The Atlantic Authority is a stretch of America that is covered with a Tesla missile defense shield and spotted with the famous death rays and power transmitters. It’s timeline matches an alternate World War Two setting where Nicola Tesla’s shield technology is used to protect America from German invasion and German anti-gravity technology and genetic manipulation of soldiers prevents America from invading them. It is a stalemate that is being fought through spies and intrigue instead of clashing mechanized armies.
New York City is the base of operations for an American government under martial law. Germany infected half of America with a plague before the Tesla Shields became operational. The shields somehow keep the plague at bay, but it was too late to save the country. One third of America perished from the German plague before the Pacific and Atlantic Authorities were created. The center of America is now a barren, lawless wasteland where gangs of hungry anarchists roam.
Military technology has progressed far beyond predictions due to the lack of internal combustion engines; the power is instead provided by beamed energy from Nicola Tesla’s gigantic coils that litter the trip-state area. Hover cars, airships, and power armor comprise the American arsenal. Energy rifles that don’t run out of ammunition are the primary weapon of Authority troops.
The Authority is governed by President Franklin Roosevelt, kept alive by a medical exoskeleton on Governor’s Island. Being in a state of martial law, a paramilitary force known as the Guardians patrol the streets and police the waterways.
The fantastic technology is surpassed only by the paranoia and intrigue; spies are everywhere in The Authority. Roosevelt’s grip on sanity is slipping. The Tesla Shield that protects what is left of America is also slowly driving it’s citizens insane.
A new movement has risen from the shadows. The “Founding Fathers”, or Founders for short, are a resistance movement that is fighting against the oppressive rule of Roosevelt and the Authority. Dressed in masks of figures from the American Revolution, they are trying to disrupt the iron- rule of the Roosevelt regime.