0010. The past makes the future...
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Years prior to 2116: Dark Ages.
Period from 2116 to 2250: Technological Middle Ages.
From 2250 to 2379: Era of Darkness.
2380: Rebirth and departure of the new era, or our new year 0...
Year 15: Where our story begins.
The history of the Earth remains shrouded in mystery due to the many wars and catastrophes it underwent. We only know that it's during this dark period (before 2116) that psychic abilities were studied and admitted by science, initially by the army (in the 1890's), then by civil science (1970). We also know that the consortium of Megacorporations was created, at the same time as the first Martian colony.
In 2116, space colonization began alongside the discovery of inter-dimensional space. Mars then proclaimed its independence and launched an offensive against the Earth with equipment unknown to the human race.
This flash attack decimated 2/3 of the human race. The surviving countries formed an alliance - the Federation - in order to better counter the threat from Mars, but almost all of their military equipment had been destroyed. The mega corporations offered to help the Federation, having their own war weaponry; hoping to extend their power and influence.
During this war, the Federation used telepathic soldiers. These new troops were called the Para-psychic Legion. The Legion's role was mainly to inform, misinform, torture, spy, search for and find traitors ... At the end of the war, the legion became the "Federation's inquisitors", constantly gaining power and influence. The legion was renamed the Federal Para-psychic army, and was separated from military command in order to keep its autonomy, but remains loosely under Federal control.