There is a power struggle for control of the town between Killian and Gizmo, the owner of the local casino. Until 2161, Killian still lacked sufficient proof that Gizmo was involved in various crimes occuring around Junktown. However, after Gizmo makes an attempt on his life, Killian manages to take him down with the help of one known as the Vault Dweller. Soon after, he begins to enforce his own brand of frontier justice, which eventually leads to Junktown joining the New California Republic. Life is fair and safe under his law.