Ever since the Darkness made itself known to those watching the sky, an uneasy feeling has spread across the world faster than any sickness of the flesh. People fear what they do not know, and even the greatest minds from Earth and beyond could not comprehend what the Darkness really was or what it could do. Without proper knowledge, humanity did what they always did when the did not understand - they attacked.
Two of the most powerful lifeforms on Earth, Superman and Dr. Manahttan, left to fight the Darkness in space, to try and prevent it from reaching Earth and to avert a crisis all together. The world watched in suspense as Superman and Manhattan vanished inside of the mass of Dark Energy. Minutes passed...hours.... days. Superman and Dr. Manhattan were lost. The world is still reeling from the shock and many are still mourning. There is no rest for the wicked nor the good in a time as dire as this.
With lines drawn and sides decided, the world is beginning to divide. There is the Anti-Darkness Alliance, overseen by S.H.I.E.L.D. and lead by the infamous and ruthless Frank Castle a.k.a. The Punisher. Then there is the self-proclaimed Enlightened Ones lead my none other than Adrian Vedit a.k.a. Ozymandias who may have dealings with HYDRA, but there is no proof on the matter. Because of the rift forming in the world, organizations are choosing sides, and governments always follow the flow of money.
To try and avoid an all-out conflict in these tense times, both parties have gone to London, England where representatives for each party speak before the English Parliament to try and avoid sparking a conflict between super powered factions. The political talks are only a ruse, and both sides are well aware. If it works, that is great news, but it is to draw the eyes of the public while either faction tries to influence the public of London, either through acts of heroism or tactics of fear. While this is going on, there is a series of clues left by those extremely attuned to the spectral energy of the Darkness. Those who are able to decipher these clues take the first step towards victory and dominance in this Cosmic Opera. The time of waiting is over. Now is the time to take action and take initiative.