A small frontier town in the mid-western part of New Miser, Verdun; Hopes Beginning was founded a decade after the colonization of Verdun, during a small Plutonium rush in nearby mountainside. It's composed mostly of old, repurposed mobile habitation pods, first used by the early colonists before permanent structures could be errected. There are a few constructed permannent structures housing some of the stores and mayors office, but none are more than four stories tall, and are relativley few. Most of the residents work at the local mine, owned by Duren Industrial LLC, making a modest but liveable income. Most of the stores are owned and supplied by Daren Industrial to supply the workers, two notable exceptions are the local saloon, and Constructor workshop. The mayor is elected by the citizens, the current one being a man named Josiah Brun.