Rynn is being shipped off to Vegas Prison, a for-profit facility run by a former Earth Military Coalition squad known as the Black Watch. The prison itself was run by the infamous Black Jonah for a number of years, until he resigned and took a much more lucrative deal from Echelon, a private military coalition.
This episode gives us our first glimpse of Nolan's new ride, the Lawkeeper Charger. After Arkfall, Earth Republic discovered a cache of perfectly preserved Dodge vehicles in an underground chamber beneath old Detroit. They ripped out their internal combustion engines, wiring and suspension, replacing them with alien technology.
These creatures you see here are called Sabre Wolves. They're the same monsters Nolan fought in the woods in the first episode.
The snake is a Savumouth, native to the planet Irath. Savumouth are similar to the American cottonmouth and its name comes from the Irathient word for "backwash." The venom of Savumouth has hallucinogenic properties. In small does, it breaks down the subject's will, acting like a truth serum. Larger doses can produce strange visions, and even lead to death.
Remember Irisa's damaged wrists we saw back in Episode 2? Now we know what caused it - Thesei's torture of her when she was a little girl.
The horrors of the Pale Wars forced many humans and aliens to turn to faith for answers. The Church of Harmony was an attempt to reconcile human and Votan religious beliefs - finding commanlities that allowed the races to understand each other. Many of the fringe cults that spring up at that time weren't so benevolent. Thesho's cult promised salvation at the hands of the Alakta (or "devouring mother") - who he believes Irisa is.
The Land Coach is a mass transit vehicle converted for travel across the dangerous Badlands. Two major companies dominate the Land Coach business. APS (Armored Parcel Service) specializes in secure cargo delivery, while Overland Transport specializes in ferrying passengers across the terraformed landscape. Land Coaches can be found all over the video game, and players will find APS drop boxes scattered throughout the Bay Area.
The Land Coach was constructed from the ground up on the chassis of a refrigerated "international" five tone delivery truck. All of the travelling shots were filmed while the vehicle drove in one continuous figure 8 through a gravel pit.