The Bunker

The Bunker society did not survive earthside from the war itself. Instead, the Bunker is comprised of individuals who fell back to Earth from their stasis pods and automated colony pods. The Bunker itself tracks the darkened skies for other incoming pods, and hurries personnel out to crash sites to try to recover survivors. They’ve been doing this for nearly four hundred years, and every so often the Bunker society dies out entirely when there’s a large enough gap in the impacts. The latest Bunker society is about three generations long and features survivors from China, Nigeria, Japan, Russian, America, EU states, Iran, and other space-faring nations from early 21st century. This latest Bunker society has had a much better chance because they crash-landed with an entire colony pod of medical supplies and hydroelectric power sources.

The players start here. The Bunker itself is a holdover from the 21st Century. It’s about the same tech level as America’s Cheyenne Mountain complex (a mid-20th Century nuclear bunker), and it’s located about an hour’s train ride north of Accra, Ghana- a nation on the northwest coast of Africa. Much of the Bunker is underground, sealed against radiation, but it has a sprawling overground complex too. The Bunker has the most nearby orbital impacts of any earthside structure, and part of the reason is its location: Accra’s geographical coordinates are very close to 0 latitude, 0 longitude (5.5N 0.2W). When the orbital pods stopped receiving guidance data from earthside stations, many of them shut down and put their occupants into long-term stasis. When they restarted or malfunctioned, their computers reacquired (0,0) as their target coordinates, supplying the Bunker with a steady stream of immigrants from the stars.

The Bunker

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