War Journal: RI2 + 0

(posted Tuesday, July 31, 2007)

July 24, 2007

The attacks came suddenly with very little warning. Vanguard commandeered the Emergency Alert System and issued alerts of an impending air raid mere minutes before the first bombs began falling, and Rikti troops were dropped across Paragon City in wave after wave.

The initial strikes were well co-coordinated, temporarily crippling power, medical and communication services to the city as the Rikti caught most of the hero populace unawares. The Rogue Isles have fallen victim to the depredations of the Rikti invaders, as has the rest of the world.

Martial law has been imposed, with Vanguard assuming command. Requests by non-American heroes to return home to fight for their countries have been denied as heroes and villains alike have been drafted to defend Paragon City and the Rogue Isles, and arranged into strike forces to repel the Rikti invaders.

I was in Moscow the last time the Rikti attacked; I was a pilot in the Air Force flung into desperate sorties against the alien invaders. I lost many friends in the skies above Russia. This time I pray that I will not lose more.