403 Alder St. - Iron Brigade MC HQ
Address: 403 Alder Street
Coordinates: A,4 - 3
Owner: Iron Brigade MC
Type: Residential - Clubhouse
Cost of Services
Iron Brigade Members and Family Only

The Iron Brigade Motorcycle Club (IBMC) is the foremost biker club along the Oregon Coast, their territory covering most of the area from 101 (the coast) to Highway 5 and the national forests. This put all of the state's major cities within their protectorate, including Portland, Eugene, and Salem.



Surrounding this compound is an 8-foot high fence with green canvas hanging from the top and zip tied to the posts to prevent anyone from seeing inside. The top of the fence has barbwire running around the top so that nobody climbs over. A large rolling gate at one side of the compound is the only way to access the yard, and it usually remains open so that people can come in and out freely. Inside the fence is a large, paved, parking area with several dozen motorcycles in straight lines. The building itself is a wood and brick structure, part of which has been painted green with a skull in a helmet logo in black painted over it. An overhang with metal poles extends over two doors and several large windows. The south side of the building appears to be a garage, a large metal door rolled up and the inside showing tools and motorcycle stands designed to help make repairs. A large, white sign reads 'Iron Brigade Motorcycle Club', above the overhang.



A private clubhouse for the Iron Brigade Motorcycle Club. The wooden walls are covered with posters of half-naked woman draping themselves over various motorcycles, along with neon beer signs, and several Harley Davidson memorabilia. There are a small bar and kitchen to the left of the door, the shelves filled with various bottles of alcohol, and beer taps. The smell of something grilling always comes from the kitchen, filling the entire building. In the center of the building is a large, open area with several pool tables, couches, and chairs that all appear to be well used. Lights hang down from the ceilings but the whole of the place is still covered in shadows. The club ran gas station next door is a blast from the 1940s past and there are similar touches to the clubhouse. Like a jukebox next to one of the couches that which is worked into the speaker system throughout the clubhouse. On the far wall from the entry is a pair of double doors of the war room. A narrow hallway leads back to the public bathrooms, and further back is a bunk area for those bikers that have been kicked out by their old ladies and club members from other areas. There is also a guest room.


War Room

This conference room is decorated in such a way that a World War II movie could be filmed in there. One red brick wall can hardly be seen behind a collection of hanging dog tags. A custom is to hang a member's tag when they visit the clubhouse for the first time. A large frame in the center of the wall is burned at the top with the stenciled letters of K.I.A. and the dog tags within it are all the members that died. Olive drab file cabinets and weapon lockers line the other walls. A human skull with a WWII helmet on is on the cabinet behind the president's chair at the center table. It is rumored to be the founding president's actual skull and it was his dying wish to be used thusly.

Bunk Room

Being a Biker's Clubhouse there is a lot of times where members or friends of the club come through and need a place to crash. This is the room to do so. Six bunk beds lining the walls means there's a twin mattress sleep space for 12, 24 if they all have 'dates'. The wooden walls are covered in names and 'was here' carved or burned in. There's even some in marker and crayon overlaying the carved names. Concrete walls and the black aluminum bunk beds with white sheets and military olive drab blankets and not to mention the military style footlockers at the foot and head of each bed give this place a spartan military barracks feel. The Iron Brigade logo painted on the ceiling only adds to the ambiance.

Guest Room

Unlike the Bunk Room, the Guest Room is more for VIP visitors. A California king bed has black sheets and the military olive drab is represented in a rather nice feather down comforter. Three fresh wheels are stacked on either side of the bed and have circle glass tops for bedside tables. The attached full bathroom is small, but at least it's private. In one corner a desk and mini-fridge are set up for the Guest's use. A dresser is for the guest to use, while the closet is filled with clothes, cuts and such things for club use, the closet even has a lock on it. The floor is a nice soft dark brown carpet.


Butch Young Butch Young
Club President / "The Old Man"
Butch is the second President of the IBMC, succeeding his father, Carter Young. He earned his patch in 1957 and became President in 1975.
Fjord "Mustang" Knudsen Fjord "Mustang" Knudsen
Sergeant at Arms
Caleb Jeansonne Caleb Jeansonne
Full Patch
Grayson "Coyote" Weatherall Grayson "Coyote" Weatherall
Full Patch
Raff Hopki Raff Hopki
Full Patch
Raff used to be the Sergeant at Arms, but after suffering a severe beating that left him unable to perform his duties, he was honorably demoted. Now he serves as a runner and protector of a portion of the MC's stash.
Thorn Running Wolf Thorn Running Wolf
Full Patch
Thorn earned his patch in 1997. He went to prison in 2007. Though he's been released in 2012, he has been in self-exile away from Mythic Wood…though still occasionally does some dirty work for the club.
Reverie "Rev" Stargazer Reverie "Rev" Stargazer

Club Family

Lyra Young Lyra Young
Lyra is Butch's granddaughter, and he is extremely protective of her. Though she often works in the club's garage, he does his best to keep her well away from Iron Brigade business. It is well known among the club that Butch frowns heavily on the notion of any member fooling around with her. Every request for permission to date her has been met with a stern and surly denial.
Shelly Bundy Shelly Bundy
Caleb's Old Lady
Bunny Bundy Bunny Bundy
Raff's Old Lady
Casey Hopki Casey Hopki
Casey is the daughter of Bunny and…Raff…maybe.


Logs that take place at 403 Alder St. - Iron Brigade MC HQ

History of the Brigade

Carter Young was a veteran of the first World War, in which he was a dispatch rider, bringing messages to the front lines by motorcycle. It was there that he found his love of motorbikes, especially the Harley-Davidson. After the war, he was able to purchase one from the Army that was to be scrapped, and he fixed it up himself. He became well known for being seen cruising along the Oregon coast on his Harley and eventually inspired a few fellow vets to become motorcycle enthusiasts as well.

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, there was plenty of fear going around that the Axis might attempt another attack on U.S. soil. This led to enforced blackouts and increased coastal patrols. Carter and his friends were too old to return to active duty, but they felt an obligation to help the war effort as best they could. By that time, their "club" of motorcycle enthusiasts was a dozen strong, and many of them were ex-military. They took it upon themselves to start patrolling the coastal highway on their bikes, reporting any suspicious sightings to the Coast Guard. They were so militaristic in their structure and behavior that they earned the nickname "the Iron Brigade".

After the War

Eventually, the war ended, but the Iron Brigade had formed a fraternal bond between its members. They continued to meet every week, and even had rides up the coast, just to commemorate what Carter Young had started. As veterans of the Second World War came home, many were attracted to the familiar camaraderie of the Brigade, and their numbers swelled. In time, Carter's own son, Butch, would become a member (and eventually President).


As the idea of motorcycle clubs became more popular, the Brigade eventually became the IBMC, adopting a formal hierarchy and their own logo for members to wear. Carter Young was voted President of the club, to nobody's surprise.

The Criminal Element

Other motorcycle clubs began to become prominent in Oregon, many of them less than savory. The IBMC still considered the Oregon coast to be their protectorate, which led to many clashes with these gangs. This, in turn, led to problems with the law, and for the first time, the Brigade was being painted in a bad light. Public opinion of them declined, lumping them in with the more dangerous criminal gangs. This had an impact on the club's sense of duty to the public.

At first, their involvement in organized crime was minor. Some of their clashes with rival gangs led to them seizing contraband in their enemies' possession. Selling it became a way to support the club's needs. But money is an alluring temptress, and in time this led to other criminal behavior as the IBMC drove out other gangs and took over their criminal enterprises. Theft, extortion, even running guns and drugs — the club had become something much darker than it was when it was founded.

In spite of its criminal turn, the Brigade still acted as a kind of dark protector of the Oregon Coast. They were vigilant in keeping out any other major criminal organization, and they mostly sold their weapons and drugs outside of the region. But they needed places to store their illicit goods before selling them. One of their largest stockpiles is in a remote little town called Mythic Wood. With so little traffic coming to and from the town, it became an ideal location for a stash.

Given the street value of their stockpile in Mythic Wood, it is no surprise that the Brigade maintains a local chapter to guard it. This created an unusual relationship between the club and the locals. While they may be viewed as criminals and thugs, they are also seen as defenders of Mythic Wood. In 2002, when tensions with the Lestranges reached dangerous heights, it was the Iron Brigade that arrived to bolster the Sheriff's numbers against the hill folk.

After that incident, the Brigade became a kind of self-appointed militia for the town. This has put them occasionally at odds with the Sheriff's Office. But even the Sheriff's Office has been forced to recognize that sometimes the strangeness of Mythic Wood requires a powerful ally…and better that than a terrifying enemy.

IBMC Charter

The Iron Brigade has a charter that governs the club and defines its structure. While there are bylaws to handle specific situations, the most important rules defined by the charter are those related to voting and leadership.


The IBMC code of conduct is fairly simple:

  • Obey the club officers (Sergent at Arms, Vice President, and President). An officer's commands may only be countermanded by a superior officer or a formal vote (see Voting, below).
  • Respect seniority.
  • Major crimes (e.g. drug/weapons trafficking, kidnapping, murder) should only take place with the consent of the President or Vice President.
  • Always be faithful to your brothers and sisters (this last bit was added when the club started accepting female members). Disloyalty is the most heinous of sins.
  • Close ranks against outsiders interfering in club matters. Our problems are our own to handle.

Status: Iron Brigade

Prospect: A probationary member, generally handling menial tasks. Prospects cannot vote.
●● Full Patch: A full member with voting privileges.
●●● Club Officer: Each of the Club Officer positions is unique. As such, this Status rating requires 15 Brownies and staff approval.
●●●● Vice President: There is only one Vice President in the IBMC. As such, this Status rating requires 30 Brownies and staff approval.
●●●●● President: The head of the IBMC. This rank is not available to player characters.


Within the IBMC are a number of special "officer" roles that see to the administration of the club. Some positions are elected by the full-patched members of the club, while others are appointed by the leadership. Elected positions are for life, or until the club passes a vote of no-confidence, triggering a new vote.

President and Vice President

The President is in charge of day-to-day decisions for the club. The Vice President acts in the President's stead if he is not present.

The President and Vice President are elected positions. In an election, the candidate with the most votes becomes President, and the one in second place becomes Vice President. If the President is voted out due to no-confidence, the Vice President is elevated unless the no-confidence vote was directed at both officers.

Presidents Past and Present
Member Term
Carter Young 1946-1968
Butch Young 1968-Present

Sergeant at Arms

The Sergeant at Arms is essentially the President's bodyguard. He is also responsible for discipline within the club. If a member breaks the bylaws of the Brigade, the Sergeant at Arms metes out punishment. This could be anything from enforced labor, to loss of certain privileges, to a physical beating, to the stripping of a patch (considered much worse than a beating), to execution. The President or Vice President can stay any punishment. Execution is rare, and only an outright betrayal will result in death. Only the President (not the Vice President, even in the President's absence) can order an execution.

The Sergeant at Arms is not elected. He is appointed by the President.

Sergeant at Arms Past and Present
Member Term
David "Sarge" Bundy c. 1960s
Rafford "Raff" Hopki ? - 1998
Atrid "Viking" Knudsen 1998 - 2014
Fjord "Mustang" Knudsen - Present

Road Captain

Once, each IBMC chapter also had a Road Captain; the member that leads crew runs. With the consolidation of the club and the need for more flexibility, this role has become more fluid, being assigned as needed on a per-mission basis.

Captains Past and Present
Member Term


The Treasurer is in charge of the club's finances. He keeps track of resources and approves most expenses that come out of the club treasury.
Like the President and Vice President, the Treasurer is elected into office by the club membership.

Treasurers Past and Present
Member Term

Prospect Developer

The Prospect Developer is the member that oversees the training and discipline of Prospects. In the case of severe infractions, discipline will be handled by the Sergeant at Arms. But most "fuck ups" are handled by the P.D. as part of the regular training program.

The Prospect Developer is an appointed position. Though the President may choose a P.D., the decision is traditionally given to the Vice President as a sign of respect.

Prospect Developers Past and Present
Member Term
William "Rabid" Stargazer 1993 - 2017


Major decisions for the club must be voted on by the membership. Only "full patches" can vote. Votes occur during official meetings called by the President or Vice President. The charter states that at least 50% of the club's full patches must be in attendance for a vote to happen.

The President has veto power if he feels a decision will be harmful to the club, but this rarely happens, as it could damage the club's faith in the President. The membership can override his veto with a two-thirds vote, but this has never happened in the history of the club (mainly because the President has so rarely used his veto power).

The Vice President can veto in the absence of the President, and can be overridden as well. But any such veto is considered a temporary stay to be later reviewed by the President.

The President is always seated at the head of the table during club meetings. The Vice President and Treasurer sit to his left, and the Sergeant at Arms and Prospect Developer sit to his right.


Becoming a member, or "full patch", of the IBMC isn't a simple matter. They are an exclusive club with their own charter and standards.

Membership used to be by invitation only, requiring a sponsorship from a full patch of the club. But times have changed in recent years and a hopeful can approach any patched member and request a trial period. Assuming the club has no reason to reject that person outright (such as a bad history between the hopeful and the club), they will likely be taken in as a prospect. It helps to establish a friendship or otherwise beneficial relationship with the member before making the request.

Prospects are probationary. They are members, but not patched and therefore have no voting privileges. They typically handle menial tasks for the club: delivering messages, physical labor, beer runs, etc. Prospects are often treated poorly. They are abused verbally (and sometimes physically), and constantly reminded that they have no voice in the club. This is a deliberate process, intended to weed out those that aren't truly dedicated to the Brigade. They have no room for people who can't handle pain.

There is no minimum period of time to be a prospect. Once accepted, a prospect is considered to be on the road to patching. At any point during their time as a prospect, a full patch may petition to have the prospect patched. The President will call a meeting at the next available time and hold a vote on whether the prospect should be made a full member of the MC.

Female Members

Traditionally, the IBMC was a boys-only club. Women could be attached to the club, but never as actual members. Back in the 80s, one of Butch's top men had an "Old Lady" named Sandy who was a real firecracker. She refused to ride bitch and had her own bike that she rode and maintained. She got away with this due to the status of her man, as well as being something of a den mother to the club. Though she never pushed for membership, it was no secret that she wanted the MC to allow women to join up.

In 1987, Sandy was riding with the IBMC was on a convoy down to San Diego to deliver some product. Along the way, they were hit by a rival gang looking to pirate their loot. The conflict turned into a shootout at a truck stop along I-5. During the fight, Sandy took a bullet for Butch, saving his life.

Before Sandy was buried, a patch was sewn onto her cut, making her the Iron Brigade's first female member. The very evening after the funeral, Butch called for a vote. With Butch's support, the charter was amended to permit women to become members from that day forward. To this day, there are rarely more than a handful of women in the Iron Brigade, but those few are proudly referred to as "Sandies" in honor of their fallen sister.

In some ways, female prospects have it worse than the men. The verbal hazing they deal with is often more demeaning, constantly referring to their gender and implying that they are weak and frail because of it. Though they tend to face less physical abuse from the men, the few female members more than make-up for it, feeling no gender-biased compulsion to hold back. Women have to work twice as hard to prove that they are Iron Brigade material.


Back in the 60’s, the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) stated that 99% of the people at their events were God-fearing and family-oriented. The other 1% were hard riding, hard partying, non-mainstream type people. Thus the term "1%er" (one-percenter) was born. Some of the early bikers embraced the term, declaring themselves 1%ers.

Since that time, the term has become corrupted, particularly when law enforcement co-opted it to refer specifically to outlaw bikers. Needless to say, regardless of which definition one subscribes to, it is no surprise that the Iron Brigade considers its members to be 1%ers, and when a new member is patched, they also receive the traditional diamond-shaped 1%er patch as well.


Here is some of the biker slang used by the Iron Brigade

  • Backyard: Where you ride often
  • Boneyard: Salvage yard for used bikes & parts; these days this is often used to describe the Ruins
  • Brain Bucket: Small, beanie-style helmet (usually not D.O.T. approved)
  • Broken Wings: A patch meaning the rider has been in a crash
  • Bunker, the: The IBMC clubhouse
  • Cage: Automobile, truck, van…not a motorcycle
  • Cager: Automobile Driver
  • Clone: A motorcycle built to resemble and function like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle without actually being a Harley-Davidson motorcycle (the vehicle title will identify it as something other than a Harley-Davidson)
  • Colors: MC backpatch
  • Crotch Rocket: Sport bike
  • Custom: Custom built bike
  • Cut/kutte: Vest with club colors; also called a "battle vest"
  • Flying Low: Speeding
  • Full Patch: A full member of the club with voting rights
  • Independent: Someone not a part of any club or group, but normally a part of the biker culture
  • Ink: Tattoo
  • Ink-Slinger: Tattoo Artist
  • LEO: Law Enforcement Officer/Official
  • Leaving Your Mark: Oil puddle on the ground where you parked your scoot
  • MC: Motorcycle Club
  • Pillion Pad: The passenger seat
  • Pipes: Exhaust System
  • Prospect: A probationary member of the club
  • Pucker Factor: Refers to how tight your ass got on a close call
  • Rags: Also used to refer to Cut or Colors
  • Rat Bike: Usually an older bike that doesn't look like it's been taken care of at all
  • Ridin' Bitch: Riding as Passenger
  • Road Name: Also known as handle. Name given to someone by his brothers/friends. Usually given after some kind of incident or something they would associate with that person.
  • Rocker: Part of MC colors which usually designates geographic location or territory
  • Rubber: Tire
  • Rubber Side Down: Ride Safe; Don't Lay the Bike Down
  • Run: a Road trip with your buds, most of the time with a place to go to in mind
  • Sandy: A female member of the Iron Brigade
  • Scoot: Motorcycle
  • Shiny Side Up: Ride Safe; Don't Lay the Bike Down
  • Slab: Interstate
  • Sled: Motorcycle
  • Straight Pipes: An exhaust system with no baffles
  • Tats: Tattoos
  • Tail Gunner: The last rider in a group
  • Turn your back: To completely disassociate from a person or club.
  • Twisties: Section of a road with a lot of turns
  • Wannabe: Refers to someone that tries to pretend to be a part of the biker lifestyle
  • Wrench: Mechanic

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