During the Age of Chaos after the World Enders hit. The world was in turmoil and large scale riots and fights broke out for resources that were left. During this time there were people fighting in cities, people venturing into the wild, the constant pressure in survival create an advantage, a selection for those of us who have mutated genes that allow us to survive better in this turbulent world.
It was from this time that the Originals were born. There was ten of them, one of them had the power of premonition and brought them all together and approached the UGE about what was about to happen and asked them to promise to never hunt down and experiment on POEs. Combined with the technologies that had recently returned from a hidden base on Mars, the originals were able to stablise the Earth's tectonic activities and restore peace. The UGE was torn between awe and fear of the power they process and named us POEs – protectors of Earth in appreciation of what the Originals did and serve as a reminder of what they suppose to do – protect Earth.
The Originals and the scientists returning from Mars began researching on the characteristic of POEs and on 26th January 2026, they opened POE Academy. Looking for POEs among the entire world was not easy, especially since communications between different part of the world were down . However with the power of premonition they were able to find POEs in the world and bring them back to POE Academy.
The first generations students consist no more than twenty, from five to twenty they came from all over the world with a dizzying variety of different mutations. The Originals taught them themselves and the world seemed to had came to a peace.
However, in 2150, the sightings of strange, powerful creatures that we now known as Legres emerged from their hiding places. Now more intelligent, the attacked human cities for food, shelter, and some even for vengeance of destroying their habitat. It started out small, in remote villages so no one knew. However by 2166 the Legres began to launch into large scale strategic attacks on the major cities around the world. Having lived in peace for two generations and no walls to defend their cities, human casualties were large. This is when the POEs stepped in. they held back the Legre army allowing time for the UGE to build Citybases all over the world and allow civilians to retreat into the safety of high walls. During this time, which is also known as the Invasion of Legres, more POE emerged, but even more died in the battle to protect mankind.
After that the surviving originals and POEs retreated back to POE Academy where they rest and recovered. The surviving Originals dedicated their lives to the teaching of young POEs and researching genetic mutations to better understand the origin of POEs and the extent of our powers.
Over the years more and more young POEs are discovered all over the world, but we had also realised some problems. Most POEs show first signs of power during their teenage years and almost no POEs had ever developed their power later than twenty one. However because our power rise with genetic mutations, many POEs borne were also born with physical or mental malfunctions and are so dangerous that they need to be quarantined. There had even been cases of extremely young or handicapped POEs exploding because their couldn't control their power.'
My body involuntarily shuddered. Spontaneous explosion? That did not sounds good at all. My mind drifted back to a news article I saw when I was little, about a freak explosion in District 3 Hospital killing half the people inside that had no apparent cause. My heart skipped a beat as I realised that it could easily had been me. But it wasn't, I thought to myself. And now that I am here it's alright.
Mr Andrewson took a sip of water before resuming.
'In POE Academy, we try to provide all young POEs a chance to master their powers and to return to the their communities. POEs are an important part of today's world. We are heads of law enforcement teams, Legre control squad and much much more. We do everything we can to keep this world at peace, with humans, POEs and Legres.'
I nodded, peace sounds good. Peace sounds really good. I remembered the stories that we used to hear about the Age of Chaos and the Legre Invasion, those are not times that I wanted to be in. imagine the horror and the uncertainty of making it alive to the next day.
|Shailene Woodley||as Abigail Beckett|
|Pierre Boulandger||as Tom Triole|
|Malese Jow||as Natalie Chen|
|Adam Gregory||as Oscar Tempest|
|Alexander Ludwig||as Fred Bowen|
|Spencer Locke||as Joan Pichler|
|Diego Boneta||as Diego/Iago Gracia|
|Gillian Zinser||as Elise Hawthrowe|