The Day of Arrival, often simply shorted to "The Arrival" refers to the date of November someday in the year 2014, in which the Power Armors came to Earth and Humanity learned it was not alone in the cosmos.
Onset and EffectsEdit
The time of the Arrival and the new era of the world was marked by the sudden appearance of an alien spaceship with Earth's orbit. Almost as soon as it was noticed, the ship sheered in half in what many believe was an apparent attempt to decelerate. One half of the ship was pushed away from Earth by the division, and eventually came to rest at a point between the Earth and its Moon. This site was later dubbed the Galient Site.
The other half of the alien vessel continued to fall towards Earth, quickly becoming trapped within the gravity well and dragged to Earth. This section of the ship fell slowly, perhaps attempting to save itself from a crash landing, burning through the sky, raining wreckage and debris downwards on its path and shedding its cargo, the assembly pods, across the breadth of the globe before finally crashing into the Atlantic Ocean. The final impact caused small tsunamis which were able to reach and damage portions of the Eastern coast of the United States and Portugal. The area the ship half came to rest at was labeled as the Mythic Site. The public reaction was immediate, as there were few who could have missed the bright light, flaming streak across the sky, and the rain of spaceship debris and meteorites. Though the response differed in means and severity according to each region, the common factor was widespread fearmongering and dissent, as people took to their guns expecting either a third World War, an alien invasion, or both. The common social order quickly broke down in some areas, while the violence only intensified in places where it never even existed in the first place.
The situation was only made worse by the appearance of certain individuals equipped with power armor retrieved from the wreckage of the ship. A great many of these individuals quickly began to flaunt their abilities and take advantage of their newfound status. A few petty revenges soon escalated into all-out turf wars between gangs and groups of armors, and battles between people who would have been living normal lives, walking past one another alongside the street just days before, soon became commonplace. Those without Armor found themselves and their living spaces subject to battle lines being drawn spontaneously and daily on impulse.
Larger, older and more well-established countries, such the United States and members of the European Union were able to recover fairly quickly, fairly often with the use of military force, while less well-off regions, such as many of the nations of Africa and particularly troubled regions of the Middle East were effectively reduced to ongoing warzones by the infighting.
Though first received as an worldwide disaster, the Arrival itself did not prove to prelude the end of the world as many had thought. Only Australia, being directly beneath the ship fragment's point of entry to Earth, received any major damage as a result of the ship's descent. Other regions of the world received only minor damage and collectively few direct casualties, while the tsunamis resulting from the crash caused damage to shoreline settlements but no deaths. Most of the ensuing property damage and loss of life was instead caused first by the widespread riots, and shortly after by the human individuals equipped with power armor produced by the alien ship's stray cargo. The events following after the Arrival, namely the rise of the Pack and the ensuing feud between it and the other nascent factions, quickly eclipsed the event that made such spectacles possible.
The eventual revelation that the sunken portion of the ship did indeed carry a still-living crew, and their continued use of that portion of the vessel as a terrestrial base of operations has reignited public interest in the event, as many clamor to seek answers for the many questions surrounding the arrival of aliens to Earth.