When I was very little, my mother would tell my brothers and I about the cucaracha. We feared the cucaracha. We ran when we saw it crawl across the ground. We screamed when it crawled on our arms. We stomped them out, flattened them with our sandals because we were disgusted by the cucaracha. We sprayed them with chemicals because we did not like the cucaracha. We would call the exterminator to kill the cucarachas, because we did not want it in our home- the home we built on the Earth's soil; home to all living creatures The cucaracha was there long before our family came to Mexico. And no matter how many we squashed and sprayed, there would be many more. They would survive all odds. The Earth belonged to all beings, including the cucaracha. It is only now, that we become the cucaracha, that I understand what my mother's lesson meant. Alimañas is a community of survivors that dwell deep within the urban ruins of the cities they inhabit. They are a grassroots, nomadic people who primarily began in Mexico, and have long since moved from their home in search of new shelter, food and resources. They are by no means fighters in this treacherous world, but a people who seek to stay out of harms way and live their lives to the fullest they can without being struck underfoot. Their equipment is scarce- only based upon what they can find. They keep out of contact with people beyond their own mostly, unless those people wish to join in their solitude. While not at odds or ill with TechCom or any large militarized force, they have found themselves otherwise avoiding them. Where Connor walks, so does the Terminator. Where the Terminator walks, the Alimañas do not tread. Due to the lack of gear, their people generally share weapons to protect those who do cannot fight for themselves- mothers and children within their care. They are careful and cautious, fearful of any newcomers or strangers that might either be terminators in disguise, or one who wishes to exploit them of their already bare supplies. With the scarcity of armaments, it isn't uncommon to see a single rifle shared among numerous guards. They know that with their lack of equipment, it is easier to run and to hide than stay and fight. When their homes are exposed, they depart and leave nothing behind.