These are the prophecies by Drogo Empedocles, accepted as the basis for SCOD.
- Some systems within Civilization will collapse due to a combination of factors after one major event.
- When some civil systems fail, people will riot, and sane people must defend themselves.
- Survivors will begin to take back power from government and corporations.
- Families and communities will value making their own living and food.
- Architects and Archivists will become beacons in the new dark ages.
- Suburbs will want to develop gardens more than building more houses.
- Cities will find that trapped within skyscraper artificial tombs, maintenance becomes overwhelming.
- The East Coast will once again value the Chesapeake Bay, and all waterways more as life itself.
- The Appalachian Trail will become a major highway with growing communities.
- West Virginia will reduce coal mining, and get back to real mountaineering.
- Harpers Ferry will reclaim its status as spiritual place of gathering and barter.
- The Hilltop Hotel will be run by local community groups.
- Park Rangers will become true Forest Rangers, and Police will become Road Warriors
- Without electricity buildings will be converted architecturally as forts and communal housing.
- SCOD will be established as a community and tested. SCOD will prevail.
ps – predictions or prophecies may or may not come to pass, however if there is any chance they should be brought about, made true, and come to be; we should prepare and make plans no matter our chances of survival.