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6th Apr '16 6:09:52 PM Pepinson
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* SealedEvilInACan: The Siberian Holocaust rampaged across Russia for a month before it seemed to run out of steam--and in 1953, the world learned the hard way that it had just run out of bodies to consume. This time, it took ''three years'' and the total evacuation of every city in its path to stop it. It's currently lying dormant at the center of a five-mile-wide ForbiddenZone in the Gobi Desert, where a joint military task force made up of British, Union, Byzantine, and Chinese soldiers are dead set on making sure that nobody ever gets close to it again.

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* SealedEvilInACan: The Siberian Holocaust rampaged across Russia Mongolia for a month before it seemed to run out of steam--and in 1953, the world learned the hard way that it had just run out of bodies to consume. This time, it took ''three years'' and the total evacuation of every city in its path to stop it. It's currently lying dormant at the center of a five-mile-wide ForbiddenZone in the Gobi Desert, where a joint military task force made up of British, Union, Byzantine, and Chinese soldiers are dead set on making sure that nobody ever gets close to it again.
6th Apr '16 5:47:19 PM Pepinson
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* {{AKA47}}: Semi-example. Firearms have taken on a slightly different form over the course of history, developed in response to the abilities and weaknesses of the latest undead menace, and even the few guns we recognize are manufactured by different firms. Assault rifles are nonexistant, and Mikhail Kalashnikov is known primarily for his variable battle rifle, the AR-15. West African arms firm De Boers cornered the phallic symbol market in the 60s with the distinctive PAK shot-pistol, and four out of five big screen terrorists carry the sinister-looking M6 machine pistol, a Chinese gun known for terrible design, shoddy construction, and such awful, ''awful'' performance that its use in the the catastrophic Battle of Myanmar inspired the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy cliche still in use in modern cinema.

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* {{AKA47}}: Semi-example. Firearms have taken on a slightly different form over the course of history, developed in response to the abilities and weaknesses of the latest undead menace, and even the few guns we recognize are manufactured by different firms. Assault rifles are nonexistant, and Mikhail Kalashnikov is known primarily for his variable battle rifle, the AR-15. West African arms firm De Boers cornered the phallic symbol market in the 60s with the distinctive PAK shot-pistol, and four out of five big screen terrorists carry the sinister-looking M6 machine pistol, a Chinese gun known for terrible design, shoddy construction, and such awful, ''awful'' performance that its use in the the catastrophic Battle of Myanmar Tezpur inspired the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy cliche still in use in modern cinema.



** The Universal Roman Church instituted by Julianos Konstantinos, fusing over a dozen polytheistic traditions into a single cohesive church in an attempt to fight the growing power of the Empyreum. Over time, the name underwent the same Latin-to-Greek-to-Romance mutation that the Universal Christian Church underwent in our own timeline, and modern Universal Romans simply call themselves Catholics. Also has numerous sects of varying degrees of orthodoxy, mostly split over the modern study of comparative religion--whether Tyr is an aspect of Mars, as traditionally held, for example, or whether modern linguistic taxonomies prove that he is actually one of the faces of Deus Pater (Greatest and Best, Glory Be Upon Him And All His Peoples). Other points of contention include what to do about the Way of the Wheel and Sphere, a Dharmist religion on the other side of the planet that has the same linguistic and stylistic elements that unify the Catholic pantheons, and how all the religions that can't be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia fit into the grand scheme of things.

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** The Universal Roman Church instituted by Julianos Konstantinos, fusing over a dozen polytheistic traditions into a single cohesive church in an attempt to fight the growing power of the Empyreum. Over time, the name underwent the same Latin-to-Greek-to-Romance mutation that the Universal Christian Church underwent in our own timeline, and modern Universal Romans simply call themselves Catholics. Also has numerous sects of varying degrees of orthodoxy, mostly split over the modern study of comparative religion--whether Tyr is an aspect of Mars, as traditionally held, for example, or whether modern linguistic taxonomies prove that he is actually one of the faces of Deus Pater (Greatest and Best, Glory Be Upon Him And All His Peoples). Other points of contention include what to do about the Way of the Wheel and Sphere, a Dharmist religion on the other side of the planet that has the same linguistic and stylistic elements that unify the Catholic pantheons, and how all the religions that can't be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia Kazakhstan fit into the grand scheme of things.
6th Jun '14 3:15:36 PM StFan
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--> '''Zack:''' Tac-Con, unit is out of kill zone; you may drop the package at your leisure. You know, one of those Westric gits called him a monster. Just thought he oughtta know. Over.
--> '''Louis:''' I'll tell him that, Recon. Releasing locking clamps in ten. Over.
--> '''Zack:''' Bring the bloody whirlwind, Tac-Con. Over.

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--> '''Zack:''' -->'''Zack:''' Tac-Con, unit is out of kill zone; you may drop the package at your leisure. You know, one of those Westric gits called him a monster. Just thought he oughtta know. Over.
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Over.\\
'''Louis:''' I'll tell him that, Recon. Releasing locking clamps in ten. Over.\\
'''Zack:''' Bring the bloody whirlwind, Tac-Con.
Over.
--> '''Zack:''' Bring the bloody whirlwind, Tac-Con. Over.



[[Series/DoctorWho Not a planet with]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E15PlanetOfTheDead a load of sand and some stingrays.]] In fact, predates it by about six months.

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[[Series/DoctorWho Not a planet with]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E15PlanetOfTheDead [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead a load of sand and some stingrays.]] In fact, predates it by about six months.
4th Jan '13 9:05:48 AM allboyband
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[[Series/DoctorWho Not a planet with a load of sand and some stingrays.]] In fact, predates it by about six months.

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[[Series/DoctorWho Not a planet with with]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E15PlanetOfTheDead a load of sand and some stingrays.]] In fact, predates it by about six months.
1st Apr '12 8:24:48 AM Pepinson
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* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: People who starve to death, filled with despair, come back as flesh-eating, skeletal undead with a massive HealingFactor and a disease-ridden bite. They've been a fact of life longer than any other undead--some of the earliest known human remains have telltale signs of ghoulification, and they're part of the heraldic tradition, symbolizing strife.
1st Apr '12 12:16:20 AM Pepinson
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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Invictine and Mithraic Churches, both real religions that were absorbed by Christianity, took on much of the same trappings and survived into the present day.

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* CrystalDragonJesus: The Invictine Without Christianity, two Roman faiths became dominant in western Europe, and Mithraic Churches, due to shared culture and history they both real inherited many philosophical and stylistic elements of real-world Christianity.
** The Roman imperial cult, which over time has grown to incorporate regional forms of Germanic ancestor worship and become the Empyrean Church. Historically prevalent on the Atlantic coast, but also along the Elbe and Volga rivers due to Saxon incursions in the second century. Has an Orthodox element with over two thousand revered ancestors, and a reform element that attempts to reconcile mythology and modern history, reducing the pantheon to as few as three hundred in the process.
** The Universal Roman Church instituted by Julianos Konstantinos, fusing over a dozen polytheistic traditions into a single cohesive church in an attempt to fight the growing power of the Empyreum. Over time, the name underwent the same Latin-to-Greek-to-Romance mutation that the Universal Christian Church underwent in our own timeline, and modern Universal Romans simply call themselves Catholics. Also has numerous sects of varying degrees of orthodoxy, mostly split over the modern study of comparative religion--whether Tyr is an aspect of Mars, as traditionally held, for example, or whether modern linguistic taxonomies prove that he is actually one of the faces of Deus Pater (Greatest and Best, Glory Be Upon Him And All His Peoples). Other points of contention include what to do about the Way of the Wheel and Sphere, a Dharmist religion on the other side of the planet that has the same linguistic and stylistic elements that unify the Catholic pantheons, and how all the
religions that were absorbed by Christianity, took on much of the same trappings and survived can't be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia fit into the present day.grand scheme of things.



* SealedEvilInACan: The Siberian Holocaust rampaged across Russia for a month before it seemed to run out of steam--and in 1953, the world learned the hard way that it had just run out of bodies to consume. This time, it took ''three years'' and the total evacuation of every city in its path to stop it. It's currently lying dormant at the center of a five-mile-wide ForbiddenZone in the Gobi Desert, where a joint military task force made up of British, Byzantine, and Chinese soldiers are dead set on making sure that nobody ever gets close to it again.

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* SealedEvilInACan: The Siberian Holocaust rampaged across Russia for a month before it seemed to run out of steam--and in 1953, the world learned the hard way that it had just run out of bodies to consume. This time, it took ''three years'' and the total evacuation of every city in its path to stop it. It's currently lying dormant at the center of a five-mile-wide ForbiddenZone in the Gobi Desert, where a joint military task force made up of British, Union, Byzantine, and Chinese soldiers are dead set on making sure that nobody ever gets close to it again.



* {{Uberwald}}: Eastern Europe is ruled by a clan of feuding vampires and dominated by a trippy Syro-Roman mystery religion involving lots of phallic symbols and animal sacrifice. Their primary saving grace, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, is that they keep to themselves and act as a powerful buffer between China and Britannia.



* UnitedEurope: The League of Nations is still active and vocal, though not terribly powerful--with superpowers on both sides, Europe is united as much by survival as by a handful of often-overlapping treaties and trade agreements.



** The common zombie, known as the Bedlam ghoul or plaguewight before the development of a comprehensive undead taxonomy. These are the classic zombies, vulnerable primarily to fire and headshots, and responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire. Today, they're only a threat to undeveloped African countries, who are... [[BeliefMakesYouStupid culturally underequipped]] to deal with the walking dead. [[ScriptWank By which I mean they're a bunch of superstitious primitives who try to hold the world's most dangerous pathogen at bay with assault rifles and voodoo! AIDS allegory? What AIDS allegory?!]]
** The Red Frenzy, a fast-acting strain that causes delirium, violent paranoia, and muscle spasms within a few hours of infection, making the living even more dangerous than the zombies they become. It first appeared in 15th-century Spain, and forced a complete rethink of the country's military policies, causing them to abandon the inaccurate musket in favor of old-school heavy cavalry. This, unfortunately, left them utterly unprepared for the living soldiers of the rest of the world, and modern-day Spain is part of Portugal, which in turn swears allegiance to the House of Basarab, making it the only Mithraic state in predominantly Invictine western Europe.
** The Slow Creep, an especially insidious ''slow''-onset strain that popped up in Pakistan around 1821. It can take weeks before the first symptoms (excessive sweating and salivation) present, and by the time the infected notice that their blood isn't clotting normally, their bodily fluids are saturated with the pathogen. As contagious as the common cold and a good deal nastier, the only thing keeping it from becoming the public health issue of the century was the isolated location of the initial outbreaks, which prevented it from making it to major population centers for another fifty years--during which John Tyndall discovered penicillin.

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** The common zombie, known as the Bedlam ghoul or plaguewight before the development of a comprehensive undead taxonomy. These are the classic zombies, vulnerable primarily to fire and headshots, and responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire. Today, they're only a threat to undeveloped African countries, who are... [[BeliefMakesYouStupid culturally underequipped]] to deal with the walking dead. [[ScriptWank By which I mean they're zombie germ is largely under control in Europe, but makes a bunch of superstitious primitives who try to hold the world's most dangerous pathogen at bay with assault rifles and voodoo! decent living in central Africa as an AIDS allegory? What AIDS allegory?!]]
allegory.
** The Red Frenzy, a fast-acting strain that causes delirium, violent paranoia, and muscle spasms within a few hours of infection, making the living even more dangerous than the zombies they become. It first appeared in 15th-century Spain, and forced a complete rethink of the country's military policies, causing them to abandon the inaccurate musket in favor of old-school heavy cavalry. This, unfortunately, left them utterly unprepared for the living soldiers of the rest of the world, and modern-day Spain is part of Portugal, which in turn swears allegiance to the House of Basarab, making it the only Mithraic state in predominantly Invictine Catholic western Europe.
** The Slow Creep, an especially insidious ''slow''-onset strain that popped up in Pakistan Tamil Nadu around 1821. It can take weeks before the first symptoms (excessive sweating and salivation) present, and by the time the infected notice that their blood isn't clotting normally, their bodily fluids are saturated with the pathogen. As contagious as the common cold and a good deal nastier, the only thing keeping it from becoming the public health issue of the century was the isolated location of the initial outbreaks, which prevented it from making it to major population centers for another fifty years--during which John Tyndall discovered penicillin.
13th Sep '11 2:13:24 PM tombcannon
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[[DoctorWho Not a planet with a load of sand and some stingrays.]] In fact, predates it by about six months.

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[[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho Not a planet with a load of sand and some stingrays.]] In fact, predates it by about six months.
17th Aug '10 9:19:01 AM Fighteer
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*HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Averted, at least in terms of death toll. Adolf Schickelgruber was a renowned surrealist painter and died quietly in 1972, and nobody stepped in to fill his shoes. Stalin and Lenin never existed, and the purges they carried out never happened either. Mao, on the other hand, waited until most of Europe was busy fighting itself, then declared the founding of a new Middle Kingdom and invaded Russia, carving out a huge chunk of land before anyone even figured out what was happening. The following political purges and ethnic cleansings ''could'' have been a reasonable substitute for the Holocaust--but on March 15th, 1947, the first and only ghost in history manifested in Irkutsk and claimed that name for itself. In total, the Maoists killed five million people plus change, and the murderous apparition formed from their collective fear and rage devoured a further three, compared to the over thirty million that Axis nations are believed to have killed in our timeline.

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*HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Averted, at least in terms of death toll. Adolf Schickelgruber was a renowned surrealist painter and died quietly in 1972, and nobody stepped in to fill his shoes. Stalin and Lenin never existed, and the purges they carried out never happened either. Mao, on the other hand, waited until most of Europe was busy fighting itself, then declared the founding of a new Middle Kingdom and invaded Russia, carving out a huge chunk of land before anyone even figured out what was happening. The following political purges and ethnic cleansings ''could'' have been a reasonable substitute for the Holocaust--but on March 15th, 1947, the first and only ghost in history manifested in Irkutsk and claimed that name for itself. In total, the Maoists killed five million people plus change, and the murderous apparition formed from their collective fear and rage devoured a further three, compared to the over thirty million that Axis nations are believed to have killed in our timeline.
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