In Fire We Forge
++ Earth, home of the player characters a dying world after 24 years of war, and nuclear terror. The Small groups of settlements huddle behind large walls to feel safe while the mutants and walker’s wander the wastelands. Each community doing what it can to survive some more harsh than others. The war did not end, there is no cease fire, no call for peace just 8 new super powers in a new cold war. For 3 years communications between the colonies is spotty at best. But everyone saw the giant sphere enter the earth’s orbit and drop it’s strange cargo in Saint-Nazaire, France. They all heard that the land around the area became lush and clean, the irradiated land was no longer dangerous for 50 miles around this strange stone and metal alter. each colony was also sent a gift from the sphere, supplies and knowledge, resources and a message of peace. the sphere is also acting as a satellite allowing the colonies to communicate, both a blessing and a curse you could say.
++ Bilibino, Russia: The Russian Colony has a Arctic climate and no roads, receives an average of 92 inches of rain in June-August. A 4 reactor nuclear power plant lies dormant in the northern region. The colony has the smallest population at 209,200 (67 % Russian, 10% Ukrainians, 6% Chukchi People, 6% Chinese, 5% Mongolian, 4% Kazakh, 2% Tibetan). Food rationing has been successful in the region and water concerns are light. Radiation is worst in the the southern area leaving the colony mostly safe except during the dry weather of March and April. Light Precautions are taken during those months though. All Children of the age of 14 to 16 are taught how to fire a standard Ksvk 12.7mm Sniper Rifle and are placed high in the walls defense towers. training and service lasts one year. Sphere day was a cause for panic, if the war was not bad enough lets have aliens come and finish us off that was the thought of many of this small colonies people. Even when the gifts fell from the heavens the Russian’s where hesitant.