This is not an open RP, but thanks for the interest!
The year is 895 of the 5th era of the Menan, a race of intelligent humanoid creatures on the planet of Ollarth, the fourth planet in an eleven planet system around the star called Dayik. Throughout the time, civilizations have flocked around mysterious artifacts which held otherworldly powers. Some were lost to time, others went on to power advanced civilizations. Before the war, ten major countries signed a research agreement to create an expedition to space. Then, the world died. Full scale war erupted across the globe due to a research dispute regarding the treatment of these ancient artifacts. After three years of war, a bomb, the likes of which no one had ever seen, unleashed a small solar flare on the planet, incinerating half the planet and its inhabitants. Meanwhile, a biological weapon was released on the other half. Crimson red clouds permeated the ground and choked out life. Few survived. The northern and southern reaches remained fairly untouched and those lucky enough to survive found themselves in a dying world they no longer recognized. Volcanic activity pumped toxic ash into the air, periodic tremors disrupted the dirt, and strange new artifacts littered the ocean acting as powerful mines that killed unsuspecting creatures. This is the world we find ourselves in.
The four races in the world, the artic Imunan with shorter and thicker bodies, the underground Gazenan with their hard claw-like nails, the aquatic Dabunan with webbed fingers and toes, and the most common Brenan with golden skin, all flocked towards the northernmost island of Irall, controlled by the nation of Xydrift who used the frozen pole for research and development. At the southern tip of Irall, the largest intact building served as a staging ground for adventurers. The Xydrift Institute of Research, XIR for short, paid daring Menan handsomely for the procurement of the powerful new artifacts that hid in the ruins of what was lost in the war. The Hall, a bar-like area where adventurers gather to team up, get paid, and relax, is where we find our party.