Downfall, the one fear that humanity has always held since the dawn of time. The fear of everything that man has known has created over
their years spent on earth, gone because of the actions of another, or rather, something that could not be avoided. The world governments had given promises of
that never happening, with plans, groups, resources, every type of idea gathered and created to make sure that nothing could happen to the people under its
guard. So as the years passed, the fears began to disappear, the fear of floods, of never ending fires, of Islamic terrorists with chemical attacks and
kamikaze planes. But the one event that no one was truly prepared for was not the work of an accident or man, but rather Mother Nature, and earth itself.
On June 15th, 2011, every major city in the United States, along with other major cities across the world were hit by earthquakes. Not small ones, but rather the kind you would see in disaster films, the kind that scientists calmed you about, and promised could never happen, and even if such a thing were possible, there would be warning signs years before to warn us. However, that peaceful lie was quickly shattered, as the cities were hit without warning, without preparation, as the damage was laid onto man without mercy. In the first few minutes, Millions had died, more had been injured, as electricity and fresh water were quickly snatched away, the once tall standing buildings were knocked down, and with it, law and order as well. Chaos quickly took hold of the city, some calling the faults of the government to blame for what had happened, others said that this was punishment from god for their sins, while some just didn't know what to believe. Within days, looters were stealing whatever they could find; small bands of raiders were forming, killing whoever they could find, for whatever they had. The realization had set it, help wasn't coming, not for a long time, if not ever.
The question remains, where will you fit in this nightmare? Will you try to help rebuild order and hope for those that have lost it?, will you take advantage of the situation to achieve whatever dark dreams and desires lurk in the back of your mind?, or will you try to simply live for yourself, and fuck anyone else that tries to get in your way?
Welcome to the remains, welcome to Shattered Earth.