Welcome to the Crossgen Universe!
The universe grows cold, its energy diminished, it is stagnant, dying. "Creator" and "Mentor" discuss the current declining state of the universe. Mentor suggests a plan to break the stagnation. Creator should "mark" a single individual on each world with a touch, leaving a sign (the sigil) and incredible power and see what develops.
Their discussion takes them on a brief look at four worlds: Cyress a world where magic is ordinary; Tanipal - a world on the brink of interstellar war; Avalon the Creator's first world, a unique mix of feudalism, technology, and ceremonial battles; and Demetria a world of floating cities and precious few resources.
The plan is hatched. One person on each of these worlds will be marked. Each sigil-bearer will be given no warning, no direction, and no guidance. Their individual choices and use of their power will result in breaking the balance of power, releasing energy through conflict!
So we get a glimpse of the Crossgen Universe and the connecting back story behind the first four Crossgen titles: Mystic, Sigil, Scion, and Meridian.