Earth is the third planet from the Sun in the Solar System and the origin of human beings. In the year 2022 an Astral Gate exploded above Earth in an event known as The Gate Accident. The explosion destroyed most of Earth's Moon, causing a near-constant natural disaster of Rock Showers falling into orbit and hitting the planet surface.
After The Gate Accident most of Earth's population migrated to other worlds. The few that remain typically live in ruined settlements, often with a respectable semblance of society and order.
The average temperature has risen since the twentieth century, creating more arid and barren landscapes.
- A Rock Shower Forecast is produced over radio signals in the style of a weather report. With an ever-changing topography, landmasses are divided into Sectors rather than countries or states. The rock shower forecast predicts the likelihood of meteorites in a given sector.
- Satellites and electricity is still available in some regions for the potential of television and internet usage.