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The history of New Earth

300 years ago, a mysterious, cataclysmic explosion shook the entire planet. The resulting natural disasters wiped out the majority of Earth’s population within weeks and turned most of its surface into an uninhabitable wasteland. This event came to be known as the Day of Purgation.

Years later, the largest surviving group emerged from underground shelters and established a foothold that would eventually become the World Capital, with the World Council as its governing body. As the remnants of mankind tried to rebuild a new society, they divided into four ideological factions: the Path of Progress, the Path of Harmony, the Path of Salvation and, the Path of Dominance.

Over the years, they learned to live in a fragile peace and began to prosper in their own way. All four factions walk their own path, outside the authority of the World Council, which acted as a global peacekeeping among the Paths. Their Leaders agreed to meet at the annual summit, where each of them would have influence in decisions regarding the Capital’s future.

When the first expeditions reached the desolate Ground Zero of the mysterious explosion, the explorers found an unknown material. Neutronium, as the new substance was called, became widely used as building material for the most prestigious projects thanks to its light but extremely durable nature. The first of these projects was the construction of the five Monuments, ordered by the Council to commemorate the coming 300th anniversary of the Day of Purgation.

In celebration of the 300th anniversary, delegations of the four Paths gathered at the World Capital, but instead of remembrance, they witnessed Time Rifts opening on the Monuments. This revealed the true power of the mysterious Neutronium, which is that, when exposed to energy, it is capable of opening wormholes through time. A grim message from the future made the people of New Earth realize that the Purgation was the result of the first of such wormholes, transferring back the energy of the catastrophic future impact of a Neutronium asteroid. This new impact can devastate not only humanity’s past, but also humanity’s future. With such a threat on the horizon, the Paths must do everything to prepare—and survive.

The face of New Earth

The huge settlement of the World Capital is considered to be the center of New Earth’s society and home to the civilized population that refused to join any one of the Paths. While the common people of the Capital live under the bunker-like dome known as the Inner Circle, the wealthiest families and the World Council are housed in the Council Tower. Their lives are relatively peaceful, and they can enjoy every benefit that the Capital’s state-of-the-art technology offers. The Capital’s dangerous and chaotic suburbs, called the Rim, house those who are stuck outside of the Inner Circle but still live under the Capital’s protective force field.

Not far from the Capital stand the Three Pillars, New Earth’s biggest and most efficient water purification system, which supplies the Capital through a large-scale network of pipelines. The mine lying beneath the mountain ranges surrounding the Capital is the result of a massive mining operation to secure a reliable source of Uranium, Titanium and Gold – and occasionally Neutronium.

The known lands of the desolate Old World are now referred to as the Outback: a deadly wasteland where traversing is ill-advised without sufficient protection due to drought, radiation, and hazardous weather conditions. Nonetheless, those who disagree with the Paths’ ideologies and the World Council’s control live in constant danger, in exchange for their freedom, in small settlements scattered across the Outback. Lately, rumor has spread that some of the nomad tribes possess Neutronium, which helps them adapt to the Outback’s radiation.

The rest of New Earth’s population found home in one of the Paths’ Capitals.



Fractures of Time


The rise of unity

After the Paths’ Time Rifts had powered up for the first time on the Day of Reminiscence, masses of people across New Earth started to see visions of a sixth Time Rift waiting to be discovered. These foresights also created an unexplainable bond between them, much stronger than their Path affiliations… Unable to resist the call of this unseen force, eventually, masses of people decided to turn their backs to their Paths and set out to discover the Time Rift in their visions. What the first pioneers found, however, was much more than what they had ever dreamed of; the sixth Time Rift not only existed but offered the promise of a new civilization, one that may eventually set all the people of New Earth down a new path: the Path of Unity.

Using the Time Rift, the future Leaders sent the foundations of Aurora (the hovering Capital of the Path of Unity) back in time, along with the Triumvirate, the first generation of the Path’s Leaders. Thalia, Eldrin, and Castien were chosen and trained from a very young age to do one thing: unite humanity under one banner.

The Amethynia Valley

Still unknown to New Earth’s people, a few secluded areas of New Earth have survived the devastations of the Day of Purgation – chief among them being the Amethynia Valley. Once containing a top-secret research facility, the isolated valley is now home to the staff who used to work there before the cataclysm shook the planet. Since it became clear that life beyond the valley was unimaginable, they established their own community and the ways for a sustainable life.

In the meantime, the valley’s special flora not only survived the neutronium pollution but also started to mutate in a unique way; it crystallized upon contact with the neutronium dust and synthesized a substance called Flux. Gradually, the habitants of the valley discovered the benefits of the liquid substance that can be extracted from the crystal flowers and it slowly became the base of their way of living. They also learned how the Flux can be used to enhance their technology, which eventually led to the creation of the Fracture Device that allows the user to create fractures in time, allowing them to be present in multiple places at the same time.

When the Path of Unity and, later, all the other Paths discovered the valley and its secrets, they made a deal with the people living there, who the Paths started to call Operators. In exchange for Flux and the Fracture Device, the Paths shared their own technology with the valley’s mysterious scientists. However, no matter how hard they tried to grow Amethynia (the crystallized flower providing Flux) someplace else, they always failed; inexplicably, the flowers can only grow in the Valley. The Operators, being the best caretakers of the Valley and the Amethynia flower, are the most qualified to operate the Fracture Device.

A threat from beyond time

Although the future Leaders of the Path of Unity expected that their intentions to alter the past would have consequences, they couldn’t have imagined how those effects would eventually manifest. When the Leaders broke the time stream by sending the fifth Time Rift back with the Triumvirate and the foundations of Aurora, they also created a dissonance in the fabric of Time.

As a result of their daring deed, an ancient and ruthless menace emerged from the deepest darkness of the space-time continuum and started to devour the alternate timelines one by one…

When the Triumvirate found out about the impending doom, they sent out a special task force to explore the devastated alternate timelines. Their reports spoke of destruction beyond belief but they had also found survivors, people who had already experienced the force of the Chronossus. With their help, it might still be possible to overcome the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced…


Path of Unity – Aurora

Aurora, the sublime, hovering capital of the Path of Unity, is futuristic not only in its looks but also in its nature. As the first Time Rifts opened, the very foundations of the city were sent back from the distant future by the Path of Unity itself. Along with the city came the Path’s finest few, trained for the sole purpose of uniting the people of New Earth under the flag of Unity.

Aurora is surrounded by the violet haze emited by Flux, a substance they use in almost every industry, including transportation, medicine, fashion and, architecture. Their tall, ornate buildings mimic nature in their form and lack any sort of gates or doors, symbolizing the welcoming and accepting spirit of the Path of Unity. As a result of the Flux which they consumed in the future for various dietary benefits, the citizens of Aurora are all white-haired and pale-skinned with glowing purple eyes.