Mercurius, which fell victim to the Vares Hazard, in Phase 64.
|Outcome||Over 20 million deaths|
Surface of Mercurius transformed into gray goo
|Appearance||Phase 15 (Mentioned)|
Phase 64 (Mentioned)
Phase 70 (Mentioned)
Little was revealed about the Vares Hazard other than the following outcomes:
- Over 20 million people were killed.
- The surface of the planet Mercurius was transformed into gray goo, rendering it completely inhospitable to humans and thwarting any attempts to gather intelligence via probes.
Vares later revealed via a recording that was triggered by Aga Mbadi upon his capture of in ES 473 that he had attempted to learn how far human beings could "resist their own nature" by breaking down his own moral code to prove free will. He was driven to such extremes by the discovery of the brain bio-chip and learning about his creation by the G.E.N.E. Project. Mbadi however kept the truth behind Vares' motives to himself and, transformed by having acquired Vares' bio-chip, used his enhanced abilities to later acquire the bio-chips of the surviving scientists created by the G.E.N.E. Project.
|e · d · v||LADDER|
|Personnel:||Aga Mbadi • Super Nova • Tzykrow • Yajnik • Jaya Narasimhah|
|Delegates:||Doturov 68 • Dupuy • Fournier • Lawhear • Meshach • Pomponazzi|
|ORDER:||Chandler • Lakshmi • Aga Mbadi • Revelle|
|Military:||HIGH ORDER • NEW ORDER (Unit 402) • Sword of Damocles|
|Clients:||Mars Kingdom Parliament |
Olympus Payline Company (Olympus Express • Olympus Spaceport)
|Projects:||GENE Project • Zenith of Things Tournament|
|Events:||Operation Hagel • Second ZOTT |
Tenth ZOTT (Tiphares Redevelopment Bill) • Vares Hazard
|Locations:||Ketheres • Leviathan 1 • Onion Frame|
|Related articles:||Terraforming Wars • Treaty of 387|