In the year 2002, we learned that we were not alone.
On May 23rd, 2002 – a day that
will be forever remembered for its wicked barbarity
– the world was suddenly and deliberately attacked.
A thousand points of light lit up the sky across America,
Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia and each light was
a gateway into hell. The Rikti declared war on all of
The Rikti attack was well-coordinated
and clearly planned out months or years in advance.
Tens of thousands of alien invaders poured into our
world, bent on our destruction. The heroes of the world
banded together, and finally turned the tide. The cost
to Earth and her heroes was immense, but finally the
back of the Rikti army was broken by Hero 1 and Omega
Cut off from their homeworld, the Rikti
cells that remained retreated to the shadows, fighting
a guerrilla war for their continued existence. The rebuilding
began, and veterans spoke of the Rikti War as a thing
of the past. Then the signs began again, but we did
not see them.
Strange anomalies and seismic activity
on the moon caused catastrophic tidal surges on Earth,
causing the Overbrook Dam to burst and flood sections
of Faultline in Paragon City. Satellites transmissions
were interrupted by “space static.’ Contact
with the moon base and space station became spotty,
and then silent. There were warnings from Vanguard,
but we did not listen.
Once the United Nation Security Council’s
elite super-powered hero force, Vanguard was struggled
to rebuild after the war. The survivors made up a skeleton
force and their dire warnings were ignored in the joyful
days after the war, written off as fear-mongering and
Today, the skies over Paragon City are
filled with dark grey thunderheads. It is the same in
the Rogue Isles, Europe, and across the globe. Small
ships dart through the heavy weather … and there
are so very many of them….The Rikti have returned.
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