After a long secret war, The Illuminati won.
They lifted the barrier and supernatural forces were among us again.
We lost, darkness engulfed the world. But then... things went back to normal, sort of.
Humans left sane now cry black tears, but are otherwise ok. You know, as much as you could be.
Creatures from evil places took the jobs, leaving lesser monsters and humans to... Doss around down the pub.
Jan Czernowicz took this world to heart, learning dark arts from his best friend Shugg, rebellious spawn of an Elder council beast-lord.
He does odd sorcery jobs between stints of sod all, around the Vale of Aylesbury.