The world has changed – and with it also the living beings who fight for their survival. Whether human survivors, mutated animal races or human-machine hybrids – every faction wants to seize control, in order to finally confront its greatest enemy after the great battle: The white dragon TSUKUYUMI.
Once born as the ruler of the night, Tsukuyumi was a powerful god being, a Kami of the old world. But he betrayed his kind when he killed the goddess of food with an arrow of light and a bow of dragon bone. As punishment he was banished to the eternal night sky, far away from his sister, the sun goddess Amaterasu.
Worn by loneliness, Tsukuyumi lost his life energy. Asleep he drifted in space and time until he was surrounded by stone and stardust and finally became what people called the "moon".
When the humans, once created by the Kami, saw Tsukuyumi petrified in the sky, they became aware of the strength of their own race. They moved out to get rid of their ancient gods, and before they became aware of the threat, the Ars Humana, the age of humanity, had begun on Earth. But the sky remained inaccessible to humans for many millennia and the moon became a hated symbol for the ancient rule of the Kami.
When technical progress finally opened the way to the skies, the descendants of the Kami hunters saw their chance. In the year 2078 they dared to advance from the Japanese moon station "Doragon". But the lance, which was to penetrate Tsukuyumi's heart and kill him, got stuck in his flank and only injured him - the mission failed. Only one astronaut survived.
The distress call of the Kami hunters: "He is awake. The dragon returns."
But Tsukuyumi had woken up and was determined to free himself from his stone prison. Slowly, but steadily, he approached the earth in order to achieve new freedom through the collision of both celestial bodies. At first people looked at the sky with amazement, but soon curiosity turned into fear. The earth began to tremble, the tides went crazy and caused death, but the impact of the moon on Earth could not be stopped by any human effort.
When the moon hit the ground, within a few moments happened what usually happens over thousands of years: Masses of land were moved, pressed down and lifted up, masses of water displaced, the very bottom seemed to turn upwards. Crunching and rumbling, the face of the planet changed. But the moon came to a standstill in the boggy soil of the Pacific, towering enormous walls of earth in front of it.
The moon carved up land, broke up continental plates, caused mountains to shatter and broke its own rock shell on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.
Nothing is the same as before. A deep rift stretches from Asia to Europe and North America all the way to the Pacific. Where once the mighty ocean of the world swayed, the moon has dug its way deep into the now dusty ground. The rim of the crater is made up of a mountain range of land mass and earth crust thousands of metres high, which is only surmounted by the moon itself - with a diameter of around 3,000 kilometres, it extends far beyond the earth's atmosphere. Tsukuyumi has still not gained his freedom, but his power is obvious.
The great centers of human civilization have been eradicated from the earth. Animals, plants and fertile soil were buried under the salty mud with which the huge tidal wave covered the land masses. Former islands, such as those of the Japanese archipelago, have been rising out of the barren ocean floor as fine rock needles ever since. The green belt of the equator was destroyed by the flood and enormous masses of ice push over the planet from the north and south poles.
The night has become dark. Humanity is almost extinguished. Scattered groups, rarely larger than 100 people, fight for bare survival and cling to even the smallest hope. Climate, landscape and living conditions, everything is increased to extremes. Nature has turned against man - and man must learn again what it means to become prey. To be the prey of Tsukuyumi and his deadly henchmen, the Oni.
In the midst of chaos, Tsukuyumi rests waiting to be freed. He, who once produced life, is now creating an army of devastating creatures that are stronger and tougher than any other man on earth before.
Wherever Tsukuyumi's pheromones meet life, they set a rapid evolution in motion. But his original plan doesn't work out. While people who come too close to him fall under his spell and become highly intelligent but destructive Oni, other creatures resist his influence. So now his own creatures turn against him and become his strongest enemies: among them are the insect swarms of the Dark Seed, the pig herds of the Boarlords, the beasts of the Children Of The Lion and the massive land whales of the Lords Of The Lost Sea.
The former Pacific soil has degenerated into a battlefield.
Whoever gains control over the moon seems to gain dominion over the new world at the same time. The final battle has begun, and the various factions - the last surviving humans, the evolutionary animal beings, and all the creatures in between - are determined to assert themselves as the dominant species, shake off Tsukuyumi's influence, and finally make their own mark on the new era.