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Had a good read, the background audio really helped with immersion. Great, all of it!

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JDoberman    44
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On 7/18/2017 at 11:36 PM, Major said:

The meek Chernarussian Navy sailed out of Miroslavl and Novigrad to reach the initial site of the blast in an attempt to rescue survivors and find any remaining ships that were still occupied or operational. 

There were former tests of nuclear devices in the water. The Baker nuclear tests showed that these ships would have been highly radiated and it would basically make any ships in the radius of said "device" blast, inoperable. Everyone that went there would have probably died at the site due to radiation.

 

On 7/18/2017 at 11:36 PM, Major said:

Minutes later Air Force One was seen heading west, and the president's personal twitter account was erased. The Pentagon released a brief statement saying that it was clear that Russia had conducted the attack and shortly following the president's staff quickly issued another statement denying this and claiming that there had been a coup. European NATO countries began a massive air assault on Russian military facilities and air bases in western Russia and the Baltics, hitting the Baltic fleet at Kaliningrad and missile bases there.

This would require a meeting from all nations involved in NATO. Article 5 would have to be enacted on Russia from this meeting. They wouldn't just "attack" Russia without this (I don't know if there was this, but I'm just stating this is kinda how it is..) This also brings up what Russia would gain from an attack on the United States. They would put themselves into a war with basically all of the United Nation's NATO. That's twelve seemingly powerful countries that even though they are in disarray are still required to meet. NATO would NEVER attack w/o it. EDIT: I might of just misread the quote.

 

Honestly. I don't know about this Lore. It seems... like too much. I know it states that "soldiers of unknown nationality" attacked the United States, but if that was Russia, why would they do that? What is the point of attacking a country when hell is breaking loose in and very close to your own nation? The underwater "nuke" seems to be a bit much. Maybe future posts will explain it to me.

 

 

 

EDIT: I just heard that this has already been pretty much implemented into the server's roleplay as we speak. A IG nuke went off or something. So much for discussing it before.. right?

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Spartan    999

damn... So suprised to see that text of the nuke being dropped ingame. Lead to some cool RP

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JDoberman    44
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I'm not saying that this isn't the way to go... I'm just saying.. maybe it's too early.. well for the nukes at least.

The video below is from 1946. What would this look like in 2017? Don't forget about the waves generated from something like this.

 

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Major    425

The effects of this and the size will be covered in the next post. Nobody really knows how big it is but it did explode a pretty long way off and underwater as seen on the map, which presumably had lessened the effect. The effect on the water supply and any other potential effects will be told as effects manifest themselves and if they do. The red rings indicate the most serious area of waves, and shock beyond that inside the yellow is less than the red. If you had a fishing boat there it would probably get flipped over but you would be okay, nothing to the level of a tsunami. The entire coast of Chernarus is going to be affected but keep in mind that this appears to have been very deep underwater, which makes figuring out how big it is difficult and the waves on the coast will go up but not dramatically. The NATO fleet is in the center of it though, Utes Island is okay but is experiencing very high winds and more serious shocks. The radiation levels at the site are determinate on whether or not this was a hydrogen/neutron/atomic bomb, with different levels of destruction and different isotopes, some more radioactive than others. Also, because this was underwater the potential or expected fallout levels and effect on the surrounding area would be far more variable than say an above ground detonation.

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The video Doberman linked is the Umbrella Blast from Operation Hardtack. Here are some notes I pulled from Wikipedia on it for those interested. Also linking a PDF on the op. The key thing to take away from this is that regardless of the type of bomb, the radiation effects and fallout are very diminished, the ships even being less irradiated as a result and actually being usable in some cases. This is just a TLDR but read what I put below. Needless to say Russia and France aren't the best of friends. :)

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a136819.pdf

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The 9th of June held the second underwater nuclear test of the Hardtack I series. The detonation occurred at 1115 with clear skies and a 15 to 17 knot wind from the east-northeast. Within one-tenth of a second, the spray dome had broken through the surface. The overall shape of the spray dome resembled a vertical column with the plumes helping create the shape. Within 20 seconds detonation, the maximum height of the column reached 5,000 feet. The base surge reached a distance around 10,000 feet downwind and reaching out approximately 6,000 feet in all directions. This base surge could be seen from the air for about 25 minutes and the foam patch over the blast location lasting even longer.[4]:248 The blast yield of the nuclear device was measured to be eight kilotons. The Umbrella blast created a crater 3,000 feet in diameter and 20 feet in depth in the lagoon. The maximum radiation reading was found to be 0.350 R/hr by an aircraft flying over the blast location. Radiation was reported to be of small portions, and reentry was granted 30 minutes after detonation. Out of the major target ships, the highest radiation reading was logged at 0.0015 R/hr of the stern of the Moran. After all scientific data had been gathered from the target ships, they were restored to be seaworthy and towed back to Pearl Harbor.

The Moran was concluded to be unseaworthy due to the blast and was sunk by naval gunfire near Ikuren Island.[4]:251 The underwater nuclear tests Wahoo and Umbrella gathered scientific data that helped the Department of Defense understand the effects of nuclear weapons on Navy ships. Some of the key points found were that underwater nuclear blasts create less fallout due to the absorption of radioactive material in the water and vaporized droplets.(76) Direct gamma radiation was found to be extremely low, but the base surge was found to be highly radioactive as it passed measurement devices. Smaller radiation concentrations followed in waves mimicking the initial base surge. Almost all free-field radiation activity was found to disappear after fifteen minutes allowing for return to normal operations.[5]:86 The impact of shock waves was less than prior expected. The damage from the shockwave was found to be negligible on the destroyers at the ranges tested, but equipment failure from the blast could immobilize the ships. The preliminary tests of explosive tapered charges were proved to simulate the shock waves of a nuclear device using the data gathered.[5]:91

 

 

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Ghoozovich    263

Holy fucking shit.

Way to spice up hostage RP with a fucking nuclear explosion!

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GreekGodx    119

I thought it was quite interesting and unique. Brought up some great organic RP and helped many express their emotions with their characters. Do not see what was wrong about this happening, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Good work, Major and Co.

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JDoberman    44
1 hour ago, Major said:

The effects of this and the size will be covered in the next post. Nobody really knows how big it is but it did explode a pretty long way off and underwater as seen on the map, which presumably had lessened the effect. The effect on the water supply and any other potential effects will be told as effects manifest themselves and if they do. The red rings indicate the most serious area of waves, and shock beyond that inside the yellow is less than the red. If you had a fishing boat there it would probably get flipped over but you would be okay, nothing to the level of a tsunami. The entire coast of Chernarus is going to be affected but keep in mind that this appears to have been very deep underwater, which makes figuring out how big it is difficult and the waves on the coast will go up but not dramatically. The NATO fleet is in the center of it though, Utes Island is okay but is experiencing very high winds and more serious shocks. The radiation levels at the site are determinate on whether or not this was a hydrogen/neutron/atomic bomb, with different levels of destruction and different isotopes, some more radioactive than others. Also, because this was underwater the potential or expected fallout levels and effect on the surrounding area would be far more variable than say an above ground detonation.

e8ec49ba5b.jpg

The video Doberman linked is the Umbrella Blast from Operation Hardtack. Here are some notes I pulled from Wikipedia on it for those interested. Also linking a PDF on the op. The key thing to take away from this is that regardless of the type of bomb, the radiation effects and fallout are very diminished, the ships even being less irradiated as a result and actually being usable in some cases. This is just a TLDR but read what I put below. Needless to say Russia and France aren't the best of friends. :)

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a136819.pdf

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The 9th of June held the second underwater nuclear test of the Hardtack I series. The detonation occurred at 1115 with clear skies and a 15 to 17 knot wind from the east-northeast. Within one-tenth of a second, the spray dome had broken through the surface. The overall shape of the spray dome resembled a vertical column with the plumes helping create the shape. Within 20 seconds detonation, the maximum height of the column reached 5,000 feet. The base surge reached a distance around 10,000 feet downwind and reaching out approximately 6,000 feet in all directions. This base surge could be seen from the air for about 25 minutes and the foam patch over the blast location lasting even longer.[4]:248 The blast yield of the nuclear device was measured to be eight kilotons. The Umbrella blast created a crater 3,000 feet in diameter and 20 feet in depth in the lagoon. The maximum radiation reading was found to be 0.350 R/hr by an aircraft flying over the blast location. Radiation was reported to be of small portions, and reentry was granted 30 minutes after detonation. Out of the major target ships, the highest radiation reading was logged at 0.0015 R/hr of the stern of the Moran. After all scientific data had been gathered from the target ships, they were restored to be seaworthy and towed back to Pearl Harbor.

The Moran was concluded to be unseaworthy due to the blast and was sunk by naval gunfire near Ikuren Island.[4]:251 The underwater nuclear tests Wahoo and Umbrella gathered scientific data that helped the Department of Defense understand the effects of nuclear weapons on Navy ships. Some of the key points found were that underwater nuclear blasts create less fallout due to the absorption of radioactive material in the water and vaporized droplets.(76) Direct gamma radiation was found to be extremely low, but the base surge was found to be highly radioactive as it passed measurement devices. Smaller radiation concentrations followed in waves mimicking the initial base surge. Almost all free-field radiation activity was found to disappear after fifteen minutes allowing for return to normal operations.[5]:86 The impact of shock waves was less than prior expected. The damage from the shockwave was found to be negligible on the destroyers at the ranges tested, but equipment failure from the blast could immobilize the ships. The preliminary tests of explosive tapered charges were proved to simulate the shock waves of a nuclear device using the data gathered.[5]:91

 

 

+1, thanks for more insight and I look forward to the future posts.

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Idole    177
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Really enjooyed the read great knowing what has happened outside at the other countries the recording added a nice spice to it

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DinoCasino    21

Great read, it definitely cleared up some questions others and myself had about the outside world. 

Looking forwards for the next to come! :)

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Tewudin    44

Great read! :) I can't wait for more posts like this. Shame that I wasn't in-game for that nuke blast event. Damn you, real life! :(

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PCJames    153

Great way to spice up the lore and the RP for those who were in game such as myself. I hope we continue to see more things such as this

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Major    425

I replaced the photo of the nuke above the water with a more accurate one.

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World Lore Entry No. 2 - New York - August 3rd, 2017

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(hit play, adjust PC volume and read)               

We are living on the brink of the apocalypse, but the world is asleep. - Joel C. Rosenberg

                    New York City, New York

                  "-The President has declared a state of emergency, following outbreaks of the virus in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle. The UN continues to supply the research center there with badly needed personnel and supplies as the efforts to find a cure continue under the guard of the local military forces. This comes with the aftermath of the blast in the Green Sea that devastated the NATO fleet sent to assist the small post-Soviet country of Chernarus, where the virus originated from in early July. In response, a second task-force is expected to arrive soon to assess the damage and restore the remaining ships to operational status. Russia has delivered a packet to the United Nations absolving itself of any culpability in the attack, which was widely blamed on the Russian Black Sea fleet. Local community centers and schools have been opened as treatment and quarantine centers for those believed to be infected, and US military forces in all 50 states have been deployed. You are advised to avoid contact with----"

               He turns the TV off, around to the bed where she lays, her eyes closed and back turned to the window. He gets into bed and faces opposite of her, gazing out the window. He knows and understands what she wouldn't confront, but none of that even matters now. Outside and below in the streets, the protesters chant, the tear gas flies, and bangs and muffled pops of explosives can be heard. She stirs and rolls over, wrapping her arms around him.

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               Across the river, a plane out of Newark banks sharply to the right in the glow of the night sky, disappearing behind the landscape. Fires burn, lights of aircraft and helicopters dot the New York sky from east to west. A police car below is mobbed by civilians as it turns and accelerates down the street from whence it came, throwing the two men who clung to it into a shop window. The glow of the urban metropolitan sprawl distracts from what is going on, concealing it or blurring it out to someone looking from a distance at the stricken area. A pair of fighter jets circle Manhattan slowly, their ever-present drone drowned out by the buzz of all the chaos. Drivers on the Brooklyn bridge get out of their cars, gazing ahead towards the conflagration at the end, their eyes glued on what is ahead. A helicopter spins into a high-rise with an unsatisfying thump, its blades wrapped around the airframe in a fire as it spirals toward the packed streets below.

               There is no difference between those wanting to get out, and those who smash windows and attack the police in the streets. No difference to those with the virus, and not from the air either. They all look the same from the air as the quarantine holds and the city burns. But from the window of the apartment, one can only gaze at the spectacle and wonder. How long? It didn't matter, for they had each other and would face whatever would come. In each other's arms for as long as it took until they could make a difference. Once it stopped perhaps this time with a bang instead of a whimper, the calm would deafen where the bombs and screaming had failed...

               

                Black Mountain Resort, West of South Zagoria, Chernarus

              -Marek trods over to Laura as she sits on the picnic table, watching a little Black Mountain village in the distance as a finger of smoke floated upward. Marek hands her a cup of tea, taking the binoculars from around his neck viewing the town in the distance. They sit in silence as the scene from so many previous days repeated itself. The jet appears from the west, rolling to the right as it sets up for the run, it's engine noise reverberating throughout the mountains and valleys as it closes in. Suddenly, 4 tiny objects descend from the aircraft as it pulls up and to the right again to avoid flying into the Russian no-fly zone over South Zagoria, disappearing back to the south towards Miroslavl. The two lose sight of the bombs for a brief time before they impact the town in staggered succession with an another 4 loud "whams"  that are delayed by a couple seconds from the initial sighting of the explosions. Marek looks back toward the house at his grandmother as she stands in the kitchen window preparing a meal for her grandson and the handful of locals and tourists at the resort. He pats Laura on the back as she stares at the ground, wondering if her father was unlucky enough to be in the town when it was struck.-

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"Let's go, breakfast will take your mind off things." He says with a local accent as she hops off the table and follows him back to the house.

              Knowing that something bad had happened at this point better than not knowing ever. He had gone out to hunt and hadn't come back. The only hope they had was the CAF Mi-17 that had circled the resort last week, surveying the site as they signaled for help. The pallet of supplies the helicopter dropped was full of MREs and pro-government posters with the president's face on it, meant to assure the general civilian populace that the State was firmly in control and had begun cleansing the countryside. The difference in the message of the posters and the actual action that had been witnessed for days had been stark as the CAF seemed to drop leaflets on a location before bombing it the next day. Or strafing a roaming group of refugees as they attempted to leave the country for Russia. The message of the State was clear in that regard, us or nothing. 

            A couple passersby said that South Zagoria was a relative haven from the bombing, while others swore that the place was a wasteland riddled with the aftermath of the first few weeks. Many went to the sprawling Miroslavl safezone for refuge, but those who had gone inside hadn't come back out. Refugees went in, and aircraft and soldiers flew or drove out to bomb or shoot at whatever moved. Everybody knew the UN was there and hoped for some sort of remedy to the virus. As the family and their guests sat down for breakfast the tension manifested itself through silence as each person ate their meal with contentment. Nobody talked. Marek got up abruptly from the table as a car pulled into the drive outside, two local men hopping out and walking over to talk to him. They point to the back of the offroad, and at that moment Laura knows exactly why they have come. They have her father. If he would have been wounded or hurt they would have come with urgency, but instead they squinted in the summer sun and walked ominously over to Marek. Laura runs upstairs in tears as the guests stare into their food. Nothing had to be said to know what had occurred. The grunts and growls emanating from the rear of the vehicle were enough...

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Stradic    252

Really enjoying these. Keep up the good work.

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Zero    277

The way this thread is organized bothers me. y u no lock thread and make new posts for lore updates. 

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Red    138

@MajorJust a question. Will we read about countries such as North Korea, Japan, China in the oncoming lore broadcasts? Since The Netherlands & Germany are also a rather important countries of the NATO, i would love to read about them as well. 

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