The year was 2136. The place was Earth, though it was not like the Earth we know today. All boundaries had been erased and redrawn. Instead of countries, the land was now divided into Nations. Each Nation was hexagon-shaped and divided into six sections, with a Capital city at its center. Any land outside the Nations were termed Wild Places, unfit for human habitation.

In the agriculture section of the Nation of Ghere, a boy was born to a farmer and his wife. He was named Dylan, and appeared quite unremarkable. But one person, looking down from Olympus in the land beyond the clouds, saw something in him she had not seen for generations. This was Athena, goddess of wisdom and battle. Mortals had not worshiped her for centuries, and her name had all but faded away into the mists of time. But she still had enough divine power to recognize potential in mortals. And in this newborn she saw exactly what she had been looking for.

Athena went to her aunt Hestia, goddess of hearth and home, and said, "I think I've found the one the mortal world needs. I have a plan, but I need your help."