The Broken Wastes comprise the radiated scrubland of the modern world. The Wastes offer few areas of shelter or respite from the inhospitable conditions created by several years of nuclear war. Bodies of water are practically non-existent in the wastes and the soil is little more than caked iron and dirt. Small shrubs do exist in the Wastes, but they are so considerably radiated that they cause vomiting, diarrhea, and eventually liver failure if consumed.
The danger of living in the wastes has forced most of surviving humanity into The Wal. Those that weren't fortunate enough to find an entrance to The Wal were forced to scavenge the vast parking lots stretching out around The Wal for miles. Even the bountiful parking lots only had enough cars to sustain these scavengers for several years, eventually forcing them to venture into The Wastes. The desolate nature of The Wastes combined with the radiated crags lacing the surface eventually led to the evolution of a new species of humanity entirely, Homo Radiens, or The Radiant.
Weather is notably violent in The Wastes ranging from duststorms fueled by 80 mph winds to towering thunderheads that pour sulfurous rain and gouts of lightning onto the fissure laced terrain. Natural caves and crags in the earth created by Orbit Deployed Mercury Fusion Missiles (ODMFM) remain the only sources of sanctuary from the rapidly changing weather paterns. It remains a gamble as to whether a crevice in the surface is radiated or not.
Sources of animal life in The Wastes differs significantly from pre-apocolypse biomes. Herbivore and Omnivore species are largely extinct as the plantlife that remains is entirely radiated. Though most sources of meat, whether humans or animals, are also radiated to an extent, they are significantly less so than the plantlife. Species that were predatory in nature suffered heavily as well. Disappearing shelter, increasing radiation exposure, loss of food sources and extreme weather ravaged most species into extinction, leaving only the most hardy and resilient creatures. Fueled by radiation, these remaining species have quickly evolved and adapted to their new desolate environment. Though there are several dominant examples, none is more dangerous, more populous, or more bizzare than the creature that was previously refered to as the camel; now aptly named Walmels.