The world has changed. It is the 26th century and New Earth is slowly recovering from the Day of Purgation: the day a mysterious, catastrophic explosion shook the entire planet. The majority of the population was exterminated, and most of the surface became uninhabitable.
No one understood what really caused the apocalypse - the only thing the survivors could do was find shelter until the dust settled.
The remnants of humanity organized along four radically different ideologies, called Paths: the peaceful Path of Harmony, living in one of the few surviving cradles of nature blooming with flora and fauna; the stern Path of Dominance, ever cruising the oceans in their huge ship built into a floating metropolis; the cunning Path of Progress, looking down on Earth from their city in the sky; and the devout Path of Salvation, dwelling in huge underground halls and chambers.
Followers of the four Paths live in a fragile peace, but in almost complete isolation. Their only meeting point is the Capital, the last independent city on Earth, led by a global governing body: the World Council.
Many years later, explorers discovered a rich seam of an unknown substance at the desolate Ground Zero of the Day of Purgation. The durable and light Neutronium, as they named it, proved excellent as building material.
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the apocalyptic day, the World Council initiated the construction of five Monuments, made entirely of Neutronium, representing the four Paths and the World Capital. When the celebration started, the delegations of the four Paths witnessed humanity's most life-changing event since the Purgation.
Time Rifts from the future opened on the Monuments, revealing the true power of the mysterious Neutronium: when exposed to energy, it is capable of opening wormholes through time.
The connection with the future gifted humanity with unprecedented growth and prosperity, but also led to a grim realization: the Purgation was the result of the very first of the Time Rifts.
The devastating energy of a future asteroid impact was transferred back in time due to the massive amount of Neutronium within the asteroid's matter. This impact is now looming on the horizon, threatening to devastate not only the past, but also the future.
With the assets of present and future at their disposal, each Path will do everything to prepare for the upcoming impact - and dominate Humanity's future as the one true Path.