The Chaos Schism all started with a research project in a facility in Mexico. Modern researchers on the topic are almost positive they were experimenting in some way with advanced physics, though what exactly they had intended is unknown. The facility turned on some sort of device, or began some experiment and it blew up. And it didn’t just sputter and the building was destroyed, but an earth-shattering blast erupted from the heart of the facility and nothing was left as it passed. It also took out an area for miles around, destroying trees and making huge disturbances in the ground. The flash was seen for hundreds of miles and is said to have been as bright as an atom bomb.
Initially governments assumed someone had released some sort of nuclear weapon on the site, however when troops and scientific teams arrived they found a globe of shimmering pulsing black and purple energy where the facility had been. The units on site were shocked and confused, but no one wanted to try to get terribly close to it. While no radiation or dangerous contaminants were found a Aurora Borealis like effect at night over the site with no apparent cause. They set up a base camp around the site and began trying to figure out what had happened.
During their work the first occurrences of Hyper Evolution in animals occurred around the world.