RGREqG post because I love making half the fags in the thread go REE. Gonna assume that EqG and Equestrian place names are identical.
>It used to be enough for a boy to be cute, show a little leg, and be good enough at cooking to not poison your wife.
>The world had been more peaceful than any time in the last thousand years.
then the fire nation attacked
>Things started changing when you were in high school.
>First it was stories about people turning into demons.
>Then storms out of nowhere.
>Girls suddenly getting powers.
>Then it was everywhere.
>Dragons burning down cities.
>Dog monsters digging up internet lines and taking over mines.
>Kraken, Sea Serpents, Gryphons, Minotaurs.
>The army dealt with the unreasonable ones, the politicians with the thinking beasts.
>But how do you fight against an enemy that can suddenly have thousands of 'troops' behind your lines?
>Then, if possible, things got worse.
>People started finding caves full of gemstones.
>Stones that, when touched, gave them powers.
>Pyrokinesis, ESP, super speed.
>Manehattan is nothing but a plane of obsidian glass.
>And then the nukes went up.
>Just a few, a dozen or so, but it was enough.
>Now there are miles wide deadzones that humans can't be in.
>Some of the creatures thrive there, and expand out in waves.
>Half the fucking states succeeded from the union at this point.
>Every woman for herself and all that jazz.
>Least we had guns, until the fucking fantasy creatures figured out how to use them.
>Pretty sure all the big ammo manufacturing plants are gone, so that's good, sorta.
>Pretty early on you and your buddies found a cave while on a nature hike, back when those weren't deadly.
>Full of gemstones.
>You'd heard about them online so you loaded up your pack with stones and brought them home.
>Now everyone in your little walled town has a power.
>They're all unique, as far as anyone can tell. Sure two people might have the same type of ability, but their strengths, weaknesses, and the specifics of how their ability works.
>You got runecrafting, a relatively simple style of enchanting. Just gotta carve a couple runes into something and it runs sorta like a little machine.
>Trigger, effect, duration.
>The women of the town are a bit traditional, so they won't let you enchant their armor, at least not the metal, but you can sew your runes into their linen under-armor, their clothing, cloaks, and such.
>You even helped sketch out the enchantments for the walls that the construction crew built.
>You're twenty five now and your mom is talking about how you should find a nice girl to settle down with.
>You're not ready to be a father just yet, you're still young.