Earth (Aftermath)

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The Aftermath (FM-Towns Port)
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World map of the Aftermath

2112 A.D., also called the Aftermath is one of the four major time-zones accessible through the time doors within the alternate history of Earth created by Minax's disruptions in Ultima II.



Description[edit]

The state of the Earth in 2112 was caused by a massive (and likely nuclear) struggle of major nations against one another the year prior. The end result was a cataclysm so great that human civilization was wiped out, and the planet was left an infertile, burnt husk, with large impact craters in the places where New San Antonio, Northern China, and much of southeastern Europe and the Middle East once stood. The only survivors of this time were those able to escape this hellish fate by means of the time doors, and the only settlement of the era was Pirates Harbour, a city in Russia seemingly created by the gathered remnants of the old Soviet Union.

During the quest to destroy Minax, it was necessary for the Stranger to enter this blighted time, as it was the only accessible period in history where the technology for space travel could be found, and the hero had pressing business to engage in upon the fabled Planet X.

It is assumed that after the defeat of Minax and the return of the time stream to its normal course, that this future ceased to be.

Lore[edit]

The climax was the devastation of 2111, Minax's greatest triumph, when ancient civilizations born of love and beauty, wisdom and reason, turned on one another in hatred and destroyed most of the very earth that had nurtured them. If it were not for the time doors, we would not be here now. Only the ability to move in time enabled any living thing to survive...

The post devastation period once thought of as the future. Much of life and all known civilization has ceased to exist. As we learn more of the enchantress Minax, we become convinced of her single-handed perpetration of the entire devastation itself and all that led to it. Note that much of the land mass has been wiped out, especially the key centers and most troublesome hotspots of the great Sino-Russo-American Era.

Ultima II Time Zones
Pangea Baradin's Town
1423 B.C. Castle of Lord British Le Jester Towne Linda
1990 A.D. Castle of Lord British New San Antonio Port Bonifice
Aftermath Pirates Harbour
Time of Legends Shadowguard