The Bay Area was unprepared when the Great Silicon Valley Earthquake struck. Measuring 9.2 on the Richter Scale, the quake leveled buildings, bridges, and highways. It also resulted in devastating tsunamis, and fires which swept through towns and scorched hillsides. The once affluent Silicon Valley resembled a war zone. Residents and business fled the state, leaving behind the ruins.
A few years after the quake, the U.S. military opens a base and research facility in the deserted Silicon Valley town of Mors Canyon. The promise of jobs, low property values and heavy advertising begin to attract new residents to the region. The rubble of the disaster is cleared away, and new homes and businesses appear.
Mors Canyon is far from a peaceful town. A division forms between the military families, who live in base housing on the east side of town, and the incoming civilian families, who settle on the west side of town. Tensions rise as each side blames the other for the town’s high crime, pollution, and substandard schools.