“If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels around every country and the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.” – Winston Churchill.
Ironkill’s world is set 100 years into the future after a massive asteroid struck Earth early in the 21st century with cataclysmic results. The old world was utterly changed by the impact of Very Large Asteroid 2020 GH616, nicknamed ‘the God hammer’. The resulting tidal waves, earthquakes and other natural disasters devastated whole nations, raging storms closed the skies to aircraft and the seas were rent by ocean-spanning whirlpools. In the aftermath three power blocs of survivors emerged from the ruins.
The Americas power bloc comprises all of both South and North America. North America suffered particularly badly under the God hammer with much of the East coast inundated by giant Tsunamis and the West coast torn asunder by the failure of the San Andreas fault.
Some parts of West Africa and most of Europe virtually ceased to exist when the God hammer struck. In the Central and Eastern parts of the continent the peoples forged a powerful empire out of the ruins. The African Union has weathered the aftermath of the God hammer better than most.
Greater Asia arose from the remnants of countries along the Pacific Rim. Although they suffered greatly they were among the first to reorganize after the God hammer struck. Greater Asia is the most populace and technologically advanced power bloc in the world of Ironkill.
Written by Andy Chambers