In the late 1980’s, scientists on Earth unwittingly created their first artificial portal to another universe. Using this technology, the nations of Earth expanded out into the multiverse.
Then in 2088, Earth disappeared without a trace. The colonies were left to fend for themselves, and a new order arose: the order of New Carthage.
The year is 2196. Heroes will rise, yadda yadda, I’ll work more on this later.