People who survived the catastrophe, either in groups, by hiding underground or in a fortified place together, or singly, through various means. These hardy people lived to see and tell tales of extreme difficulty and privation. Families were dispersed, loved ones were lost.
The stress of their experiences often left them unable to cope with society, or to accept the presence of another human being.
But survivors thrive best together. New ways of community were needed, hence the call…
(This work, “Running Shapes2”, is a derivative of “Running Shapes” by Michael Coghlan, used under CC BY. “Running Shapes2” is licensed under CC BY by [Dark Feathers].