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Hero Hazard Zone (11-19)

Trainers: none
TF Contacts: none
Events: Babbage
Exploration Badges: Phalanxer, Regal, Vision of Despair, Destined for Valhalla, Towering Inferno, Boomtown Troglodyte, End of the Line, Corpse Box
Plaques: Disciple IIIIVV, Just Said No to Superadine IV, Scholar IV
Day Jobs: none
Enemies: Clockwork, Council, Lost, Outcasts, Trolls, Vahzilok
Connecting Zones: Sewer Network, Steel Canyon
Transits: none
Boomtown VidiotMap


The once peaceful burgh of Baumton became the site of the showdown between the Paragon City heroes and the invading Rikti aliens. Now called "Boomtown," it is as dead as Steel Canyon is alive. Choked with smoke, flames and debris from the Rikti attack, this area took the brunt of the damage to the city. Skyscrapers as tall as those found in Steel Canyon lie toppled and broken, stumps of concrete and steel jutting into the blackened sky like rotting teeth. Train tracks lie twisted and deformed, while burning and broken carcasses of cars can be found in alleys, rubble piles and even tossed into the remains of park trees -- a testimony to the savage fury of the attacks in this region. Huge craters, many still smoking, dot the landscape, contributing to the area's apocalyptic feel. Given the chaos that reigns here, the city's law enforcement officials have walled it off and are fighting a stalemated battle with its denizens, a menagerie of the city's villain population.

Prior to Issue 16, a hero needed to be at least Security Level 10 to enter.

Zone Events

Babbage will sometimes appear along the northern wall.


  • The Cannonade (Red - Level 14-19) (Music)
  • The Fuse (Yellow - Level 11-14) (Music)
  • Grenadier Village (Red - Level 14-19) (Music)
  • Powderkeg (Orange - Level 12-16) (Music)
  • Primer (Orange - Level 12-16 ) (Music)

Exploration Badges

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Phalanxer

Before Baumton had its 'accident,' the Freedom Phalanx called this building home.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Regal

King Mihenra, a self-proclaimed warlord from the Netherworld, attempted to seize control of Paragon City, only to be defeated by Positron on this very spot.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Vision of Despair

An unnatural feeling of dread permeates the area in what is now called the Pit of Despair.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Destined for Valhalla

Valkyrie proved herself to Positron by battling the Clockwork King on this spot. Although she did not succeed in defeating him, he was severely damaged and Clockwork activity came to a halt for several weeks afterwards.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Towering Inferno

This tower used to be a bastion for the Trolls, providing them a good view over much of Boomtown. When the Outcasts moved in, they violently assaulted this tower and killed or drove out the Trolls holed up within. This was a major victory for the Outcasts, and they keep the fires burning within as a constant reminder to the Trolls still in Boomtown of the defeat they suffered.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Boomtown Troglodyte

The Lost, despised and reviled by every other criminal organization and gang, have become adept at finding secure hiding places where they can plot their revenge. Boomtown has several subterranean transit tunnels that escaped the devastation during the Rikti attack, and in fact provided shelter to Baumton's terrified residents. Now the Lost call these tunnels home and they will defend them to the death.

End of the Line

On the day of the Rikti attack that wrought such devastation upon Baumton, this shattered monorail track was a scene of terror; one of many on that dark day. But as the four-o'clock train dangled precipitously from the rail's shorn edge, the nightly news reported the fate of the imperiled passengers minute by minute. Ultimately the passengers were saved by Lady Liberty and the Back Alley Brawler in a narrow escape as Rikti soldiers closed in.

File:Badge tourism hazard.png Corpse Box

The stench of death clings to this forlorn cargo container. The Vahzilok are rumored to store corpses there for later use in their blasphemous experiments. It is difficult to argue what is more horrific: a cargo container stuffed with dead bodies, or one that is empty—indicating that the Vahizilok have a new crop of cadaverous servitors roaming the streets to do their dark bidding.

Historical Plaques

Transfer Points

Villain Groups