Seven Saints of Talis
The Nu-West Traders are a group of merchants and caravaneers who operate out of Deacon’s Ferry. As far as the public is aware, ownership of the trade line is jointly held between Ezekiel Nu’Rhembahn of Celestial Hills and Joanna Westmueller of the Hub. They specialize in transporting valuable, fragile cargo (such as cogitators and auspex systems) around the Wastelands, often also transporting personnel who will then set up and operate said devices once they reach their final destination. Though they are a private concern, their primary client is the Children of the Atom, and many people believe (erroneously, it turns out) that Nu’Rhembahn and Westmueller are members of that cult.
The Children of the Atom tend to pay the Nu-West Traders in a mix of favors, equipment and ing. As a result, while the Nu-West is not as wealthy as other, more mercenary trade concerns, their vehicles and equipment, not to mention their merchants and guardsmen, tend to be of a more eclectic mix, with all manner of Mechanicus-produced equipment, including augmetics, high-quality energy weapons, and various technological options. They are also one of the only trade concerns to regularly employ grav-sleds while transporting goods.