A long time before the story takes
place, there was the Darkness. The Spellbinders had made an invention
which ruined their entire civilization. Only some objects survived the
disaster. After the Darkness, a new era of Spellbinders began. They
used some of the technology that was left (e.g. Power Suits, Flying
Ships, etc.), but they didn't know how these things worked. Since they
also didn't know what caused the Darkness, they blamed the Marauders.