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Shanghai Crash

Operation Eclipse
Start date

Before September 10, 2024

End date

May 4, 2025




Shanghai Crash


Cartel operational failure

  • Olympus Cell eliminated and exposed
  • Remaining Cartel cells elude the Chimera
Flag United Nations.png United Nations
Flag United States.png United States
Supported by:
Flag China.png China
Flag Russia.png Russia
AoA Logo Cartel.png Cartel
AoA Logo Damocles.png Damocles
Republica de Neuva California
Investigate the Shanghai Crash (initially)
Expose and stop all Cartel operations, and destroy the Cartel
Subjugate the United States, and seize its major economic and military assets
AoA Logo US Army.png CiC. C. Johnson
AoA Logo US Army.png Gen. James Wittel
(later being joined cartel)

AoA Logo Chimera.png Col. Greg Schaefer
AoA Logo Chimera.png HC Majken Lofquist
AoA Logo Chimera.png Capt. Harding
Flag Russia.png Maj. Fedor Raevski

AoA Logo Cartel.png "Hermes"
AoA Logo Cartel.png "Poseidon"
AoA Logo Cartel.png "Osiris"
AoA Logo Cartel.png Piet Vermaak
AoA Logo Cartel.png Zhang Yao
AoA Logo Cartel.png Raul Escobedo
AoA Logo Chimera.png Chimera
AoA Logo US Army.png US Armed Forces
AoA Logo Cartel.png Olympus Cell
AoA Logo Cartel.png Heliopolis Cell
Casualties and losses
Many Chimera & US Army assets Damocles
James T. Whittel
Raul Escobedo
Many Cartel assets
White Wolves
Chimera SHIELD Logo NoBG.png
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Operation Eclipse was initially a clandestine operation launched by the Cartel that began after the collapse of the Chinese economy in 2019.


In the year 2019 the "Shanghai Crash", which was the collapse of the entire Chinese financial system, plunges the whole world into the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Third world countries suffered the worst from the crisis, and were on the brink of collapse. The United States, suffering from the economic crisis and recurring defense budget cuts, struggles to maintain their influence as a global superpower. Taking advantage of the chaos, a shadowy organization known as the "Cartel", a syndicate of private military contractors and corporate magnates, was able to infiltrate the failing governments and install its own puppet regimes.

China has initially denied responsibility and accused the West for sabotage, the claims of which are dismissed. The United Nations' Transnational Crime Organization, however, suspects that the Shanghai Crash was orchestrated. Initial investigations were ceased due to insufficient evidence, and is now regarded as a mere conspiracy theory. Still determined to uncover the suspicious cause of the Shanghai Crash, the "Chimera Protocol" was signed in secrecy, binding several UN member states together to provide intelligence and military support for the investigation.