Once more into the breach dear friends
This story is set in the world of remnant. (if you don't know about the world check out the wiki here)
Remnant was originally seeded by the brothers, the Gods of Light and Darkness, who created humanity as a joint project to bridge their differences. Humanity existed alongside their creators for ages until a time when a young woman named Salem confronted the gods, demanding that they return her lost love, Ozma to them. After they refused, she tried to force the issue, only to be cursed with immortality.
Angry and frustrated, Salem spread the word to the various kingdoms that they could overthrow the gods, and take their powers for themselves. This got humanity to rebel against their creators, but when they attempted to confront them, the God of Darkness effortlessly wiped them all out, save for Salem. The gods then elected to leave, with the God of Darkness destroying the moon in the process, taking magic with them, leaving this world and its inhabitants a mere remnant of what they once were.
Eventually, humanity recovered from its extinction and found themselves joined now by another intelligent race, the Faunus. The world, however, was not the same, and without magic, they were vulnerable to the Grimm. To that end, they harnessed the power of Dust to defend themselves.
In the absence of darkness, mankind was able to build civilization and spread throughout the world. The mining of Dust would continue to be a major industry, leading to the rise of large enterprises such as the Schnee Dust Company.
However, having survived the Grimm menace, Humanity began to turn against itself, spiraling into a series of self-destructive conflicts.
In the current day, most people live within the four Kingdoms - Vale, Mistral, Atlas and Vacuo. Through a combination of Human tenacity and the use of natural barriers, these settlements managed to survive and are regarded as "safe havens" and "beacons of hope" for Humanity. Small villages and nomadic communities do exist outside of the territories of the main Kingdoms, though they are noted as being far more vulnerable to Grimm attacks. This serves to emphasize that Remnant is not a particularly welcoming world to Humans and Faunus.
There are no Main characters or figures from the cannon series in this story.
In our Remnant there are three political powers the the Atlesian Empire. The Republic of Vaccuo and the Mistral Kingdom. leaving Vale, Vytal and the Draconis (The dragon shaped continent as yet unnamed in the series), as unclaimed land. Vale is home to several settlements from each kingdom however the land is mostly wild and untamed.
Early on the faunus and humanity were at odds when the three kingdoms began to spread outside of their borders. The initial war was short lived. Two major political factions of the faunus people exist. The white fangs, a group dedicated to cooperation and coexistence, and the Red Fangs militant terrorist organization bent on Faunus supremacy.
on Vale is where most hunters find work as its untamed land is rife with Grimm creatures born of darkness with only the instinct to devour and destroy.