History of the JOFAmily
In the old days, before the catastrophe that came to reshape the whole world, a big part of the country was ruled from Malung. (At least according to some sources). Colonel Niss had her base in Malung, and she was an energetic older woman with an ambition. She built her empire with scraps that others failed to see value in, mostly materials like odd pieces of leather, plastics and various scrap metal that remained from other industries. The ability to find use for things that others dismissed as useless gave Colonel Niss a great economic advantage, which because of this were able to produce magnificent armors and close combat weapons at almost no production costs. For people to be able to discern her products in a fast and simple way, she decided to mark them with her family name: JOFA.
In time Colonel Niss expanded her business violently. Because the production demanded great work efforts, but the work in it self was delicate, she decided to only hire family. The fact that her family in it self was not big enough was not a problem, because as we all know, you can always make more family! Colonel Niss appointed a "family committee" which were to secure the expansion of the family. Becoming a member of the family could happen in a lot of ways, usually through a kind of contract. These days it is not known what the contract said, but what is clear is that it involved some kind of spectacular initiation.
Colonel Niss was well-known to keep her friends close, and to ally herself with the most prominent people nearby. It did not take a long time before the JOFAmily were well-known and respected in the area. The years went by and in time Colonel Niss became too old to accompany the family on their expeditions, and after a time in bed she perished. During the following decades the remaining family members managed the business, and when the big catastrophe happened, the JOFA-armors and weapons became really requested. This new world with their slightly violent societies demanded some high quality equipment. The Family had expanded in such a way that some of them started to make longer expeditions, and even settling down in other parts of the country. They became the objects of great success in the serach for finding more materials and knowledge. During one of the expeditions to the north, they heard the tales of a legend which originated from before the big catastrophe. It was the legend of the Golden Puck!
The legend of the Golden Puck
The Legend tells a tale about a Golden Puck, which according to old manuscripts, are said to possess a great value. The Documents are so stale nowadays that the text is almost impossible to read, but it can be understood that the one who holds the Golden Puck have got a big upper hand in combat. According to some statements it is said to bring great happiness and luck to the person or group which holds it in their fist.
The JOFAmily down-regulated their production of armors and weapons to be able to spend more time looking for the Golden Puck. Many years of searching in the wasteland followed and the family lost many members. At one point it seems like the JOFAmily actually found the Golden Puck and got into a fight with each other, whereupon it was lost again. This quarrel is supposed to have led to a great difference in opinion on what the familys purpose was, and some of them left. These JOFAs became known as "STIGAs", which is an ancient word for traitor, and is actually the worst thing you can call a member of the JOFAmily.
The JOFAmily today
The once so powerfull and fierce JOFAmily are nowadays.... a fun bunch. The part of the family which have now settled down in Stråssa have come down from the northern parts of the country, where they lived for many generations, cultivating their questionable morals and enriching the family relations even further. Nowadays it is kind of hard to make out the biological family bonds, quite often a persons sister can also be the persons grandmother and uncle. But what does it matter when they are all good friends that are happy together! Of course one becomes extra happy when the opportunity to make some caps or to play someone a prank turns up!
Don't make the mistake to call the JOFAmily stupid, because event though they have a certain appearance they are very capable if they want to be. The fact that they solve their problems and tasks in a slightly different way than what is reasonable is a different matter.
Members of the JOFAmily
Freya af Robur
Quercus af Robur
Nils Oscar "Brännarn" Andersson
Saik "AIK" Snusson
He is lowest in the pecking order in the Jofa-clan. He's respected....almost...but is often the target of jokes and pranks. He's the baby brother of the group but wants, wishes and sometimes believes that he's higher up in the hierarchy. He seeks status by interact with "cooler people". Which almost always fails due to his incompetent social skills. He has been a member of the Jofamily since birth and would do anything for them.
Long lost Jofa Lundgren