from public and media because they don’t want us to know it. - Excerpt from Glow-worm P.1
  14. Interlude 3 II