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Hundreds of years after the sealing of the Continoma Project, the world began an unprecedented ecological regeneration. As the climate began to recover, the few areas spared from the rising oceans lay completely unpopulated, blank canvases to start a natural healing process. When data reports about the surface brought favorable survival odds, Continoma launched its unperfected cloning system to produce the initial group of Pioneers, the first humans meant to set foot on the island of Enterra since the Third World War.

In their initial exploration of the devastated area, the pioneers lost a number of members to aggressive animal species altered by fallout. In the ensuing fight for territory, their technological advantage eventually allowed them to push the mutants back enough to claim the land for their own developments. These first steps paved the way for sprawling industrial areas and a vast network of smaller settlements that evolved into what was known as The Nest, the first community in the new era of man. It provided a safe haven as Continoma planned and prepared the construction of its true return to power and wealth, the city of Sal Vitas, future home to a great utopian society that would be free of past errors.

The second group of human clones released from the vault was sent to the western shores of the main island to begin the construction of the new city, but not without protest. The proven contribution system of old persisted in this new world. As Continoma regained its governing power, the faithful pioneers who progressed the reclamation of society's former greatness were rewarded, while those who doubted or defied these goals were punished by being left behind to support The Nest.

Although some came to regret their defiance, the majority felt restricted by the laws of this new society and began to rebel. The settlement eventually collapsed to anarchy and became the permanent home to the outlaws and criminals of Sal Vitas who would come to be, eager to escape the renewed grasp of the ruling authorities.

The Technological Block used all of its means to create a utopia, yet the population remained restless. As control was paramount to success, Continoma explored new ways of increasing the submissiveness of its citizens, going so far as to promise participation in the future of human evolution. With a hunger for technological advancement and the determination to avoid past mistakes, the only remotely viable form of evolution remaining was the artificial process set by The Eight.

Scientists worked hard to eradicate many weaknesses before cloning the first pioneers. They succeeded in fixing many apparent problems, but in the process, neglected various future issues. However, Continoma's greatest achievement would soon become its greatest failure as new breeds of citizens would find themselves parts of a vision they no longer shared, and without any personal benefits at all.[[