(Be warned: this is a long-ass amount of text for a simple Synopsis. I was sleepy when I made this and I just kept typing whatever my mind thinks of, so it might sound a little too inconsistent. If you have any clarifications or suggestions to add, please tell me.)
The Book of Genesis is an immensely powerful magical artifact said to accord its reader a very simple, yet highly desirable thing: All the magic power a dweller of the world could ever have.
The Book was a result of the magic core, the very center of the world that keeps balance to and holds it in place, attaining a physical form. Before the book was ever found, there were only plain humans who dwell the world. It was peaceful and tranquil, not a single hint of conflict to be found. Until a band of four very eager adventurers happened to stumble upon the Book deep within an ancient temple that's said to be where magic is most concentrated.
The four, out of curiosity, read its contents and learned all the secrets of the Book and the very concept of magic. There are actually two planes of existence that exists in the same exact place: the physical realm and the plane where all magical energy flows. Humans, having been created by the Core itself, also act as vessels to this energy. As beings who only fall short of the plane of magic energy, they act as a sort of bridge that connects the two planes. In short: magic energy flows through them as well. But, humans can only ever withstand an amount of magic. A magic resistor built within humans, simply known as Limiters, sets the limit to how much magic energy a human can carry and release. Each individual human has different types of Limiters, causing them to have different types of magic. But the humans have only been made aware of this by the time the four adventurers have found the book.
The four adventurers, having read the Book itself, put this concept into practice and were able to harness the magic that flowed through them. It took them years of training in order to perfect it without straining their bodies.
Zachary Pendragon, a brute who uses magic to do otherwise impossible tasks with ease. He can move entire mountains and shape the land the way he sees it.
Elizabeth Hood, a scout who uses magic to see from miles away, to search for more secrets that the world may hold.
Caeden Blackstone, a scholar who uses magic in the fields of alchemy and technology. He was able to create technology that far surpasses the technology they currently had.
Catherine Constantine, a priestess who made miracles happen and spreaded happiness throughout the land.
Eventually, the four shared the secrets of magic to the people, leaving out the Book of Genesis part in case someone tries to use it for bad intentions. The world flourished, and the Golden Age of magic has begun.
As the four of them grew even more powerful, more and more secrets from the Book appear within seemingly blank pages. Until such time that they found out how to control the Limiter.
With their new-found power, they lead the people further into greatness. Technology advances, society grows, culture flourishes, and magic fills the air. The four were revered as Gods and Goddesses.
But... the Book will definitely not go unnoticed.
Eventually, people came to know of its existence. They themselves don't know how, perhaps the Book's growing power became embedded into the people's mind. As the four grew in power, so did the Book.
At first, it was dismissed and ignored by the people. But, the people grew agitated and power-hungry, especially after the four's display of magic unattainable by everyday people.
Slowly, arguments turned to fights, fights turned to battles, and battles turned to full-scale wars.
All for the sake of keeping the book for themselves.
The four main families, the Pendragons, the Hoods, the Blackstones, and the Constantines, broke out into war. But eventually, other families came to be involved.
The Fords, specializing in machinery and alchemy, the Yellow Stones, a tribal family that practices necromancy and nature magic, and the Coopers, or the assassins, who dwell within the shadows or uses swift movements.
Centuries have passed, and the four have long since passed away, but the war still raged. Before their deaths, they managed to seal the Book within the temple it was originally founded in. Still, the families did not hesitate to continue the war.
As technology advances further, so does weaponry. The Pendragons and the Hoods resorted to using guns, instead of the traditional sword or bow and arrow. The Blackstones and the Constantines, however, stuck with spellbooks and staves. The other three families have been doing their own thing, sometimes being involed in the war and sometimes just laying low. They were never supposed to be involved in the first place, but it was inevitable.
One faithful day, the Book's presence slowly dissipated from the people's perception. They can no longer feel the magic energy that the Book once emanated. Eventually, the war ended. The war would be pointless, with the Book gone. They wouldn't have anything else to fight for, so they had to stop it. Though the bitterness between the families still remain, the world is once again at peace.
One organization, however, believes that the Book still lies somewhere in the world.
Exodus, an organization bent to seek out and destroy the root to all the problems, decided to take action and prevent another war from starting.
It is mainly composed of, but not limited to, people who have parents of different families. In other words, they're known as "Hybrids". Exodus is made like so in order to prevent any discrimination or racism, and hell, Hybrids just overflow with power.
Now, the choice is up to you folks. Will you lead your people to greatness, crushing your enemies and claiming the Book for yourself, or will you join Exodus, and destroy the Book once and for all?