Teams of the Intercity Cistern League

Cascadia United

The state team of Cascadia, C.U. is based in the Seattle- Vancouver Megacity, and has become perhaps the biggest phenomenon in new North American sports. Cascadia United has perhaps the most backing of any Cistern team, and the largest population to draw on, but also the least historical connection to the sport. Cascadia State University is responsible in many ways for the investment and media attention that has come to Cistern in the northern regions, following their usage of it as a cross-training sport for football, eventually leading to College Cistern in the Cascadian region. On the pitch, Cascadia United is noted for their raw athleticism and reliability. The Nutritionary Sciences Department of CSU provided a number of augmentation diets during the early 2040s that called into question the very nature of augmentation and performance enhancement in the field of sports. Though the NSD augmentations are now banned, their training regimen still places them at, or near, the top .

Bakersfield Sound

Initially founded in Portland before Reclamationist return brought a significant population back to California, the Bakersfield Sound was the favored team of the agricultural classes of the Central Valley who maintained a degree of unity around cultural artifacts, even in light of their rapidly changing ways of life. On the field, the Bakersfield Sound is known for their grand theatricality, frequently blending the role of player and mascot to massively confuse the other team. This, coupled with their tendency to sing though the entire game as a sort of code to ensure rapid coordination, the Sound's primary asset their use of rapid communication and subterfuge to overcome raw athletic ability.

Yuma Fremen

Their name inspired by the water-conserving sand people in the novel Dune, the Yuma Fremen is the largest Zoner team in the Intercity Cistern League. Founded in the Ashland border camp in 2036, they made a name for themselves with a dramatic debut game with The State of Jefferson. The Fremen are known for playing an intense endurance game, especially as raiders. Their first point man, the notorious Emilia Prince, developed a strategy around simply locking down all members of the opposing team as intently as possible, forcing a 1:1 ratio on the cans. The Fremen are also known for excelling in open fields, using Coach Juan Delacroix's "Vector Momentum Theory." This granted them a substantial advantage in interception over their counterparts.

State of Jefferson

Another product of the climactic 2036 Ashland border game, The State of Jefferson was initially comprised of locals from the Jeffersonian region, and born out of a desire to create a greater degree of political unity among the Jeffersonian Secessionist Movement. Following a degree of investment by Alvar P. Spaulding, the noted wind-industrialist and Redding native, The State became one of the top teams to transcend out of the amateur leagues to the Intercity League. Though Spaulding's dreams of Jeffersonian independence have been met with mixed results, his acumen as a promoter and showman is unparalleled, and the State of Jefferson has become known in many cases for the complex emotional narratives of its players, frequently dramatized in monologue to reporters. Following touchdowns in early games, several players were given microphones, connected to drone-lifted speakers, and professed grand confessional statements about their personal lives. While this attracted attention and money from the sale of various forms of swag, the team was not known for its skill on the field until the development of the Jeffersonian Star tactic, a massive improvement on other encirclement practices developed by other teams.