*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 nameless stranger one thousand centuries later to find their utopia forgotten and in ruins, their brothers and sisters caught in an unshakable slumber... and the human race gone, having vanished centuries ago in the Transition, a passage to a higher plane of existence.
The mysterious Atlantean warrior awakened by Tug and Verityn turns out to be Aristophanes, legendary hero of ancient Atlantis. but introductions are cut short by a new invasion from the Negation universe. At the same time, a more insidious plot from the Negation lures an unwilling Galvan into their clutches. *Source: Crux #16
Also contains part 1 of a 2 part back up story, "The Dig."