“We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” -Petra Nemcova

We all have those moments when the world seems to pause, just before it changes forever. There’s no going back to that moment, or any before it. Your only choice is to take what you’ve experienced and move forward. To take what you’ve learned and the work you put into survival and carry on. The world will not stop while you mend yourself. The world will not carry you. You must find your roots and force yourself to grow.

Earthquakes and tidal waves plague the more undeveloped parts of the world, but they are by no means the only disasters. Even those of us who dwell within the most civilized places are exposed to the temper tantrums of weather and the outbreaks of microbial organisms. But this doesn’t stop us. No, we survive. We persevere.

But how do we keep going? We learn. We learn from everything that we are subjected to. We make it a point to understand our enemies, and in understanding them we learn how to neutralize them. If we can’t do that, we learn how best to weather what they have to throw at us. This has always been the way of our people, no matter the color or the place. It is this grit of the human mind that has catapulted us to where we are today in the world.

With each enemy we tame however, new challenges arise. Some of them have been hiding in the shadows for years, just waiting to be discovered. Others are only a threat now due to the setup of the world. Either way though, Briallan is one step ahead of them.

It is our goal with this new research team to not only find out what other threats are out there, but also to try and understand them. For, in understanding, we best learn how to protect others.

Roots Run Deep

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