The year is now 1879, but the history is not our own.
Mysterious beings called the Reckoners have given life to monsters and magic, causing history to divert from July 4th, 1863 forward. The South has won its independence, California has shattered into a labyrinth of flooded sea-canyons, and a mysterious super-fuel called “ghost rock” has spawned as much war and strife as it has “steampunk” devices.
These Reckoners won. Nobody really knows when it was other than the 20th Century was terrible with wars expanding more and more, governments collapsing, disease and demons. Now everything is terrible, the population has been reduced to the level of beasts, slavery and abuse is rampant.
The Devil has won. God is dead. The fight continues.
Seers and scientists have divined a means to open a window to the past – a window that can be used as a doorway. It’s a one-way trip but a small group of resistance fighters have been selected to go back into history and prevent the demons from winning. If their first victories can be undone then maybe, just maybe, the past can be undone and humanity can be free once more…