The Melnibonean North Pole was used to store vast amounts of fertilizer, toxins, bioactive agents, and radioactive fuel. During the many wars that have ravaged the planet over time and changed its surface this was all but forgotten…
All through time people and creatures kept on living at the North Pole and through the ages the toxic chemicals and radioactive compounds stored there have leaked and changed the denizens.
Mutants and monsters are common sight for those who venture north, but no sight is more common than that of the Nox Runners.
Originally the Nox Runners are assumed to be aliens imported from Pantangya. At least very similar strains of aliens, known as Geenstieleris, have been recorded on Pantangya. However, these are now all but extinct owing to the fiercesome fighting by The Tyger Force (see Pantangyan Tyger Force)
In current era Melnibonea, the North Pole is the primary source of radioactive fuel and many folk earn a living as radio prospectors, digging after lumps of the stuff.
Occasionally the companies will hire people to go up and eliminate some of the many mutants and roaming monsters. These hired guns often go by the title of “detoxers”.
If things really start getting out of hand, the government has been known to recruit large parties of detoxers and sending them North. .