During a fairly explosive experiment trying to harness the fuel created by her famous theorist father, Dr Copernica “accidentally” discovered a new ore hidden in the walls of her laboratory. Fascinated by what she later named “thermonium”, Dr Copernica saw the potential for a new source of energy in this highly explosive mineral. The only problem was how to extract it. To do this, she created a machine that generated electricity at such high density that it could both stabilize the ore and melt the surrounding rock so as to then be able to retrieve it.
It was during recent work on the new Clint City subway line that the underground shelter, housing Riotspolis, was drilled apart. This Utopian city, dreamt up by wise men at the turn of the century, could now wave goodbye to its tranquility and isolation. Unsurprisingly upset by this turn of events, the Riotsville Council, led by the Patriarch Pericles, decided that the time had come for them to at last emerge from their isolation and impose their “wise rulings” on this barbaric bunch of hoodlums inhabiting the surface.