Researchers at the International Space Agency discover that a giant meteor is headed toward Earth. World leaders are immediately asked to pool their resources together towards a last-minute solution.
A group of top scientists secretly begin a project called “Perstemico”, a massive ship designed to save the most skilled of Earth's population.
Rockets are launched to intercept and redirect the meteor. People cheer as they watch the live stream.
The first draft of Perstemico is complete. It is a massive ship unlike any before it, designed to hold up to 15,000 passengers.
Software engineers begin working on the ship's automated system.
Video arrives from the launched rockets as they approach their target. It becomes apparent that a miscalculation was made when the rockets crash land on the meteor's surface.
The designs for Perstemico are leaked. Headlines begin appearing calling the ship "an escape for the wealthy"
A group identifying themselves as Rise United People, or Rise UP, gather outside the UN Headquarters and start riots.
Project Perstemico is complete. After many redesigns it was able to accommodate 40,000 passengers.
Perstemico departs Earth and sets out into space.
Flight Commander Aisha Ortiz and her crew awaken from cryo-sleep, 200 light-years into their journey. A glitch revealed in the travel log suggests they are inside an asteroid belt near their destination.
Everyone agrees to remain awake for the rest of their journey to deal with any future concerns.
Starship Perstemico survives a rough landing at the 22nd parallel south of the equator in a Golipna forest.
68% of the passengers’ lives are lost due to either malfunctioning life support systems or the landing, with another 17% suffering moderate injuries.
They name their new home Rennova, establishing themselves as Rennovans.
The discovery of element 132, Tenaxium, ushers in an age of architectural and mechanical innovation, known as the Industrial Revelation.
Workers use Tenaxium to create a robot that can endure the intense factory conditions, the MECHANICAL ROBOT.
Seth Wattley, electrical engineer, encourages his co-workers to strike after noticing the lack of Rennovan official engagement in their craft and lack of respect over the years. They call themselves THE RESISTANCE.
The Resistance names their area, Lysafar, meaning "lights of danger", who then go on to invent the ELECTRICAL ROBOT.
Dr. Max von Bergman vowed from an early age to devote his life toward cleaning the filth generated by all of the factory workers. 32 years and 2 PhDs later, he invents the CHEMICAL ROBOT.
The toxins in their massive containment units would be collected monthly and used in a variety of studies at the local university.
Aatish Rao, great grandson of the propulsion engineer who worked on the SS Perstemico, took offense to Rennovan distrust of nuclear power after a core malfunction nearly destroyed the retired ship
Aatish Rao invents the NUCLEAR ROBOT.
Raobotix Inc. proceeds to develop many Hybrid robots, mixing the various elements together.
Start of The War of the Factions
War rages before coming to a tragic end. The skies are filled with smoke. Rennova is now in complete disrepair.
The Organics bombed Rennova with intense Xandranium radiation, believing it would “eliminate the robotic threat from the planet's surface."
The plan went roughly as expected, although the planet's surface would never look the same again.
Hundreds of Rennovans that went underground during the bombing start to come out of hiding. Over the next few decades, they would build the SALVAGERS.
The SALVAGERS would be Rennova's "last hope for reunification," they thought.
The first SALVAGER, known as PEACEMAKER is built.
All energy types existed in harmony within this ultimate hybrid. PEACEMAKER quickly became a worldwide inspiration, making continuous public appearances.
Jealousy from the Resistance led the construction of APOCALYPSE. Fit for the war-torn landscape, it gained notoriety for its sudden vicious attacks on any “lead-head” robots foolish enough to cross its path.
Designed by descendents of the first-generation Rennovans, SAMURAI would become the Salvager that most closely resembles Earth culture.
SAMURAI was designed specifically to counteract the hordes of new robots being built by APOCALYPSE.
The rejects of society had no choice but to construct SCAVENGER -- who was specifically designed to salvage parts much more quickly and easily, helping to keep those on the fringe of society in the fray.
History always has a way of repeating itself. As the war between the SALVAGERS became more and more chaotic, the "organics", how the robots would refer to humans, were powerless. Rennova once again belonged to robotkind...