“I had to. The city's disease meant we couldn't have children, so recruiting was the only way to grow. And as we grew, the Mill needed more workers. And, yes, that meant recruiting workers by force. I'm not proud of it, but it's the only way to keep the city supplied and armed.”— Lord Ashur
Continuously watched by the Pitt Raiders, they are forced to run The Pitt's steel industry. In addition, the slaves are also plagued by the Troglodyte Degeneration Contagion, the disease which renders all of The Pitt's inhabitants infertile and turns some of them into wildmen and trogs over time. As a result, they are not exactly overjoyed by their fate and plan a revolution under the leadership of Wernher and Midea, keen on acquiring the cure which is in Lord Ashur's possession.
Most of them are located in Downtown and The Mill, although a couple of dead slaves can be found in the steelyard, presumably recruits of Everett who died during their efforts to retrieve steel ingots, and a few are encountered on the bridge trying to escape.