The year nineteen fortyfive a desperate end to a war that visited destruction on almost every country in the world. The United States of America it seemed would be the last free country of the world, but there a fiant glimmer of hope. A bomb, a bomb so powerful it could level cities in a instant, flash fry people, unleash terrors not yet known to the world.
The day the American airplane dropped the bomb something went wrong, horribly wrong. Buried hundreds of meters below the surface of Nagasaki was a huge crystal or irregualr porperties. When the atomic bomb went off it unearth the crystal and pulverized, but not disintergrated. Tiny miniscule shards of it traveled the winds of the earth unleashing a horrifying plague.
The plague was utterly blamed on the U.S. every ally turned against for unleashing what they thought a horrilbe bio-weapon, it went against all rules of warfare. Canada and Mexico sided with Hitler and beseeched the U.S. from both sides, with the bulk of it's armies abroad and it's navies patrolling away from home no one could stop the slaughter. Dallas, Houston, San Diego, Maimi, New Orleans were all razed. Burnt to the ground, wiped out of existense, each population sterilized by the troops of the Empire of Mexico.
Canada assaulted in a more civilized fashion, Seattle, Boise, Greatfalls, Bismark, St. Paul and Albany were all occupied and it's citizens inprisoned in their homes. New York was razed and it's mighty shipyards burned to the ground.
That was as far as the war went, the Plague of Nagasaki took root the day after New York fell, 89% of the population in east asia and and the Indo-china islands was wiped out. In the entire region crystal like growths were said to erupt from the ground and odd tree like growth formed slowly and through a toxic pollen into the air. The change was almost over night, fire, ice, explosives, nothing seemed to rate of growth only to spread it more.
Then there came the reports of mutants a month or so later, beasts and altered humans that thrived in crystals. Some even had crystals that grew on them, the people of the crystals were quick tempered and often irreasoanble, the animals were wild. The mutants have incredible powers that can be subtle or horrificly obvious. One thing in common was that most mutants retained who they were, it was awkward to the say the least.
The year now nineteen fifty most of the world is covered in the plague of Nagasaki, or trying to hang onto the last vestiges of humanity. The crystals have grown at an alarming rate, some forming plants that covered the ground and made the soil useless and swarmed the waterways constricting travel by ships. Only the oceans remain free of the crystal taint. Humans have taken to living in great flying cities supported by enormous fans high above the plague, yet recent disputes on what to do with the crystal problem. Forty percent of livable land has been consumed by the lague and sixty percent of the fesh water ways...