Gather round kids and Old Jim will tell you a story.
Once upon a time, back when people paid for food with paper, ate creatures that didn’t try to eat you back and buildings tended to have the correct number of walls there were there were two huge gangs. Our side and theirs.
They really didn’t get on
The two gangs hurled insults, built nukes and whined at each other for decades, until eventually they got poor, bored and hungry so they went home and got proper jobs.
Their Nukes didn’t just disappear though, they sat about rusting in silos until a couple of decades later somebody skipped the insults and whining and launched nukes without warning
needless to say, that was a shitty idea
Cut to the decades of firestorms, the weeks of retaliations, the months of blind fires, the years of misfires, malfunctions and accidental cook-offs.
Finally, cue the world we live in, The Desolation.
so yeah, it’s not going that well for us
But we Humans survived (albeit only barely) and after a few decades of mostly desperation, cannibalism, sickness and getting hunted by the new mutant animals we got our act together.
Recently we’ve even started to build up some new settlements worthy the name “town.”
So who else is out there?
Glad you asked, ’cause there’s some new neighbours.
Don’t be a prat all your life kid, you know what a bloody Human is. Chances are if you look around you’ll see a whole mess of them.
Irradiated mutants, former humans who when subjected to lethal amounts of radiation were saved by a rare mutation of their MC1R gene. Blessed with near-immortality and cursed with a gradual mental decline.
Kinda like my ol’ grandadz but you know, a bit more flaky and radioactive.
Genetically engineered super soldiers, their genes spliced with the finest of aggression enhancers, survival adaptions and intellect suppression. subjected to decades of training and military drill.
Big scary folk, heavy on protein powder but increasingly light on brains.