Admittedly, it's taken a bit to work the details out, but here's Chapter 4 for the Doomsday-verse The Vanishing Shadows
. And in addition to being the climax, this is also where things really
get rather dark if not outright horrifying.
As for in-verse/AU references, there are hints to what became of Hungary ([link]
), Austria's human aides ([link]
) the Alpine Expeditionary Corps ([link]
), the Soviet Invasion of Austria in Doomsday ([link]
) and an idea of what Hungary's darker side looks like ([link]
It's a bit of a head canon to have Austria go into battle wearing old-fashioned uniforms and commencing battle "properly" as a nod to both his aristocratic persona and the Nation's past as the Austrian Empire and one-half of Austria-Hungary. There's also a subtle nod to my older RDNA-verse AU([link]
) in the motives behind the people backing the Russian antagonists...who may or may not be an alternate version of the RDNA-verse's "Reds" ([link]
In any case, apologies for the long wait. Still, I hope you enjoy it!
*UPDATE* Made some typo corrections, extensions and very
last-minute tweaking to the story. Hope they help! ^^
As for some reference:
The backstory behind the Alpine Confederation and Sopron can be found here: [[link]
The Alpine Militia is the formal name of the Alpine Confederation's army. It's described as powerful, especially with all the tanks and weapons America, France and (West) Germany left behind. But due to the whole neutrality policy, they aren't used that often unless it's absolutely necessary.
The Alpine Expeditionary Corps is a part of the Alpine Militia that's assigned to explore, investigate and secure the "Hungarian Wastes." But while they're observed by the WRCB and the authorities in Vaduz, in the Doomsday-verse they serve a more secretive purpose involving Austria, Sopron and Hungary herself.
The Austrian Invasion ([link]
) was what happened during Doomsday just as Vienna was destroyed, with Soviet forces crossing the border into the country and trying to take it over...only for the Austrians and Swiss to fight them back, carving a bloody path of revenge. Unfortunately, a good deal of the survivors ended up ravaging and violating what remained of Hungary...
The RTFA is short for the "Republic of the French Southern Territories," a French Survivor-Nation based around Tahiti and the Pacific Ocean that has plans of one day uniting all the other French-speaking survivors into a reunified France. ([link]
Hungary in 1983: Doomsday
) was largely reduced to ruins due to nuclear attacks and the Soviets soldiers-turned-warbands ravaging what remained. Outside of Sopron and Debrecen/Partium, the "Hungarian Wastes" are plagued by warlords and bandits either descended from those former soldiers or Serbian defectors trying their luck in the wasteland.
In 1983: Doomsday
, Jean Burnel is a fiction writer responsible for the horror-thriller The Shadow of Tomorrow
in 2010 ([link]
). He's also been described in-verse as "Lovecraft's successor" and is mentioned as working on a sequel set in the "Hungarian Wastes." In the Doomsday-verse AU however, it's shown that his novel and "research" go much deeper...
Halloween isn't universally celebrated like in America or the UK. This is especially true in Central Europe where countries like Austria ([link]
) and Hungary ([link]
) have different traditions largely based around All Saints'/All Souls' Day. Seleenwoche
for instance is a week-long version in Catholic German-speaking countries.Danke schon
- "Thank you" (German; Formal)Schell!
- "Quickly/Immediately/Now!" (German)Schwein
- "Pig/Bastard" (German) Et vous avez des tous mes remerciements
- "And you have my thanks/gratitude" (French)Avstriya
- "Austria" (Russian)Do svidaniya
- "Farewell/Goodbye." (Russian)Kedvesem
- "Darling" (Hungarian)Te bolond
- "You fool" (Hungarian)
*A few of the Russian words is a swears, though. So take a guess what they are.
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Chapter 1: [link]
Chapter 2: [link]
Chapter 3: [link]
Chapter 5: [link]