Utopia

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With biomes ranging from misty rainforests to arid deserts, Erpo was a sight to behold. Its people, although of the same race, could not be more distinct in terms of culture. In the infancy of Erpo, its inhabitants wandered from their common homeland to continents spanning the far reaches of the world. The inhabitants, regardless of which continent they inhabited, lived a life of peace and wealth. However, certain scientists feared that this prosperity would not last. They predicted that Erpo would be devastated by a mass-extinction level event and scrambled to formulate solutions to survive the impending calamity.

Calamity

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Alas, cataclysmic natural disasters shook Erpo to its core. Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions ravaged the planet and tore through its once pristine biomes. While it seemed as though all hope was lost for the inhabitants of Erpo

Divide

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those scientists had planned for the salvation of their people. They had constructed structures so massive that they could house tens of thousands of survivors. What was peculiar was that the natural disasters that struck the different continents of Erpo were specific to that particular continent. As such, the scientists calibrated their solutions to the specific natural disaster that was devastating their lands.

Hope

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Certain scientists lived on a continent that was laid to waste by earthquakes. They aspired to rise above the land, building a zeppelin that would propel them far beyond the grasp of the smothering smog. Onboard their zeppelin, they built a self-sustaining farm to ensure that they would not have to return to the polluted deltas for food.

Other scientists lived on a continent encircled by the ethereal ocean. That is until it was overrun by cyclones originating from the now tempestuous ocean. They constructed an ark capable of withstanding the turbulent winds of the cyclones and ventured into their very cores to seek refuge. As the cyclones dissipated, those aboard the ark sought out nearby islands to harvest resources from. However, these islands were not spared from the Calamity and would inevitably be engulfed by the raging tides. Hence, the denizens on board the ark were never truly afforded any rest as they were on a perpetual search for cyclones that could serve as temporary sanctuaries.

Another continent was submerged under molten lava and surrounded by stifling smoke in the wake of a catastrophic volcanic eruption. The scientists manufactured a vehicle that served a dual purpose as both a drill and a settlement in an attempt to survive beneath Erpo’s uninhabitable surface. The vehicle tunneled through Erpo’s crust, eventually arriving at its core, where it lay dormant until the volcanic eruptions on the surface had ceased.

Far off on the horizon, another continent was plagued by incessant sandstorms. Those on the surface choked on the air that was saturated with dust and sand particles. Hence, the scientists here decided to carve out the side of a mountain and embed a fortress within it. The inhabitants within this fortress underwent cryostasis to hibernate through the Calamity. After decades of living in these new structures, the inhabitants began to adopt distinctive cultures that revolved around their newfound lifestyles. The scientists had also attempted to contact survivors from the other continents, but this was in vain as the other survivors were either in hiding or had already departed from Erpo’s surface. Hence, the inhabitants within each structure believed that they were the only ones that had persisted through the Calamity.

Rediscovery

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A millennium had passed before the Calamity ended, finally rendering Erpo’s surface inhabitable. The survivors ventured onto the surface, where they were soon able to establish communications with survivors from other continents. The goal of the survivors had shifted from mere survival to expansion of their territory. As such, four factions were established.

Rebirth

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Those aboard the zeppelin referred to themselves as the Visionaries, while those on board the ark called themselves the Seafarers. The inhabitants of the drill labeled themselves the Geologists while those living in the bunker designated themselves as the Unshakable. Each faction now had one major goal. That is, to reclaim what they believed was rightfully theirs.