Young runners with varying degrees and types of enhancements brave the environmental hazards, predators, and competitors to reclaim materials and objects. Often belittled for putting their lives at risk when anyone with resources and a brain would do it remotely by bots, runners are sometimes the first to make new discoveries, many of which bots wouldn’t think to notice. Runners are usually raised on the frontier of civilization. They brave the metal cliffs, the endless chasms of ore, and even the alloy fields that are full of lost world explosives.
Runners are the small hungry children running through the bazaar, grabbing what they can in order to survive before any of the considerable dangers notice them.