The Rain of Falling Stars Incident (落星雨事件, Rakuseiu Jiken?), more commonly known as the Invertia Incident, is a catastrophic event that occurred in the year 1962 A.D. of the Gregorian calendar that brought humanity to its knees.
The Invertia Incident began as a prediction by the American self-proclaimed psychic and astrologist, Jeane Dixon. Eventually, some Indian astrologers would also provide the same prediction: a planetary alignment was to bring the world to an end. The date for the destruction of the world was set to February 4th, 1962. Lo, and behold, predictions were correct.
On that fateful Sunday, the skies opened up. A hail of meteors pummeled the Earth. Communities were laid to waste. Whole cities were swallowed up by fireballs caused by these invading attackers. Islands vanished under the ocean as massive waves thrown up by meteorites that landed in the water propagated across the globe. For forty days and forty nights, the chaos of the Invertia Incident continued.
Main article: Geography
On the morning of Friday, March 16, 1962, the catastrophe halted. The world was a burnt post-apocalyptic wasteland. The shape of the landmasses has also changed drastically. North and South America are no longer connected due to a series of asteroids that concentrated over the isthmus that connects them: Mexico ended up being completely obliterated. Alaska and Canada have become islands in a sea of craters filled with water. Africa is now split in two along the Great Rift Valley. Tectonic activity along with multiple impacts along the line of the fault helped to rift Africa in two. Like Alaska and Canada, Russia is a country of potholes, especially in the northern stretches.