350 years ago World War III, started between the U.S. and China and eventually engulfing the rest of the world, left the planet devastated and humanity divided more than ever. The war lasted a decade, and left many regions of the planet uninhabitable. It also killed nearly 3 billion people. Another billion died in the decades following, due to lack of resources, disease, and radiation poisoning. Technology was almost non-existent after the war, putting an end to the so-called "computer age". Human population, cut in half, and divided among the ever increasing national boundaries, looked to be on the brink of extinction. Centres were set up where the remains of humanity could thrive, leaving the rest of the world nothing more than a wasteland. 50 years after the end of the war, the Gafflon invaded, uniting humanity and laying waste to most of the resources left on the planet.
Now, Ellie Stapleton Brown, a young woman apprenticing as a treasure-hunter for Professor Byron Conroy, makes a startling discovery about the time before the Gafflon invasion. It is a discovery that might threaten humanity's very way of life. But, does she let the information out, or does she bury the evidence as the professor suggests?