Pentapolis of the Valley
Artifacts of an Urban Alternate Future
In 1989 Ctesias Virus escaped and infected 85% of Earth’s plant and wild life, turning most plants into giant carnivorous organisms. Animals, birds and people that ate the infected food supply found the virus infiltrating them as well, equally mutated to pre-historic sizes and monstrous appearances. Compromised humans were disfigured and mockingly called Unmade. World plants overgrew and destroyed most if not all roads, reducing travel to existing river and canal ways. Infected birds attacked planes with such frequency that air travel has all but been abandoned; slow moving steel dirigible often patrol within the safe manipulated atmosphere of The Walls; the world outside the walls is referred to as the Genesis Garden.
The Resources Wars redefined world boundaries, with individual cities amassing their own powes. Once mighty countries were reduced to loose alliances of city-states and conglomorates. On January 1, 2003 (1/1/03), the USA became the North American Union, NAU, eventually including Mexico and Canada by 2005, thus concluding the Genesis Revolution.
A Blithedale Romance
2054 Disappearing Acts
2054 A Vagabond’s Ways
2058 Lone Vagabond, the
In 6961, after the Seven Year War that lead to The Great Devastation, when in 6954 The Terrain System first successfully came into contact with another sentient life-form and was defeated into isolation, the ECN returned to policing duties; a planetary system wide post-apocalyptic chaos, a Central Governing Council left impotent by the cost of war, science-crimes have skyrocketed in occurrences and inflation runs unchecked. To investigate and stop those that would exploit the cracks in society is counter-terrorist wetworks and anti-crime unit ECN: Assault Cell Alpha.
6989 Sunshine Kimono