Tribulation is a small town of around 3000 people in the New Mexico territories. It was formerly Fort Tribulation and occupied by the Texan Army, but was incorporated as a township when New Mexico became a state.
Notable features of the town:
- City Hall: The offices of Mayor Dale Carnegie and his small staff. It was originally the officers’ quarters when the town was a fort.
- Clock tower: Located next to the Town Hall. The original clock tower was burned down by an arsonist in 1859 and it was later rebuilt.
- Sheriff’s Office: Elijah is the town’s sheriff and operates the small local jail. A circuit judge holds court on prisoners once a month.
- First Bank of Tribulation: The local financial institution, situated near the centre of town. Glend Hooks is the bank manager.
- Offices of the New Mexico Daily Post-Gazette: The local branch of an Albuquerque newspaper. The local reporter is Sarah Olsen.
- The Remnants of the Confederacy: The town’s largest and most popular saloon. It has a number of rooms, but these are used as a brothel rather than for accommodation.
- Ruined orphanage: A burned-out hall outside town that was once a large orphanage. It caught fire in 1859 and was abandoned, with the manager fleeing town under suspicious circumstances.
- Train station: The El Paso and Northeastern Railway travels through the town. Delian Sisula’s private train is in a siding at the station.