The Human Empire spread rapidly, clearing the land and subjugating the dinosaurs to serve them as beasts of burden and weapons of war. Seeing this, the Dino-Gods decide to curse the Humans in the form of a fatal disease. However, the human mystics, the same individuals who witnessed the meteor being stopped, were able to combat the disease, coming up with a temporary cure where the afflicted could 'burn' a dinosaurs remains and curtail the inevitable death for several years whilst gaining inhuman strength and abilities.
With these powerful, 'Burners' supporting it, The Human Empire continued to spread and a entered a golden age of prosperity. It was not to last however. Dinosaur-kind and their gods kept the expansion in check and unable to expand any more, the the Human Empire collapsed in on itself - infighting and a civil war threatened to break it apart.
A lone Burner, close to expiring, returned from the wilds carrying a mystic weapon claiming to have slain a God and forged the weapon from its remains. The Burner made himself Emperor, the weapon freeing him from a Burners inevitable fate, and he united the fractured human nations. He then led them on a crusade to bring down the Dinosaur Gods and carve out humanities place in the land once and for all. The original human mystics, ancient and immortal were well aware that without the Dino-Gods the meteor would destroy them all. They crafted a plan to substitute Burners wielding the god-forged weapons in place of the Gods themselves. The meteor, however, arrived before they can slay the final God, and the chosen six warriors are forced to face the meteor one weapon short. It costs them their lives but they manage to disperse it and protect the land. It falls to the mystics, their powers partially rejuvenated by the meteor, to hatch a plan to find bearers for the weapons once again and bring down the final Dino-God. Then, with all the weapons under their control, prepare for the next meteor to capture the power within it in its entirety.
Map for 'The Reef' storyline:
'The Reef' will be told in three parts. The first is completed and will be published in the latest Faction comic compilation, the rest will be released here, online in due time.