Today is just like any other day for Young Gerald, living his life as any other 19 year old in the city of Minneapolis. The year is 2209, and the city is one of the most peaceful places in america.
The rest of the world has been ravaged by religious war, turning almost every country into turmoil. Civilization fell, and only North America remains. After these religious wars a new religion came out of alaska in which a robot used a computer program to come up with the perfect religion that everyone can agree upon. This new religion is heavily enforced in the United States by religious enforcers as the government, although not directly affiliated, turns a blind eye to these actions. As the US becomes weaker it has to put its attention to the main cities, casting aside the more rural areas to fend for themselves.
But, one day Gerald forgot to go to his weekly blessing, and was forced to face the punishment of being exiled from the religion and the city.
Freeze human!!! You are in violation of code a202, now face the consequence.
Gerald, shocked and confused, travels to the nearest town on the outskirts of the town. He tries to get back to the city but it is no use. There is no going back to the world before.
Im sorry for your loss, I used to be in the city as well until the robots kicked me out... if you wanna know why this is happening you have to go to Alaska.
However, halfway to Alaska the plane catches on fire and crashes, killing the pilot leaving Gerald all alone in the wilderness. He makes a fire to keep warm.
The farmer, named Herald tells Gerald that he knows a man that can fly him to Alaska if hes looking for answers so Gerald sells all of his belongings to fix up the plane.
All of a sudden, out of the trees comes a mysterious man.
Hi, my names bear. I like to climb trees. You seem lost... Oh!!! You're trying to get to Alaska, well why didn't you say so follow me!