Fear Is Darkness
Gear and Technology
Created by a scattered group of technomancers practically overnight, the DregMatrix is a lower form of the worldwide Matrix network that was consumed by the PANvirus. The DregMatrix consists of a series of twentieth century cell towers converted into network that exists almost solely in the confines of the Ring. In the early days of the PANvirus this network was the target of the ultra rich and megacorporations alike, until they learned that it could be used to their advantage. The DregMatrix is accessible to anyone with a modified personal communicator, essentially an old world PAN device strapped to a short wave radio that targets specific users on the DregMatrix and tunes the right frequency to find them. Any street hacker can make the necessary modifications, since all technology on the Ring is dependent on the life of the DregMatrix. Venturing away from the Ring leaves limited access to the Dregs.