“We are all characters on the great stage of life. When we forget those whose lines came before ours, we lose also our cues for the scenes ahead.”
After the conclusion of the Great War, information became a tightly controlled commodity for the nobility. Facts were omitted, and stories were changed, until the world’s history had become something foreign and unrecognizable, even to those who had lived through it. During this tumultuous time, a young man from the Rubbards named Charles Eldridge found himself filled with questions.
Answers to these questions were scarce, and Charles struggled to find truth amidst a sea of rumors and myth. It was then that he decided to take matters into his own hands.
By recording the lives of the people around him, Charles felt he could preserve history not just in its facts, but also in its motivations. Below are the notes and records he kept about the people who shaped the world around him. May their tales give perspective to the characters who follow them.