*They were the Atlanteans, a peaceful civilization of artists and philosophers who used their phenomenal mental and physical skills to build an island utopia. They had but one responsibility: to guide and shepherd Earth's newborn race of homo sapiens towards a grand and glorious destiny. But when a mysterious cataclysm plunged Atlantis and its people beneath the waves, six - and only six - were awakened by a mysterious stranger one thousand centuries later to find their utopia forgotton and in ruins, their brothers and sisters caught in an unshakeable slumber, and Earth transformed into a deserted amusement park, a planedwide mosaic celebrating the various historical eras of mankind... a race nowhere to be found.
Soon thereafter, the six Atlanteans learned that - bereft of their guidence - Earth's inhabitants vanished under mysterious circumstances. Worried for humanity's safety, bearing the guilt of having failed to protect their charges, the six have vowed to locate the human race and redeem themselves... even if it means fighting their way through an alien race known only as the Negation. Desperately outnumbered against these insectoid marauders, the six Atlanteans now labor frantically to restore their sunken city and revive its people... *Source: Crux #3