Time eventually ran out for the O’Fette government, though not from any of the mechanisms that they had suspected and planned for.

Parliament brought a motion of no confidence against Minister O’Fette, which failed by a considerable margin. Emboldened by this, O’Fette called for an early election, hoping to buttress his majority and achieve the numbers he needed to make his majority completely impervious to interference from other parties.

Much to his misfortune, the election season happened to coincide with the Severton Explosion, a munitions fire that eventually spread out of control and killed dozens at the navy pier. Citizens in the capitol demonstrated against the government’s perceived negligence in providing aid and protection in the wake of the disaster, and the action soon became violent. O’Fette had to call in the army to restore order.

His plan backfired, with the recent troubles leading to his ouster. O’Fette fled the country hours after the news was announced, taking with him as much of the treasury as his motorcade could accommodate.