Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there were kingdoms of magic and mystery. This world was known as Fableton, a living parallel to the world of mortals who spoke of their stories as if they were just characters in a book. Just like those books, there were kings and castles, princes saving their princesses and witches with their dark magic and evil creatures. This land, as old as time, lived on a whole, in peace under the watchful eye of Mother Goose and Good King Cole.
For centuries, the kingdoms within Fableton thrived, and their people were happy. In the East, King Langley was celebrating the wedding of his eldest son. To the north, a wicked Queen set out to destroy her stepdaughter and reclaim her place as the fairest in the land; and that's when The Darkness struck.
It came as an army from nightmares; taking over lands to the north, leaving no one alive in their path as they claimed the territories they pushed through. Some fables fought in the armies, rallied among the local kingdoms. Many times, it was the first time these kingdoms had interacted at all.
It became quickly apparent that there was no stopping The Darkness. In an effort to save as many souls as she could, Mother Goose cast a spell over the whole of Fableton. As each soul fell to the Darkness, they were brought to a new, safe world. Only when the last of her children were saved by her spell did she depart from the world, keeping the memories of home from their mind to shield them from the horrors they faced.
The fables found themselves as part of the new settlement in California territory, which became Luna Bay. As time passed, memory faded, but they survived through the belief and passing of the stories through the mortal world to keep her children alive. Even as mortals began to stop believing in some stories, and the souls of those fables disappeared from the new world, many survived the centuries among the mundane.
The fables have started a new chapter in their tale. The year is 2019 and they have spent their many incarnations adapting to the changing world. Not all the people they live with are not all from Fableton. Each life they are destined to live out their stories, some more tragic than others. But Mother Goose has felt a change in the world as the risk of her children discovering their past becomes more of a possibility with each passing incarnation.
In Fableton, the Darkness grows hungry for more land and is ever trying to push through to the land of the mortals. With the rifts all that hold back the nightmare, the fables live their life blind to the dangers their lives may be in. How long will they stay blind and for how long can King Cole and Mother Goose keep them safe. And when they do find out, how will they react to the news? Only time will tell.
Since the dawn of time, there has been fears and whispers that haunted the imagination. From the irrational fears to the sound of the night, mankind has found something to worry them. These fears birthed a terrible thing. It took longer to form, for more people told stories of hope than stories of fear when the night crept closer. The stories of knights kept the shadows at bay until the sun rose. Songs were sung of prized heroes who sacrificed all to keep their people safe. This is what kept man's imagination ever calmer. As time continued, however, and tensions of rising tribes increased, these dark thoughts were able to manifest. Time moves differently in Fableton than in the world of man, and it was not long before holes in the boundaries began to form. First it was the western lands by Wonderland, where the laws of reality bend even more than throughout the rest of Fableton. It spread through promises, lies, and vanity through those undermined by the more popular fables. Once creatures with prominence gained the favor of the horned beast, the movement caught on.
Darkness spread over the world life a wildfire. The only thing faster than the speed of light is the speed of dark, and Mother Goose found out the hard way that the moment she had let then get a footing in her world was the moment she lost her beloved children for good. Her last-ditch effort to collect her children and bring them home was risky, for some of the Darkness followers she had made herself. She could blind them, so long as the Darkness never followed them to their new home. For centuries, the dark fables were kept at bay and Mother Goose hoped they were gone for good. Now, they have breached her barrier and are looking to find their old friends, the Evil Fairy, Baba Yaga, Dame Gothel, the Sea Witch, and the Sorceress. With the Horned Beast travels the Temptress (the dark mermaid), the Shadow Figure (the ghostly shadows), the False Innocence (which lures fools to their death), the Trickster, the Windigo (impersonator), Betrayal, and the Witch in the Woods.