The Haywire Chronicles
New Year, around midnight UK time and the world is suddenly aware of a new phenomenon as across the globe reports start emerging of unexplainable events across the globe. In downtown Tokyo the cherry blossom appears out of nowhere, coating the early morning roads; in Mumbai talking animals are reported; while a group of party goers in Mexico suddenly acquire the power of flight, with tragic consequences when it vanishes as suddenly as it had emerged.
These are just a few examples of the phenomenon, its authenticity demonstrated by the thousands of amateur videos filmed on camera phones across the earth. Mere minutes after the phenomenon emerges it is gone again, leaving a world in chaotic and confused world in its wake.
The in game time line begins from this event, which marks the start of Year 1