On the 18th of April , 2162 Mt. Rainier in America's Pacific Northwest erupted, pouring millions of tons of debris and melted glacier water down into the valley below. Almost simultaneously, flashes of light began to appear all over the planet. These flashes would herald the arrival of millions of alien refugees fleeing a war on their home world who have no knowledge of how they came to Earth. Even more incredible, their magic energy has poured into ours and is now a reality of everyday of life, for better or worse.