May 3, 2009: Archaeologists have determined that approximately 2,300 years ago a tsunami hit the New York City region. This was determined by out-of-place elements and debris in the sediments. The trigger may have been an underwater earthquake or possibly an asteroid impact.
Game and Story Use
- Those sediments might also include Out Of Place Artifacts (perhaps from an ancient undersea civilization).
- The influence of this artifact might explain some of the weirdness traditionally associated with New York City.
- If such a disaster has struck the region before, it might do so again - causing massive social, political, and economic repercussions for both the United States and the rest of the world.
- And naturally, it will have an impact on any PCs caught there as well…