the year was 2112 A.D, humanity's technological advancement had hit an all-time high, and scientific explorations have traversed the world over, revealing historic secrets almost everyday; however on march 8th 2112; a discovery that would change the world was made deep under the island of Manhattan, in the region known as the Mohegan void trench, when deep sea oil drillers drilled through a loose layer of bedrock and exhumed a mass of glowing purple stones, and upon digging deeper found a layer of a pitch black sheet-like metal; scientists later determine that these two materials have amazing qualities, the purple stones, named voidstone ore due to it's area of discovery seemed to act as a self contained thermo-nuclear reactor, releasing insane amounts of energy when exposed to magnetic fields; while the metal, aptly dubbed black metal by metallurgists was a light weight, high density, high durability material that could easily be shaped to fit any necessary project.
these two discoveries changed the world, and in little more than a year the USA's technology revolved around these two materials, with every city, including it's new capital, farside city,a sparkling urban jewel floating far above the Mohegan void trench, it's rejection of gravity a symbol of the technological breakthroughs that voidstone had given the people. this advancement came not without a price, however. unknown to most is that widespread use of voidstone ore had mutated humanity on the genetic level,
causing one in every fifteen people to become darkloids, twisted creatures of superhuman attributes that reproduce through a "corruption" plague.
the darkloids proceeded in spreading their plague over the course of a decade, expanding into a hive mind led by a mysterious figure known only as voideus.
our story begins in 2123, where an explosion in a voidstone refinery had showered the nation in a mutagenic cloud, resulting in the emergence of a faction of metahumans called the void's fist, who seek to secede from the U.S. and create a country solely for powered individuals; plunging the nation into a three way war between the government, the void's fist and the darkloids for control over the now chaotic land
in the central hub of the ruins of grand central station a mass of darkloids of various shapes and sizes were gathered around a makeshift podium, upon it a seemingly humanoid figure stood, this figure was pale skinned with black hair accented by a single tuft of white that frames the left side of his face with fair skin and amber yellow eyes, he was dressed in a simple black sleeveless jacket featuring white highlights on the collar and on a single line on the front, this was opened halfway down, revealing a well-toned but lean chest with a silver cross necklace dangling loosely from his neck;on the bottom half of his body he wore black slacks with silver plated black metal armor on the left leg and a string of belts loosely tied to the upper part of his right leg.
a simple pair of silver plated black metal armored boots completed the outfit; the figure would perfectly pass for being human, except for his arms, for the black and orange chitinous material that they were coated in marked him as a darkloid. "today is the day, my brothers and sisters!, today for the first time in ten years we shall walk in the sun, free from the shackles of the collective! and i swear to you that no ocean will contain us! No more borders around us! no ruins below! no ceiling above! today! we! claim! our! destiny!!" the figure spoke to the gathered hoard, his words calm and measured as he drew his blade and destroyed the barrier that sealed off the ruined station from the rest of the world and led the darkloids out of the station, many of them covering their eyes from the sun's rays as the figure looked around, amazed at the beauty of the surface world of NY, it's buildings shining with a relflective black gleam in the mid-day sun