Van Buren takes place in a time where there is some control over the world. The West has been tamed and now the eastern frontier is the new face of a rebuilding society. This period smacks of the Old West federals, bandits,outlaws, tribals, and homesteaders all trying to make their claim to the land.
The world is full of human corruption and ultimately the players' actions will determine the fate of the New California Republic.Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me
Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me
-- Gus Kahn, Dream a Little Dream of Me
War, war never changes.
Armageddon was only a matter of time
Everyone knew what the end result would be, but misattributed optimism got the better of them
As a result, pride and arrogance led to desperation and a feeling of invincibility
In 2077, these delusions were proved horribly wrong when the bombs dropped
The atomic inferno destroyed indiscriminately
The glories and laments of the harbingers and their foes
Would forever go unsung as their voices mingled with the wind
Along with family, friends, and many citizens, rendered to ash and spread across the atmosphere
A winter of gray snow, the corpses of billions covered the blackened earth
Many years passed, the earth empty, quiet and dark for the first time in hundreds of years
Eventually, survivors emerged, having taken shelter in the underground vaults
They were born again into a world that was hostile and alien
Despite the difficulties they faced, they would endure
And society was slowly remade, many nations were born
In the south emerged one such nation, one which sought to bring peace and prosperity to the Wastes
The New California Republic,
However, not everyone saw the return of humanity as a blessing
An army of iron warriors appeared in the west, armed with advanced technology from before the great war
Powerless to stop them, the world was slowly consumed little by little by the legion
When their hour looked darkest however, the Republic was granted a hero
Known among the northern tribes as "The Chosen One"
The Republic's hero defeated the dark army, saving his family and possibly the entire human race
Thanks to the actions of "The Chosen One", the Republic solidified their hold on the waste
They then expanded east, seeking to cross the Great Desert
After a decade of effort, the NCR managed to establish a foothold beyond California
Centred around the great wall known as Hoover Dam
But the frontier is still lawless and a piece of the world's lost histories is about to become known once again
Life in the Republic, is about to change...