The earth ignited into a raging fire ball as some of the world's leading countries fell victim to several nuclear attacks performed by a terrorist organization. The attacks led to the third world war, which had practically wiped out the human race and nearly destroyed all terrestrial life on the planet. The little that remained of humanity continued to kill one another, and even those who refused to partake in the violence later died of radiation poisoning. Those who survived the sickness eventually resorted to suicide or cannibalism, or simply gave in to the harsh climate. It wasn't long until the human race had gone extinct.
Yet many animals had managed to survive the devastation and, with new species evolving as a result of the radioactive contamination, they had tried to carry on life as usual. As they slowly adapted to the new environment, they started to evolve, becoming more intelligent and advanced over the course of nearly seventy billion years. Gradually, they began to pick up the pieces left by humankind and attempted to restore civilization on a planet that had nearly been destroyed.
Don't know if that's more realistic or not but if you're interested in the original shitty "overview" of the story child-of-hades.deviantart.com/… As you can see, I changed the timeline, and I plan on making other changes to the story as well- namely Astrumazeichyra will no longer be a major character, I was thinking of making her the narrator in various sections of the story, and when she does appear, it will be very brief. And I've expanded Zerda's backstory a bit by introducing her family- her identical twin sister, Adréz, their father, Zlato, and their uncle, Krajan (the latter hadn't received names until now) and I've just recently added two more, their mother, Líška, and their aunt, Duna.
I'll get to drawing them eventually, though they'll only appear in the beginning and end of the story (and *possibly* make brief appearances through out) Expect more changes and additions to "The Gryphon's Blood"