It started out like any other day. It was a Monday and it rained as the people of Leah made their way to work. There were promises of sunshine later that day and many were hopeful for this reason. We can only pray that hope was the last emotion they had.
It happened at 08:59, a minute to nine. A time that in the future will be remembered and feared by all the people of Paranor Island. It came from outside Parliament Building, obliterating the home of the former government which now housed the offices of the King's totalitarian regime. King Donaill's first in command, General Tigh was killed along with 1,352 other people in that building alone.
Around Parliament, other buildings were completely destroyed, with hardly anything left standing for a mile around the detonation site. How the Free people's of Paranor got a bomb of that size, nobody ever knew for sure. The King himself was not killed, as he was meeting with world leaders in Paris, but nonetheless when he heard the news he fell on the ground as if he had been hit. While the initial blast radius was comparitvely small, the damage done was much wider. A city with over a thousand years of history was destroyed was in shock.
Hundreads were dead. Thousands were injured. All were changed forever.
King Donaill returned to Paranor within the next several hours, landing at Adria International which had been closed within minutes of the explosion.
He made his way to Illian in a large, high security motercade, to set up temporary residence at Illian Palace. The Palace Gardens were completely surrounded by the best of the King's army and a national curfew was put in place. Trading at stock exchanges was suspended until further notice and a spokesperson for the King declared a price freeze on everything on the Island. Fears quickly came that this tragic event which killed so many, might destroy the country's economy.