Kerra Prime is a specially crafted world designed for connected story telling in the world of independent publishing. Kerra Prime was created to allow independent creators a world to create and tell stories in that are part of something much larger. Kerra Prime has been designed to allow for crossover story telling with intellectual properties as well as being a world that is ripe for new and experimental tales. Kerra Prime was created to supply indie creators a place to showcase crossovers that people never thought was possible; a world that is designs to allow one time cross overs or long term story lines.
Kerra Prime is the name of the Earth that you know and love, and now that this isn't the only known version of Earth it needed to be labeled. All the tales that happen in Kerra Prime are all part of the same world, leading to short stories, long stories, slow burn story lines, crossovers, and many types of stories. Due to the whole world of stories being connected you can never tell what supporting characters may some up in which adventure. With so many various characters the types of adventures will always vary so that you never get bored. Kerra Prime is the setting for connected universe storytelling at a indie level.
Kerra Prime will serve as a brand that uses connected stories to introduce new creative talent and new and unique characters, while also providing a level of crossing over that independent comics don’t normally get to see. Since each tale can be self contained the creative teams can rotate and readers should never grow tired. With tales being self contained one month you can tell a love story, next an action packed explosions everywhere story and then on to a vampire virus out break. There will always be a number of projects going on at the same time to allow the readers to get content quicker than one single creative team would be able to. Bryan SilverbaX serves as the overseer of all the stories to maintain cannon and set up future stories. With the support from readers and as the brand grows Kerra Prime will also have the ability to be used as a launching pad for creator owned characters. Once approved, creators can craft a one shot crossover story using their character and characters from Kerra Prime. Readers would get more Kerra Prime content at that new character would get their test run.
At least this is the plan for now.
The social, political, and racial stability of The United States of America had crumbled to an all-time low before the war. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities, alien races made up less than 10% of the world population. Although most of the alien races and creatures have been living peacefully on the planet, there
are some people who believe that the current state of the world is their fault. Regardless of this xenophobia, there is no evidence that aliens are more to blame than humans for the state of affairs. The Earth as a whole has devolved into a state of extreme decay. Regrettably, the United States of America and its selfish ideologies are the biggest contributor to this situation. As the world seemed to be slipping further into a downward spiral, the war began..
At least fifteen cities along the east coast of North America were the targets of a massive set of coordinated explosions. Multiple bombs detonated in large cities and government buildings, resulting in an extraordinary number of casualties. Many terrorist groups claimed responsibility for the attack as well as some alien races, but none of these claims were ever verified publicly. The USA used this event to begin targeting countries and terrorist organizations around the world, and those initial “retaliatory” attacks led to still more “peremptory”
strikes. Battles were fought all around the world as countries began to act on misinformation. The fighting continued for five years, followed by a ceasefire period of eight months without that appeared to signal the end of the conflicts. To this day, it is unclear who launched the first attack on the USA, what their goals were, and whether or not their mission was achieved. The world remains on the defensive as it waits for answers.
After the war, in addition to hosting alien races, the planet became aware of the existence of a new race of beings known as the Altered. “Altered” refers to any human whose genetics largely differ from the acceptable range for a human being. There was an uptick in the number of humans that began to mutate, transform, or manifest abilities that are more than human. Scientists
have postulated many things about exactly what triggered these alterations, but no singular cause has been identified. Anything outside the measurements of what is generally considered normal for humans has been deemed Altered, at least until proven otherwise. Some Altered maintain a normal human appearance while others can look like aliens from another world.
Even after years of research conducted by the most advanced scientific minds the world has to offer, he main cause of the altered genetics remains cloaked in mystery. Altered is also the name used to describe any being whose genetics have been engineered to afford them abilities normal humans do not have.
Since the Earth was not ruled by a single political entity or organization, there were no protocols in place as to how to deal with the influx of alien beings landing and making Earth their new home. As a result, the presence of alien races has become a part of everyday life worldwide. Most of the aliens
that now call Earth home have no intention of doing harm, but there have been rumors of a few isolated acts of violence. Aliens are generally treated as regular residents of their chosen country, adhering to native laws and attempting to
blend in with the prevailing cultural norms as best they can. With the overall acceptance of the Altered humans and aliens on Earth, it has been disclosed that aliens have been a part of earth’s history for centuries. They have conducted research and studies while hardly being noticed. Most of the history books do not reflect their existence.
One of the most dramatic results of the war was the redrawing of the map of the United States of America. Since most of the attacks were focused on the east coast of North America, that region was a disaster. The people who survived and could afford to move west, did. The population of the west grew, and large desert and mountainous regions were pressed into service for housing. Another result of the war was that most of the eastern United States was abandoned, as a result of the wide-spread destruction, contamination, and barely habitable state of the land. Due to the sheer scope of the problems, the US government decided to quarantine off that area and constructed a large wall dividing the country. The unspoken intent was to prevent any Altered beings and others considered contaminated from leaving the east coast and moving west. The wall runs from Chicago, Illinois, to Beaumont, Louisiana. Although the whole country is still considered The United States of America, the area west of the wall is referred to as US Proper, while the area to the east of the wall is called the Dead East.
The US government maintains control of the land east of the wall and has constructed five new cities in the Dead East, referred to as Phoenix Cities: New Albany (NY), New Boston (MA), New Atlanta (GA), New Orlando (FL), and New Louisville (KY). These cities are walled off from the surrounding destruction and are loosely maintained and policed by the government. Inside the walls of those cities, poverty, crime, and disease are the order of the day. The population is made up of any being that did not move west (or was not allowed to do so). Simply and bluntly stated, those who were regarded as superfluous, problematic or not necessary by western standards are allowed to call one of these cities home. The US government created an underfunded program to maintain these cities called Red Watch. During the reconstruction of the United States, the state of Maine was transformed into the sole prison for the country, Bloodworth Federal Prison.
Before the war, some Altered beings acted as heroes from bases situated all around the globe, protecting humanity from evil. Some of those heroes had abilities, others were aliens. Yet, regardless of their origins, it seemed these heroes all had a desire to protect others from harm. The combination of the racial issues, the war, and the civil breakdown in the United States caused most of the heroes that called the USA home to leave. Disillusioned and despairing, they took their services to other areas of the world. This left the citizens of the US disheartened… and vulnerable. Those who had been acting as heroes all but disappeared after the war. The atmosphere around the Earth was never the same after the war. One can only speculate as to the potential damage
the reduced atmosphere is causing to all living things. Perhaps even more troubling, wormholes began appearing randomly, occurring more and more often until they became a regular occurrence. The duration of these wormholes may be a few minutes or up to a week. Even worse, what is on the
other side of these temporal anomalies isn’t clear. Some of them seem to open to alternate timelines and destinations. Others are believed to be linked to other galaxies. These random portal-like openings have led to many discoveries and are still being studied by the best astronomers and physicists
the world can assemble. The fact that there are now many different Earths on many different timelines has led this current Earth and its timeline to be called—Kerra Prime.
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