"Stormrise is set in a post apocalyptic future. Scientists were commissioned to develop a solution to address the environmental decline, which led to the creation of a forcefield. At first everything seemed fine, but eventually nature had its way and vicious destructive storms ripped apart the planet and its cities. Survivors were either locked into underground security structures or left on the surface to survive. The surface dwellers ended up mutating and evolving into a new race, which the game calls "The Sai." Once the danger had past and the underground cryogenic sleepers had awakened, it was time for them to reclaim the planet. Echelon was formed, and the battle for the planet with the Sai had begun."