Volume 1: Introductions, explores the city of Cahj and its inhabitants, as experienced by Gio Van. A former lab assistant living on the fringes of society, Gio deals with overzealous tabloid reporters, movie stars, and the genetically engineered workers called elves.
In its off-line data vault in Vienna, the biotech company Katalysis hid a gene therapy technology that could cure diseases and remake people into strange new forms. Could two young American hackers, and a jaded European agent, work together to penetrate the company's vault and release that new technology to the world?
Genetic Engineering has progressed at a frightening rate. Thoroughly illegal, there is no way to enforce the research that some still do in secret, and from this program has been born the offspring of human and machine. But in their mind hides a name, a handful of memories and a story of the way this world used to be.