The world was full of fools. Fools who all too easily could forget the events of yesteryear, of what had happened to New York City. How Stark Tower had fallen, along with it's creator. They thought they were safe as long as SHIELD and the President of the United States stood watch. The whole world thought it was safe from another attack of that magnitude.
What they didn't realize was it had merely been a warning of what was to come.
But soon, very soon in fact, HYDRA would strike again, and the world would fully understand that the time for peace and prosperity was at an end.
Red Skull stood on his throne, surrounded by blackness, the only light coming from the endless amount of screens blaring unnatural light onto his skin. He watched them all carefully, almost as if in anticipation. Something was about to take place....
It started in the ocean...or oceans you could say. All over the world reports of strange readings were coming from deep beneath the waves. At first they were mistaken for minor seismic activity, as it seemed to do nothing more make the tides a bit more fierce across many coasts.
They were quite wrong.
The first sign of alarm came from London, as massive churning just off the coast began causing trouble for any ships and those on the beach. People were starting to be evacuated when something massive began to emerge from the water.
Two cold and lifeless looking lights flickered as a massive mechanical head first emerged from the sea, soon a torso and two massive arms joined it, followed by the legs. As it stood to it's full height it was as tall as any skyscraper, the people below it like ants. It was black in color, though much of it's metal body appeared to have faded in color, as if it had been underwater for quite some time.
For a while it simply stood there, as if watching the panic and hysteria it was now causing below. Slowly the hum of energy grew louder and louder, the center of it's chest glowing a bright blue.
Then, it took a step, causing waves to crash against the beach head. It continued to move forward, slow at first, but then it began to pick up in speed. Nearly everyone on the shore way had made a run for it by the time it reached the beach. It continued to head straight for the center of the city, anything in it's path, whether it be a building, vehicle, or person, was crushed beneath it's humongous foot.
Reports of this disaster were only just being to be seen live for the rest of the world when another emerged near Tokyo, a minute later one was emerging in Hong Kong...then Paris, Quebec City, Miami, Los Angeles, Syndey...the list didn't seem to have an end as dozens of the machines appeared all across the globe.
The last one, however, emerged somewhere that had seen it's share of this war already....New York City. This last mechanical monstrosity was no different than the rest, and yet the air that now surrounded it seemed colder. As it stood in the New York Harbor it did not beeline for the center of the city like the rest...no it had a different objective in mind.
It started running straight toward Liberty Island. The Sleepers had awakened.
OOC: First major attack from HYDRA has begun! You can do whatever you want! Sit back and watch what happens, or engage one of the Sleepers at your own peril!
Though seriously, if you engage one of these things don't come crying to me if you die.