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Mankind nearly wiped itself out with Global Climate Change. Our lust for oil, natural resources and farm-able land, polluted the air and waters, and caused massive storms and earthquakes. We were pushed to the edge of extinction, subsisting in small pockets under adversity. All traces of civilization was lost in the struggle to survive, however science and technology continued to advance through the fervor of a handful of brave scientists. One such group was the Albaddon family and their vassals, who invented a way to harness etherion with the ethernano drive. A complex fusion of science and magic, the ethernano driveswere able to calm the weather and tectonics. The Albaddons were able to build a few cities and spread the effects of harnessing etherion over a wide area. Within the walls of these cities, they created a stable society thriving on the cutting edge of science and engineering.
But the cities could only support a fixed population, which created a problem when people started emigrating from their shelters and settlements. The Albaddons were forced to close off their cities or else starve themselves. The pârnaie formed around these bastions, and people starved against the walls. Those within the walls were heartbroken, and shared what technology and sustenance they could, but riots broke out and threatened to send annihilation back again. So the first Lord Albaddon annexed the pârnaie and set everyone under one government, however, the pârnaie and the cities would remain separate. Only the best and the brightest would be permitted to move from the pârnaie inside, except the elderly who had saved from their labor enough to purchase entry to the retirement villas. Under this system stability and prosperity returned to humanity, and it has been able to survive to this day.

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