The once peaceful burgh of Baumton became the site of the showdown between the Paragon City heroes and the invading Rikti aliens. Now called “Boomtown,” it is as dead as Steel Canyon is alive. Choked with smoke, flames and debris from the Rikti attack, this area took the brunt of the damage to the city. Skyscrapers as tall as those found in Steel Canyon lie toppled and broken, stumps of concrete and steel jutting into the blackened sky like rotting teeth. Train tracks lie twisted and deformed, while burning and broken carcasses of cars can be found in alleys, rubble piles and even tossed into the remains of park trees — a testimony to the savage fury of the attacks in this region. Huge craters, many still smoking, dot the landscape, contributing to the area’s apocalyptic feel. Given the chaos that reigns here, the city’s law enforcement officials have walled it off and are fighting a stalemated battle with its denizens, a menagerie of the city’s villain population.