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Cursed Earth

Cursed Earth in the immediate area outside Mega-City One from the 2012 Dredd film

The Cursed Earth is loosely defined as any areas outside of the city walls of the Mega Cities. Exactly how far it extends and its exact mileage or kilometers in square units is unknown at present. The Cursed Earth could be a region specific to North America or it could be any irradiated wasteland in this post-apocalyptic world. 


The inhabitants of this region are comprised of Mutants, exiles from Mega Cities, robots, criminals and in some cases monsters, although there are small groups of normal humans dotted around the wasteland. There is a prominent and notable criminal gang operating somewhere in the Cursed Earth, the Angel Gang.

Geography, Terrain, and Trivia[]

It is known to be a large area of blasted radiation wasteland that covers the majority of the United States, resulting from the fallout of the Atomic Wars. The terrain in the immediate area at the walls of Mega City One are devoid of any life or vegetation. This section resembles the Sahara Desert but deeper into the Cursed Earth, the terrain changes noticeably and you begin to see trees and different types of vegetation where ever there are fresh water sources. This section resembles scrub-land like the Kalahari Desert.

Cursed earth

Judges who survive long enough to retire are offered a choice of either teaching in the Academy of Law, taking a desk job or taking The Long Walk, where the retiring judge is provided with weapons and provisions and sets off into the Cursed Earth to bring the Law to the lawless tribes that inhabit the Cursed Earth.

Judges who feel that they are not fit to serve the city anymore may opt to resign and take the Long Walk as a form of penance.



Famous Judges who have taken the Long Walk[]