Lutrin was hard to find. Having served out his single term after
shepherding Idaho from the corrupt and tyrannical claws of the rulers
in DC and their agents throughout the land, he had quietly retired
to his ranch near Sandpoint, ID in the northern panhandle in Year
One of the Free State Alliance (FSA). The Alliance had expanded
to embrace the former states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Eastern
Washington, Nevada and British Columbia joined two years later by
Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
The Alaskan Republic maintained very close ties with the FSA. Utah
had gone her own way and established a Mormon theocracy. The West
Coast states formed Pacifica but the Green Coalition which maintained
tight control on the economy caused a brain-drain and economic collapse
that splintered the coalition.