Black Horse Ranch is a pre-war suburban community in Athens, California that has been converted into the main residential and support complex of the Raider Alliance.
Prior to the Great War, Black Horse Ranch was one of the two main suburban communities in Athens, along with Mission Palms. It was an upper-class residential community catering to more affluent residents of the Cajon Pass, and part of the planned community that rose up around Athens-Tec Mine. Like in neighboring Mision Hills, its residents were caught in a panicked military evacuation of the town as the Great War struck, resulting in them leaving many of their belongings and vehicles behind.
After the War, the town was re-occupied by the descendants of some of the surviving Athens residents and mine employees, who fortified and restored the walled community, converting it into a small fortress. Home to their families, commanders and Elite Guard, the community was tended to by domestic slaves and sustained by corn fields and water from Black Bear Lake.