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Earth, as seen before the sky-darkening Operation: Dark Storm

Earth (also referred to by humans as "The World") is the third of eight planets that orbit a yellow star in a solar system and the previous home of countless forms of life. Once a lush, very resourceful planet, Earth has become a barren and nearly deserted wasteland, inhospitable for human habitation after decades of ongoing warfare around the early 22nd century.


Like most if not all matter in universe, Earth was formed through billions of years of a massive nuclear sythesis of basic elements.

Second RenaissanceEdit

Earth's skies are filled with dark, rainless clouds that eternally blot out the sun. These clouds were created by humanity, who attempted to block the Machine's primary energy source through the use of exponentially multiplying nanomachines sprayed into the upper atmosphere. With the lack of sunlight, all plant and animal life died and the world withered away, leaving a dark, cold desert of steel, dirt and debris.

It is presumed that every major city on Earth was destroyed by conventional or nuclear bombardment, or otherwise rendered virtually uninhabitable over the course of the Machine War, yet intelligence remains. One human city survives: Zion, located in deep caverns close to the planet's core for warmth and power.

Zion is secreted away from 01, the machine city, whose inhabitants are unaffected by the lack of warmth or sunlight, as they derive their needed energies in part from many skyscraper-like cylindrical towers holding billions of synthetically-grown humans used for bioelectrical generation. The minds of the humans within the power plant are all but convinced that they conduct a normal life sometime at the end of the 20th century of the past, in a neural-interactive virtual world known as the Matrix.



Earth, post-Dark Storm.

After the Machine War and creation of the Matrix:

After the Truce:

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