In 1898, the Martians came! They devastated our lands, ravaged our earth, and slew without mercy – then, they died without tears when our germs struck them down! However, from their corpses we found the gift of Aetherium, which has forever changed the course of our destiny, evolving our world into a Ravaged Earth! Fast Forward: 1936. You are one of the Ravaged, a person altered by the mysterious powers of Aetherium, and your destiny begins today!