In the last days of the time of Heroes the most powerful Heroes and Villains formed a council known as the Power Lords, they saw the damage their wars had caused normal people. So it was decreed that the Power Lords would transcend time and become the ruling class for heroes everywhere. But as the Power Lords left so did the essence of power in humanity. Test Subjects Wanted
Many years passed and heroes had long been forgotten. Some with powers would surface but never enough to manifest as superpowers. Until a small ad appeared in a unnoticed newspaper.
Looking for willing subjects to participate in a
Genetic Manipulation Experiment
Contact Doctor Henderson
Those who came forward heard the calling to become better than they were before. The Machine worked better than could have been hoped for except for one side-effect, it amplified your inner self creating pillars of good and greatness and the darkest shadows since the time of the heroes. Varis Zel fell prey to the evil in himself and after a failed attempt to kill his brother Varis fled with those who believe mankind should be ruled by heroes. Ray Zel in response to his brothers threat on the world creates the Hero Paradigm to protect humanity. One thousand years after the Power Lords left time the time of Heroes had dawned again.