Or, rather, Earth as we now know it. Post-Panacea. After a "cleansing" tide named fondly by survivors as 'Panacea,' humanity scrambled to drag their waterlogged half-dead selves out of the nuclear waters and onto land. Ah, brings back memories of being in the primordial soup. Here we are some 300 (give or take a few decades) years after the disaster and mankind has established footholds in the islands created by the high water. While you would think the last humans on earth could get along, you'll find just the opposite.
Silas Wingate is the newly crowned mayor after the former one, Laurel Barov, fell on his precious head and was knocked into a coma. Silas beat out his opponent, Astor Lachance, 12-9 and is now Magnus Elus' light at the end of the tunnel.
This man has a whole operation of people committed to freeing Brights from the Black Market and wherever they end up. He is wanted in every hemisphere, meaning he has to lay low everywhere he goes, but he's fairly skilled at that.