After a life altering event, the Earth is transformed into an inhospitable host to every living thing on it. Some humans have survived in subterranean shelters, while others have been transformed by their unforgiving environment above ground. One group fosters the hope of optimism for a new and better future, the other looks no further than the daily harsh reality of survival. Can both groups co-exist? Or will fear of the unknown, distrust, and the necessity to work together foster the competitive spirit of men to once again adopt the attitude of dominating one another for the benefit of the few?