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Beauty Bleak

Beauty Bleak


When the world ended people were expecting sandstorms and dust, not oceans and ice. Even now, humanity struggles to survive, 80 years after The Drop.

821 readers have visited Beauty Bleak since Gasmask created it.


Earth: 2110. The world has fallen to the seas. Apocalypse reigns and the horsemen have yet to arrive.

The Earth fell to a collection of things, as the sun drifted off into another period of sleep, an asteroid hit the moon and forced it closer into the atmosphere of the earth and the ice-caps finally succumbed. This collection of events was nicknamed 'The Drop' by the survivors: as temperatures hit the ground, ocean levels rose and claimed entire continents. The best that mankind could offer could do nothing but watch as the world froze around them.

'The Drop' left visible effects on the planet, constant snowstorms, areas of the planet that went all the way down to -220 degrees and deadly icicle hail. From New York to Pakistan the effects wreaked chaos and changed the planet forever, leaving pale scars across the Pacific. The Earth is now a winter wasteland, and more tortuous cold has yet to arrive.

What humans had been documenting in horror movies for ages had come true. Wolves were the first to adapt to the new climate, some survivors became crippled by loneliness and broke under the cold, becoming less than human. The creatures of the sea became larger, the snow leopards and bears mauled the smaller predators and what was tamed, is no longer.

In these last eighty years, Humanity adapted too. They hunted giant whales for oil. They dived and retrieved old technology from the ruined cities, built cities on the last remaining continents and repurposed large ships to house their cities. Things were looking up for humankind as the now nomadic humans reclaimed the surface of Earth.

Things have changed for your group of survivors, as you are about to find out.

You are a part of an armored convoy of traveling survivors that are currently trundling across the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Texas. The wild desert turned into an even wild deathtrap. The people you are currently with are low on oil and gasoline, and have decided they need a group of their meanest, kindest, and survivalist of their kind to find the resources they need to make it past the brutal eternal winter and across the bleak snowy desert.

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Re: Beauty Bleak

This looks amazing, I too, am also interested but also somewhat confused about the heater concept?

Re: Beauty Bleak

really, really keen on this idea. i will CERTAINLY be joining when you are ready...

but can i get a little more of an idea about the heater concept? i was a little lost.

is it some greedy human that wants to rid the world of ice and go back to how it was.. or am i missing the point? cause i have a habit of doing that :c

Re: Beauty Bleak

I'm very tempted to join this, to be honest.

Re: Beauty Bleak

Badass concept. Count on me joining.

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