Broken Occident

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  1.   1.  Description
  2.   2.  Subterritories
    1.   2.1  Fundy Crossing
    2.   2.2  Clements Park
    3.   2.3  Wolf's Peak
    4.   2.4  Mersey Cove
  3.   3.  History
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Region Seabreeze Brink
Subterritories Fundy Crossing

Clements Park
Wolf's Peak
Mersey Cove

Major Waterways Atlantic Ocean
Size ?? sq km / ?? sq mi


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1.  Description

Formerly a solid landmass marking the western coast of Nova Scotia, the Broken Occident was created following offshore impact of a meteor in April of 2016. The affects of the collision has left the rocky coastline devastated, with many areas sinking straight into the sea or splitting off into unstable islands. Caution is advised when exploring the broken up area and newly formed islands.

In the spring of 2018, after years of settling and shifting, a landbridge, later named Fundy Crossing, appeared near Clements Park, connecting the peninsula with the mainland.

In the autumn of 2022, the Broken Occident was wracked—and ultimately, destroyed—by the wake of tremors that rocked the Nova Scotian peninsula. While the Fundy Crossing withstood, parts of it breaking away to form a suspended landbridge rather than a solid one, most of the unsteady islands on the southern coast fell into the ocean. Mersey Cove likewise broke apart, becoming Mersey Bay.

2.  Subterritories

2.1  Fundy Crossing

Since the meteor of 2016, tectonic activity in and around the former Bay of Fundy has caused dramatic changes to the land and seascape. Portions of the Nova Scotian peninsula's western tip broke off into the sea, formed islands, sank islands, formed again, and shifted again. Even two years later, the land is still changing, and a rocky landbridge has formed in the middle of the bay, connecting the peninsula with the mainland and creating a large lake from the heart of the bay.

2.2  Clements Park

Clements Park was a planned construction in a rather desolate area of Nova Scotia. Far from the population centers of Halifax and other larger towns, the park was intended to be an amusement area and zoo. It began construction in early 1988 amid heavy controversy, and it remained unfinished upon the demise of humanity. Now, the collapsed and skeletal structures of half-finished amusement rides stand between containment areas for the animals. All of Clements Park stands in haphazard disarray, though the introduction of non-native plants to the planned preserve offers an interesting variety of flora in the area.

In the autumn of 2022, Clements Park was destroyed in a series of tremors.

2.3  Wolf's Peak

The low and rolling hills of the southern mountains, part of South Mountain and its northerly counterpart North Mountain are swallowed in the lowlands. Along the coast mountains again rise from the earth, though here they are rounded, low-leaning peaks. An extremely large drumlin forms a menacing, long ridge of land named Wolf's Peak. The highest elevations of this mountain are thickly forested, mixed deciduous and coniferous forests consisting of American Elm and White Pine with a clear treeline providing the perimeter of Ethereal Eclipse. A number of berry species dominate the underbrush growth -- this peak in particular yields some of the most productive wild Bearberry growth in Nova Scotia.

The downward slopes include a few exceptionally dangerous sheer drops. A few rocky beaches below the ridge are dotted with tidal pools, shaped by the strong tides of the Bay of Fundy.

In the autumn of 2022, Wolf's Peak was destroyed in a series of tremors.

2.4  Mersey Cove

The lowest land in the area, Mersey Cove once collected from the Mersey River before the 2016 meteor strike. A former meadow-turned-floodplain, Mersey Cove started out as a lagoon that filled with water and finally refused to drain. Following the meteor, it became a lake but as the land continued to settle, the lake sunk into the ocean to form its current incarnation as a cove.

In the aftermath of the November 2022 tremors, it has since became a bay.

3.  History

  • The Broken Occident was created following the 2016 meteor strike. A number of small islands formed after the landmass was broken apart in the wake of the meteor but most of these islands eventually sunk into the sea.
  • The islands and coastal areas most affected by the 2016 meteor continue to groan and shift, settling and resettling.
  • In spring of 2018, some small islands shifted and "sprouted" up to form a narrow landbridge connecting the peninsula with the mainland.
  • In autumn of 2022, a series of tremors caused the southern tip of the Nova Scotian peninsula to break away and merge with the mainland. What was left of the broken coastline and many of its subterritories were destroyed in the seismic event.

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