In your hands you hold a guide to Vega citizenship. This book is key to your personal survival, and also to the survival of your fellow citizens. The angels will exploit whatever weak link they can find. Thus it is essential that you memorize all rules and regulations contained herein. The fate of humanity is at stake.


Chapter One

A Brief History of the Extermination War

On November 21st 2013, the angel invasion began. Lower angels claimed possession of unwilling human bodies, then launched a war to wipe out all of humanity. The attack was invisible, insidious, terrifying and sudden.

Historians have dubbed the devastation and bloodshed that followed “The Extermination War.”

Over the next seventeen years, more than six billion lives were lost and many of the great cities were either reduced to rubble or deserted. In the Battle of Shanghi alone, 200 million lives were lost. The 2018 Assault on the Eastern Seaboard wiped out every metropolitan center between Boston and Charleston. Communications with Europe were lost in 2022, Russia and the rest of Asia the year after.

On the brink of extermination, humankind rallied in what was once the upper northeast United States. All able-bodied survivors were organized under the leadership of General Edward Riesen. Seeing his chance, the archangel Gabriel, leader of the angel armies, massed the remaining possessed and set out to end mankind.

After almost two decades of war like this world had never seen, fighting devolved into a series of violent land battles. Following a long Fabian retreat into southwest deserts, General Riesen executed a stunning envelopment of the massed angel army at The Battle of Hoover Dam. Human losses were severe, but Riesen had ended Gabriel’s ability to wage large scale war.

Over the Next 17 Years More Than

6 Billion

Lives Were Lost

In The Battle Of Shanghi Alone

200 Million

Lives Were Lost

Chapter One

History of The Founding of Vega

Following the destruction of the angel army, General Riesen and his closest advisors knew their jobs were not done.

The angels may have been beaten back, but they were not gone. The war counsel dreamed of a safe haven where people could raise their families in peace and begin to rebuild. They chose the nearby city of Las Vegas, whose infrastructure had been relatively undamaged in the war. The city possessed ample water and food stores and the old hotels provided more than enough beds for all survivors. A vast protective wall was constructed around what remained of downtown. When the wall was complete, General Riesen gave the city a new name: Vega.

Soon other survivors began to trickle in, seeking shelter behind Vega’s walls. Each refugee was given a job and a place to live. A senate was organized to oversee continued construction and defense of the city. A water purification system was built and then the agri-tower, a huge greenhouse capable of providing food for all of Vega’s residents. For the first time since the outbreak of war, people were focused on more than survival. They were working, living, creating families, having children. Though the world will never fully recover from the horrors of The Extermination War, within Vega’s walls, we have begun to look towards the future once again.

Chapter One

The V-System Social Hierarchy

Inspired by his training at West Point, General Riesen worked with the Senate to devise the V-System, a rigid occupation-based social ordering which ensures the vital work of building and running Vega is accomplished.


Chapter One

The V-System Social Hierarchy

Unlike his angel brethren, Michael believes that humanity is worth fighting to save. At the outbreak of The Extermination War, he left his kind to join the fight against his brother Gabriel and his armies of possessed. As General Riesen’s chief advisor, Michael proved an invaluable ally.

Since the end of the war, Michael has made Vega his home. From atop the Stratosphere hotel, he keeps a watchful eye, dedicated to protecting the city from angel threats. To aid him, Michael established the Archangel Corps, an elite group of Special Forces who serve as Vega’s first line of defense.

We ask that you please respect the Archangel’s desire for privacy and solitude. If you should encounter Michael during your stay here, please avoid eye contact, keep your hands in plain view at all times, and do not request to either see or touch his wings. Never forget that without the Archangel Michael, we would not be here today.


Chapter Two