Sentinel City and The Cascade
The incredible concentration of super-being activity in the Sentinel State area is thought to be a direct result of it’s location being situated at the nucleus of a Dimensional Cross_Fade. This cross-fade is a weakening influence in parts of the space-time continuum, eroding the ‘walls’ between dimensions.
The particular dimension whose mystical energies have leaked into our world via the Dimensional Cross-Fade is known as the The Cascade. This field of impossible, limitless energy has been seeping through these weakened spots and into certain sites across the globe. The exposure of some individuals to Cascade Energy is often cited as the cause of their super-powers, despite the lack of scientific evidence. In fact, the science community is both baffled and enthralled by this source because it defies any logical explanation and works in chaotic, unpredictable ways.
Several eminent quantum physicists and super-beings have sought to make sense of the random, disordered waves of Cascade Energy that ‘wash up’ on to Earth’s shores. Questing constantly to facilitate human perfection, Dr Eugen X of the Superiors has long been fascinated by the tantalizing power the energy appears to bestow chaotically on mere mortals. Through facade of scientific front companies, the super-powered geneticist has spent more time and energy devoted to this pursuit than anyone else. His unsuccessful attempt to create more Dimensional Cross-Fades to increase the flow of Cascade Energy was halted by the British Legion super-hero team in Rendlesham Forest, England in 1981 and in Sentinel City during the events of the Eclipse War.