Wastrels are Wellies who have reacted badly to Joy, causing several symptoms, like bleeding and schizophrenia. They are the first enemy the player encounters, being at the Garden District .
Because of their allergy they are socially banned and shunned, being unable to get to the other areas and getting brutally attacked by Wellies and Bobbies alike, and as such, they attack players who look like them and get suspicious of high-on-joy people. They live on the outside of Wellington Wells.
While they are still formidable opponents, they aren't as paranoid as their non-allergic cousins and if the player stays away from joy and fine clothing they will be fine.