#reference #220 Earth (n) -
humanities first planet, rendered dead by early human hands.
Humanity has basically made earth uninhabitable during it's early stages (our current period) where we dried up resources and attacked each other for petty reasons. Earth had died by human hands so we, humanity, cast out to colonise new planets. After decades of voyage we found an inhabitable planet, but by then the colony ships were no longer a fleet, H.V Europa XVII was alone.
#reference #221 - see 'paradise' dictionary definition
The planet remained un-named up until the current date, life was bountiful, however something felt wrong to early settlers, but they settled anyway, the ship was low on resources, there was no choice left.
The local wildlife had other ideas, the eco-system had hyper evolved, this was a planet that had life long before Earth ever had, but no species had dominated like humanity, they did however trump humanity, they killed humans with great ease, humanity adapted, stronger and tougher.
#reference #222 - Event - The First Paradise Disaster
Years after Humanity settled, nobody was quite sure what happened on board The Europa that fateful night, but what did happen sealed Humanity to its fate, Europa was anchored in orbit over the settlement, the great vessel plummeted earthward, vapourising a large portion of the settlement and annihilating Humanity and nativity alike, in a blast that shook the continent
#reference #223 [Planetary encyclopedia<tag>] - Humanity - species - sub clause; attributes - Adaptability ~reference.aspct=example
After Europa crashed humans numbered in mere hundreds, however at this point, humans who had survived were considered the second generation, adapted, and the crash served to 'purify' the gene pool, no earth born humans remained, the remains of Europa that could be salvaged, were;
The hospital deck, was mostly unaffected, having had the forethought to realised that if a comet struck Europa, the deck would need to remain stable enough for brain surgery to take place, was largely unaffected after the crash, and was thus scavenged from its housing and taken planetside
the armoury was almost completely fine, most took this as an omen and began to practice with the old firearms, others began to scavenge parts of Europa to develop new weapons, but due to the limits of ammunition supplies melee weapons were developed, combined with new high technology lead to pioneering developments, the Wielders sect was born.
#reference #224 - Event- The Second Paradise Disaster
What humanity never saw coming was the second disaster in a short period of time,
a stellar storm, previously unheard of, burst into existence all contact from other colony ships ceased, Americas, Asias, Africas... All contact ceaces... radiation levels spiked on Paradise but not radiation as humanity knew it, not alpha, beta or gamma, but... something else... something that didn't belong in the human realm.
nature mutated, humanity was largely unaffected besides radiation sickness in a few cases, newer species were captured and analysed, a few Humans volunteered for Experimental operation, involving Mechanisation and Genetics, human experimentation, out of both necessity and interest... mostly for combat reasons... it was now a matter of survival for humanity, few humans remained, outnumbered by beasts on all sides, so we became... stronger
#reference #225 - Event- The Second Paradise Disaster, effects
the wildlife affected by the flare were shown to show higher aggression levels, but another side affect appeared, first generation humans killed in the crash were re-animated, mindless beasts in human form, they were no longer man or woman
#reference #225 - [Planetary encyclopedia<tag>] - Wildlife - species - sub clause; Nova Beasts - sub sub clause; discovery ~reference.aspct=event
but various other anomalies appeared; titanic creatures beyond comprehension appeared, portals to places other wise unseen by humanity... but still unventured, nobody dared enter, what could bring such titanic beasts was a place no man or woman dared to enter.
There were however a few who did not fit into the category of man or woman, they were machines now, they commanded respect and fear wherever they went, they dedicated themselves to the art of destruction, the warmechs, three entered a portal one night.
#reference #226 [planetary encyclopedia<tag] - event - species = sub clause; Nova beasts - sub sub clause; classification ~reference.aspct=event
three nights later, one warmech returned, missing his left arm below the elbow, before words could be exchanged, he was dragged back through. Naturally, the portals were deemed off limits. Those who went near often did not return... or did not return as themselves
Civil unrest soon broke out, some said we should go and destroy these creatures, others, that we should spread out and make this planet our new home world, some said we should focus on our current settlement... humanity soon spread out, and split up and true to human nature, war soon broke out.
Humanity is a curious thing. Though, different factions had different goals, we all united against the common foe; everything else. Humanity would stop to unite briefly under one banner, before infighting set in once more, humans in every settlement would help one another, Sell their wares, but when there was no common foe, the united banner fell and hell broke loose
Paradise was a planet consumed by war... A war for man.