In Chunnel Surfer II, the Engineer tells part of his tale, how while circling the globe in a space station, he saw The Shattering -- seeing the world as a vast, shattered mirrored globe. He spends 13 years trying to discover the cause and a way to fix it.

When he makes the attempt, he discovers, to his horror, that his actions actually caused The Shattering -- echoes of the event moving both forward and backward in time. A further 13 years later, the Earth unShatters.