The NecroMech Dossier Core Manual April 2018 - Page 8

Empire Defense Directorate Situational Assessment The following report has been compiled from Empire Defense Directorate agency documents examining the Rip event as well it’s results, the Post-War Psychic Phenomenon, and the overall impact to the British Empire. Background Report (Source: ORE, Date: 17 th March 1949) The event that changed the world, later to be known as the “Rip”, was set in motion when the Enola Gay dropped the Uranium-based “Little Boy” atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6 th , 1945. The devastating immediate destruction of 80,000 souls’ results in an almost translucent ripple that radiates out from the impact point. Its effects go unnoticed, the reaction of the surviving animals, which cowered and whimpered as the wave passed, being attributed to the explosion and resulting blast wave. Even the continued subdued behavior of pets, livestock, and all wildlife throughout the surrounding 500 miles, all the way to Kagoshima in the southwest and Tokyo in the northeast, was masked under the on-going effects of the bombing and war with the allies. The scene was set. When Bockscar carried Plutonium- based “Fat Man” to Nagasaki on August 9 th no one could have predicted the result. As had happened at Hiroshima the combined energy release both nuclear and that due to the violent death and suffering of over 75,000 people traveled outward, until it reached Page 8