I am writing a setting for an unspecified goal, whether I will end up doing a video game or a novel out of it all, but I am still working on the worldbuilding aspect.
Lore-introduction, (you can skip it)
In my setting: [please refer to the context links if you are interested]
After the Apocalypse that happened in 2009, renamed the First Apocalypse, a (civil) war has raged on for decades (since after the end of the world, thanks to the surviving pockets of mankind and an untouched, and disproportionately advanced technologically civilization that came from the future (the technology has been lost since*).
It is a civil war between the two major powers, and in as a last-ditch effort by the "Federalist" forces in their war against the "Republicans". The winning guys at the end managed to hack a pre-War orbital bombing platform using said "phlebotinium" (renamed "Nex-Reginium" for a region in space where it is the only place where it appears naturally). For context, the Civil War started in 2040, while the Apocalypse happened in 2009. Two factions within the Federation existed and were rock-solid, the Commandery (which became the "Republicans") and IDS (which became the "Federalists").
Contrary to the three of these warheads used to destroy much of the world, they are minified, and are used to destroy large swaths of territory instead of almost entire continents and without disrupting much of Earth, except where it is detonated.
The Federal forces have lost countless troops, and forces, because the Republican forces foresaw the advance of the Federal forces, as it rallied the pockets of mankind in inhabitable pockets, mainly in Europe - close to London and Great Britain.
The reason behind the use of that "phlebotinum" weapon, which was the last functioning one on the platform Erlösung-6
Spoiler Alert [heh, always wanted to say that], the Federal forces wins thanks to the relatively large alliance made with the pockets of civilizations).
If you refer to this map you can see much of London and its surrounding were obliterated thanks to the Erlösung-6 strike - a Dimensional Weaponry which uses Nex-Regniumum (the name for "phlebotinum" in the setting). It has been completely banned from warfare, it is a war crime, but was done due to aforementioned reasons.
How much TNT-equivalent/ whatever unit of measure would this mean? How much would be the destruction?
*Here are additional questions branching from the same:
- I am also looking for how far the shockwave would travel and even more info. as I am not smart at all about these sort of things. Could you please explain me (in detail if possible, what would advene after this detonation please?*
Here are useful links:
Less relevant context but still relevant:
- The orbital platform that put an end to the [First] Civil War
- "The Republicans" (Incomplete and full of mistakes)
- The "Federalists" (Incomplete and full of mistakes)
PS: The reason for the war crime being committed against the laws put in place after the apocalypse: An enormous mech, capable of launching ICBMs, armed with artillery, anti-infantry, anti-tank, and much other types of weaponry has been discovered in London, as the last trump card of the Commandery. After bloody massacres after bloody massacres from civilians and military alike, the region war quickly overwhelmed and retreat was the only option, as they regain much of the British Peninsula.
Consider this as a sort of bible for future projects that may be commercial. Everything here is a draft. Licenses and IP are work-in-progress, will be All Rights Reserved.This is the biggest reason we don't permit 3rd party/commercial world questions. You don't have the right to build on it. $\endgroup$