Kevorkian Death Squad

Also known as KDS or Kevorks, the group's original purpose was largely a benevolent one. Since Telo is always fatal and medical facilities and personnel were overwhelmed, the government acted to legalize euthanasia for all who requested it. Demand quickly outstripped supply of drugs and willing doctors, leading some adults to request that their children and younger friends put them out of their misery. The KDS was a solution to the dilemma faced by many teens who didn't want to see their loved ones suffer, but were unwilling to pull the trigger themselves. Kevorkians traded executions so that no one would be put in the position of having to kill their own.

From the beginning, the Kevorks were controversial, and as the die-off continued they became a menace. New members joined for no other reason than to act out their frustration and sense of hopelessness by killing any adult who happened to annoy them. Fueled by drugs, alcohol, and anger, they went on sprees of wanton destruction, killing each other when there were no other suitable victims to be found. Eventually the force of their own anarchy broke them apart.

Surviving Kevorks scattered, with the more violent and power-hungry members forming the nucleus of the Pharms. Others formed their own small units based around shared skills or interests, such as the Blue Ladies, who tried unsuccessfully to establish a female-only section of the city. The more peace-minded Kevorks, whose rage had played out and were now seeking normalcy, typically joined the larger groups, such as the Regents, Thespians, or City Hall.

Peaceful groups, though willing to admit Kevorks into their ranks, often remain uneasy about former KDS members and some are outright hostile. "Never trust a Kevork" is a common saying, leading many former Kevorks to hide their past, if they can.

The KDS is defunct as of this writing.

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