Discover Worlds of Adventure
Chaos is not spawned over night. Decades of poor decisions, bad luck, and anger spill into a blighted world.
Stories from the War opens in 2055. But the problems begin much earlier…
An outbreak of a disease affecting cattle mutates when a host carrying a cornavirus capable of widely infecting multiple species begins a worldwide pandemic compounded by slow response times and untracked hosts.
Find how we survive here.
Perception holds that change is slow. Sea levels creep upwards, nibbling at protective dunes and the footings of beachside houses. We will witness climate change unfolding as a slow motion disaster, best seen in reverse and through time lapse. Perceptions are wrong.
Learn about the destruction here.
When Harvey’s Flu ended in 2039, most countries felt lessons had been learned. If another disease arose and threatened to reach pandemic status, proven precautions were in place to lessen the spread and quickly contain the outbreak. They were ready for another flu. That isn’t what came.
Learn about the spread and aftermath here.
Sea level rise began eating the east coast of the United States in the 1990s. By 2025 with the rapid melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, the infrastructure of east coast cities was under threat. Water systems, sewage treatment, streets, and buildings were over a century old. What time, population growth, and natural decay hadn’t stressed to the breaking point, the sea threatened to consume.
The outlands began because the land and weather wouldn’t support people. Drought stripped the moisture from the surface. Wells pumped the aquifers dry. Wind sent clouds of topsoil barreling across the plains. Sometimes you couldn’t tell if the black clouds coming were born of soil or from rampant weather. Both spawned tornadoes. One buried houses, roads, fences, livestock, and fields. The other ripped them apart.
Read about the formation of the outlands here.
Resistance to the military’s involvement in controlling the Outlands, as the semi-abandoned area of the USA’s southwest were dubbed in 2045, was individual and easily swept aside. The encroachment of military control on the weakened governments of remaining cities, those not devastated by hurricanes Lempert or Dexter, began insidiously as help.
Discover the reasons behind the government change here.
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