The year is 2017.
The memories of all the time gone by remain. Burned into the brains of those that lived those moments. Xenith, Paladin, Ashton, Nicholas, The Phoenix…these things happened, they existed, and they are clear in the mind as though they happened yesterday.
And yet, it is not 2292 anymore. This is certain. it is known. Life before this point is clear. Those who remember 2292, also know that they have a different past.
The vampire apocalypse happened…Gehenna, it really happened. Thousands of supernaturals, vampires, werewolves, mages and others died when the elders of the vampire kind rose from their centuries long torpors.
The only blood that would suffice was that of other vampires, and they died in droves.
Something stopped them. Only a select few know that a small family of ancient vampires created the Four Horsemen and unleashed them on the Elders in order to save the remainder of vampire kind.
In this war, supernaturals would fall. There was nobody safe and mortals, while not understanding the real reason, only knew that a massive war was being waged in countries that had previously never suffered in this way, and people were dying in vast numbers.
The Four Horsemen were ultimately successful, and a kill switch embedded in each one was set off, ending the war for good. Of the vampires that created them, there was no sign.
Vampire numbers were down for the first time in centuries. With so little competition, it was easier to hide in the shadows again, with less to fear from those who would hunt the supernaturals.
A small coterie of vampires found themselves in the small town of Mount Salem, home to about 200,000 people and just over 50 vampires, tasked with returning order to the town and setting up their own kingdom. Frank Tepesco, Kaleb Marcelos, Talia Dunnage, Brian and Tabitha Wilde appear to starting a new chapter in their lives.
Why they remember previous events from a distant future and their own recent past is a small mystery, but most urgently, there is the matter of meeting, and ruling a small cadre of vampires that haven't known any rule in decades…