"I had no inkling of the Big Picture. No idea about any space gods, galactic wars, soul-powered-technology or other absurdities."
The world of Aruvis: host to a once-thriving civilization on the cusp of a space age, brought to ruin by a great disaster some three hundred years back. The local cults call it the Retribution; the wrath of the gods brought down on the ruvans for their use of forbidden tech.
During the time of Season 1, Aruvis has become a rugged world of desolate wastelands and wrecked cities, where twisted lifeforms stalk the land and ancient tech lies waiting to be salvaged. Disparate city-states struggle to hold onto civilization, while the people fight for their survival or dig through the scraps of what once was.
It is a world where knights wear the refurbished power-armor of their ancestors, where kings and warlords once again dominate the land, a place where the sentient star-ships of the past have become a near-mythical subject.
Religious folks believe that Aruvis is under a quarantine, the people confined to their prison-planet until they prove their worth to the Vaer, the 'Lords Beyond' who watch the world from above.
Yet change is in the air. The gods have been seen once again, flying from their satellite-fortress, or doing battle in the nighttime skies. The Evolved Ones, devout followers of the Vaer, hold brutal blood-contests in the villages, intent on weeding out the weak and preparing the worthy for an 'Ascension'.
It is uncertain what the future holds for Aruvis. Is the world on the brink of a Second Retribution, or is all the recent madness just the norm for a crumbling planet? Are the lofty Vaer truly gods? Or just some aliens with nice toys?
And what does all of this matter to a simple salvager doing what he can to survive in one scragged-up world?
Soon I'll be starting a Fandom page for Space God, filled with tons of juicy setting info.