Earth, the distant future. A global apocalyptic event has taken place, bringing society to a new dark age. This apocalyptic event came about during the peak of a technological golden age. Man had begun to build scientific research stations as far as Pluto, and Terraforming Mars and the moons of Jupiter. Fantastical weapons, breakthroughs in medicine and human DNA manipulation had given rise to longer living humans with a slew of powerful abilities. Minds could be uploaded to digital brains, A.I.s were starting to gain consciousness, and in some of the most secretive research facilities across the solar system, mankind had begun to reach out to places outside of our reality.
Then it all went away. No one knows how, or why, but it happened. Like Icarus, humanity flew too close to the sun and came crashing down, hard. It was bad, really bad. Connection with the other colonies went dark, all electronic equipment went dead, untold billions died during the first few days, and many more after the initial fall. Things that were kept hidden away, behind thick steel and bullet proof glass escaped, bred, and terrorized those who survived. Those with abilities given to them before the fall managed to survive, others turned into unimaginable horrors. Those abilities were passed down, giving rise to heroes and warlords, to saviors and destroyers. Others were mutated by the ensuing chaos of a newly torn solar system.
The world still had pockets of golden age technology, but without the proper knowledge on how to work them, become deathly. The weather, once conquered and easily manipulated by golden age humanity, had turned against its master. Acid storms, Tornados of paranormal origin, lighting showers, extreme heat, and freezing winters.
Reality weakened, rifts and tears across the globe gave birth to terrors never seen before, but it also gave humanity a new source of power that came with unknown costs.
Even after all these new hardships, humanity refused to be broken. Two hundred years after the fall, humanity has managed to eke out a living throughout Earth. A rough, often short living, but a living nonetheless.
Our story begins in what was once known as Denver, Colorado, a place known as the last city, The Citadel.