Generators double as air purifiers and life support on large-scale colony ships; a single one is designed to clean enough air for an entire country to be allowed to breathe, ergo a single one is the size of a skyscraper.

It’s no wonder then that when one breaks down, the cooling systems and water filtration that goes into a colony generator is jury-rigged and modified; the automated water filtration can be hooked to an underground water source, and hacked to “forget” that it’s actually been bastardized and mutated. Water flows at high speed at high pressure, and while most Hikerville generators directly hook up piping to the water system, this particular one lost its pipes long ago; presumably they were mined out a while back. But a town had already settled around the device, and they weren’t about ready to move just yet.