Geordi Hawking - Callous Rifleman
Kaktis - Super-Strong Cactus Mutant
Having heard of the Safe Zone on the east coast, the party decided to leave the small village of Rona, on the outskirts of the ruins of LA. They scavenged a car from the ruins, repaired it, and headed northeast...
During their first couple days on the road, Benedict and Geordi repaired their car as best they could. In an abandoned survivalist shelter, Geordi found a large ammo cache, and an electronically locked vault that probably contained riot armour, but couldn't open it. Kaktis found a single frag grenade, and Benedict grabbed a syringe of Nano-Boost, a type of healing nanobot.
The party drove down a raised highway until they discovered that part of it had collapsed, so they retreated and found another way to the south of a city, driving slowly around the rusted hulls of abandoned cars. Geordi heard what sounded like welding, and warned the others just as a pair of primitive robots emerged from the wreckage.
They were made of a single trunk mounted on treads, with two welding arms hanging off the side. There were sensors on the trunk, a large antenna on top, and many loose hydraulic lines running down the arms. Ben tried to evade them as best he could, but in the close confines of the scrapped cars, the slow robots kept pace, and started welding their car apart, while Geordi and Kaktis unsuccessfully shot and punched them.