The city is desolate.
Fire from heaven has scorched the earth; the hand of Man has undone his own work.
The headquarters of NERV is a sea of blood and Bakelite, the last stand of women and children against men with the hearts of beasts and the souls of demons. They would betray their own humanity to gain that which they seek.
A red giant lies impaled in the plains, torn to pieces by its own kind. No mercy is offered to those who would betray the vision, only Death.