The Mutant Project was founded in the year 3988 (1296 Post-impact) by the Earth Sciences Council, which was previously called the Earth-Moon Stability Council.
In its previous form, the Council had been dedicated to correcting the decaying Moon orbit, a direct result of the ‘Great Asteroid Collision’ in 2509. At that time, a large fragment of the fractured Moon hit the Atlantic Ocean and destroyed more than 95% of the ocean and land life of Earth. Vegetation, animals and bacteria essential to a life-sustaining healthy planet were destroyed around the planet as it plunged into very Dark Ages, both philosophically and scientifically. Large bodies of particulate from the planet obscured the Sun from most of the planet for close to 100 years.
The Sciences, as they were known, was a global group of educators, scientists and technologists that had predicted the devastation. Their hard work and foresight is the singular reason that some history, some scientific data and some technology remains in existence, as they sequestered themselves in mountain laboratory campuses around the globe piecing together the Earth’s history in order to impact the future.
For the four hundred (400) years following the collision, the Council worked tirelessly to correct the Moon orbit, which had begun a death spiral toward Earth. The program was a success and so the mission ended. But upon ending, the population become complacent and, in some cases, troubled. It wasn’t long before they realized the lack of a unified purpose was very dangerous and could lead to an overall societal breakdown, not unlike the unpredictable and sometimes savage low-landers. That is, the human and animal populations that survived ‘The Collision’ at the lower altitudes which are often uncivilized and unpredictably violent. The same species on different paths, the Scientific community, through alternative foods, extensive preventative medicine and comprehensive studies was highly advanced. In fact, it was further theorized that they had mutated towards perfection in contrast to the lower population that had devolved, sometimes without the benefit of modern language, to a primitive society.
Eventually, the ultimate mission of hundreds of dedicated archaeologists, paleontologists and life sciences physicians is to improve the odds of their low-land neighbors’ healthy development.