'Do you remember it? Not many do. It was paradise - that's all I can recall. Humanity revelled in luxury: they praised at the altar of the iPhone, gave themselves, willingly, to the church of McDonalds, bowed down to their gods of Levis jeans and rolex watches. And all the time, they were ignorant, blissfully ignorant. Even as the scientists and geniuses realised the inevitability of their oncoming doom, nobody really believed their prophecies. Civilisation was too big to fail. Their happiness would never run out; Utopia would be eternal.
'And then it all changed. Within less than a few minutes, almost half the entire population was dead. Anarchy reared its ugly head. Men found meaning in insanity, logic in promiscuity. The old ways of blood and sorcery were upon them again, and their world had been irreversibly changed. Mutants roamed the streets. Death was the only certainty. There was no going back.'
After almost ten years of the ultimate downfall of what is now known as 'The Internet Age', the world is a very, very different place. Wizardry and demon worship, all arts thought long to be extinct have been reborn, and fantastical creatures like elves and centaurs are everywhere.
The world is very different - but just how different? And what does this world really look like? That, friends, is up to you. In this challenge, the objective is to create an entirely new earth. To enter, simply claim an unclaimed piece of land - it can be a country, a city, or even something smaller than that (please don't take entire continents however) - and then make a series of cards to express what that place looks like in this fantastical dystopia, as well as an optional short piece of literature to explain what has happened to this area of the globe.
During the first years of the New Earth, famines spread like an epidemic across the known lands, Death taking the lives of thousands in its steely hands. Despite their best efforts, the few groups of humans scattered across the lands were unable to combat this plague - not only was the dirt coarse and infertile, giving nourishment to only a minority of crops, but these efforts were ruined by the wild rocs of the west. Wishing to aid the local populace, the kindly witch Oilka animated a group of scarecrows, promising they would be friends to the humans - their ultimate goal being to protect the harvest. But they were overly zealous in this sacred duty, concluding that, to protect the harvest, they must slaughter all the humans who would consume their prize, beginning a war against not only the rocs, but also humanity itself in Norway.
Location: Oslo and much of southern Norway.
Of course, I'm sure you know what the map looks like, but, for reference:
Claimed areas without cards are: Greece, Australia, Germany, Alaska, and New Zealand.
Claimed areas with cards are: Oslo/Southern Norway, Mexico, and the Alps.