The period referred to as the "Reconstitution" (year 5 - 50 of the outbreak referenced in the Scenario) saw a number of survivors forming small states, much like those witnessed during the time of Vikings. During the Dark Ages, Europe saw a number of small villages goverened by a single ruler where the whole clan worked together to acheive survival. The Reconstitution also left a number of nomads. Although many of the survivors dwelling in these fiefdoms seemed to agree with the laws that were enforced within the urban communities, some possessed a strong distaste toward the authoritarian governments.There were many power struggles during this time, leading people unite and emigrate all over the world. Those who chose to migrate often scavenged urban areas searching for forms of transportation. However, due to the lack of oil and gasoline, emmigrants were forced to find or create their own boats which they quickly used to discover a new home.
This phenomenon was especially abundant in urban areas as survivors in areas surrounding China, India, and much of North America made the journey to an area unaffected. Although their numbers were miniscule, survivors that shared close proximity between nations often banded together to create new states away from the virus. Geographical locations that saw large waves of immigrants were mainly islands including Iceland and Greenland as well as Tasmania and Madagascar.
Europe and North AmericaEdit
The first legitimate form of agreement and government appeared in Europe as those that survived within this cluster of small countries banded together. However, within the first few months of its creation, the area witnessed a rebellion initiated by a group known only as The Conductors. They came to form a dictatorship within the continent, which ultimately lead to the formation of nomadic colonies in the aforementioned areas. The totalitarian government established in Europe was extremely repressive and many survivors were put to tenuous and extreme work. Drills were erected all over Europe as the new dictatorship demanded crude oil. Around these drills, a number of labour camps were built in order to contain the workers. Guards were constantly patrolling the area for wandering feral as well as in case a worker were to get out of hand. These guards were given permission to kill on sight if need be and many of the guards often took advantage of this resulting in a strong public dislike toward the "Conductors".
Some survivors remained in large urban cities such as New York and Toronto. The different boroughs of these cities allowed people to hide from the Feral without much difficulty. Due to the mass looting that occurred during the "Sudden Decline" food and nourishments were scarce and survivors were required to scavenge for their survival.
The seclusion of these areas resulted in the disease bypassing many isolated islands. This made it easier for these few surviving communities to establish villages within the confines of nature. They were no more than 15 in a clan because they did not wish to attract attention to themselves while wandering through uncharted territories. Also, many believed that a group of 20+ would cause deceit and treachery among survivors. They worked together as one single unit when it came to gathering food and constructing their camps. For example, the dense jungle of Tasmania permitted the creation of log housing structures. Those who migrated there also had access to fresh fruit and water that was, surprisingly, not tainted!
Some immigrants were not as lucky when it came to their new homes. The group that had ventured to the island of Madagascar were forced to desalinate their water in large cauldrons over bonfires. The rough terrain propelled people to build small dens from clay; however, this proved to be extremely efficient.