THE SHADOW HISTORIES #5


History of Cody’s post-Event world.


The term post-Event refers to the dreadful cataclysm that occurred in 1991-92 with the outbreak of a voracious nanofungus. This rapidly multiplying blue growth, called simply Bloom, enveloped and destroyed vast swathes of land before being killed off by a freak arctic event that lasted for fourteen months. This secondary calamity became remembered as Fimbulwinter, a term borrowed from Nordic myth.


Everything in Cody’s world is either pre-Event or post-Event. The loss of life was stupendous and the entire world is still trying to recover. No one has a convincing explanation as to what caused either part of the tragic Bloom-Fimbulwinter occurrence – or if they do they have not as yet spoken.