Apologies to the Resurrection team, as they have released world maps pertaining to their mod as well. Please note that this map shows where each faction is located and not necessarily the countries a faction controls. i.e. Empire technically owns the Bering Strait, though due to the harsh climate, they don't patrol the area with their forces.
Hey guys, it's been a while since I've posted anything related to this mod. I'd like to let you know that we have completed all the music for our mod's first release, so I'll be taking a break from the tunes for a while.
We've been focusing a lot on actual mod content for a long time now, which is good, but we haven't really yet revealed the story of Paradox. I'll let you guys know that it can get pretty confusing, and even us developers have dozens of maps hanging around just to keep track of all the little things that happen within the Paradox universe. Each faction will have its own 18 mission campaign, except the Talon, which will have a 9-mission "prelude" to the events that initiate Paradox. Not only that, but each campaign will take place in its own separate timeline and don't all start at the same time either. Our plan is to have several different major events which happen throughout multiple campaigns, but depending on the side you play as, the outcome will be vastly different - in fact, that's why we called the mod "Paradox". Technically, the true "canon" of the mod is really up to the player and their decisions.
Below I've included a small in-universe excerpt of the events happening on July 4th, 1969, which marks the start of the Confederate campaign. Enjoy :D
July 4th, 1969
Hello and welcome to the 6:30 news. I'm your host, Kate Ashbury with today's international headlines.
The decade-long Chinese Civil War has come to a bloody close since the Royalist Party took the country by storm. We're on the line with Jim Chang, our Eastern political expert. Hello Jim.
Hello Kate. There certainly has been a lot of activity here in the orient, with Vietnam converting to Communism and by now everyone knows of the horrors going on in Korea, but as the dust settles from the last Great War, we can see that China is the first to come to a steady peace. The Royalist Party seemingly came out of nowhere with some quite outlandish ‘atomic' technology which they boast can destroy entire cities in mere seconds. As you can imagine, the Allied Nations are nervous, since the Royalists haven't attended any of the peace negotiations going on in Europe, and aren't necessarily aligned with either Allies or Soviets. It isn't quite clear what their goals are, but from the sound of things, it doesn't look like they're vying for world domination just yet. Back to you, Kate.
Thanks Jim. In a related story, scientists and international journalists have been barred from entering the new Kingdom of China. The new government has created censorships bans on many television and radio stations in concert with the media and research blackout. Among the groups denied entry is a team of astronomers wishing to study remnants of a meteor from a shower more than two months ago. Reportedly, this meteor was just a fragment of a much larger one still in far orbit around the Sun; unfortunately, any additional information regarding the meteorite has been censored by the Chinese government.
In Berlin, there is a new wall under construction that will divide Germany in two, separating the East and West - the Communist parties from the Democrats. The divide has been highly controversial and has sparked riots on both sides of the wall. The United Kingdom has announced that Riot Agents are now being recruited throughout Europe to keep the peace in urban zones as more and more riots break out in the streets of many major cities. The riots are in part due to the Allied Nations' decision to appoint nation leaders instead of the parties elected by the populace, in the interest of world stability. The riots have become even more intense today, as a large group of American patriots calling themselves the Confederates gather outside the White House to protest against what they call "a disgrace to democracy and to the independence of the USA." The Confederates are a known terrorist group and are infamous for their raids in the southern United States.
A mysterious cult unveiled itself in Sarajevo unexpectedly over the weekend, as its main church was discovered, though it was burnt to the ground and all of its members were found dead. Among the fisted red banners of the cultists, local security discovered the stencil of an eagle commonly found on such ruined sites recently. The Allies have mobilized an investigative team to discover the identity of both the cultists and their killers, the third such incident this year and the closest yet to a major population center.
In business news, the Mediterranean Syndicate has avoided yet another trial regarding questionable use of government-issued grant money. The mega-corporation, which constructs various military battlesuits and specialty weapons, claims that their money was used for the research of steel applications to reinforce building superstructure. However, numerous reports as well as the company's shady history point to the manufacturing of weapons and technology commonly found on the black market. An inquiry has been in negotiations for the last three months, but there is no set date for it yet.
FutureTech, the Mediterranean Syndicate's business rival, announced yesterday that they are "back on track" after the sudden murder of senior executive Arnold Schwartz. In the announcement they released footage of a new line of military technology being employed in the armed forces of the Allied Nations. The set of experimental vehicles employs various types of physics-altering weaponry. The rising controversy over the use of said technology does not deter the Allies from utilizing them, however. FutureTech stocks have declined by 2.3% in the last month, before rising slightly at today's close. The decline is likely due to the closer relations between the Allies and Japanese Empire, which is leading to the sharing of technology, and less dependence on other weapons suppliers.
That's all for today at the 6:30 news, we'll leave you with some images of the bizarre robots spotted near the coast of Japan. More than 200 pictures have been collected from various sources, and while experts still negate any theories involving aliens, the Empire has stated that they took no part in the development of these metal monsters. The question remains: Just who exactly created these robots, and what are they designed for?
I'm Kate Ashbury, thanks for watching.