Tony Stark is the name. Hello. Yes, yes. The pleasure is all mine. No, you are not seeing a ghost. I'm alive and well. It is best if you don't ask any questions - just enjoy my presence. It is a glorious sight if I do say so myself. I hope an interesting friendship is near for us.
⏳He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.
Balsam Valley, ME, is a classic New England village with white church steeples and streets lined with quaint houses, B&Bs, and other locally owned businesses. With only a few thousand populations, most find Balsam Valley to be the best-kept secret on the east coast. Unfortunately, sometimes the best-kept secrets aren’t always full of sheer satisfaction. There is always a price to be paid. That cost usually ends up being one’s life savings, or just their life; it's paid to the wealthiest family in Balsam Valley, the Sullivan’s.
Dr. Keith Sullivan, the sole investor of Balsam Valley Labs, owns just about everything in Balsam Valley. The businesses he doesn’t outright own, he has a hand in running, legally or illegally. Even the citizens that seem to have a billable skill seem to be enslaved to the man in one way or another. Each of them pursues their freedom or payout, a reward that is scarcely given. Some say even the eldest son of Dr. Sullivan is stuck in Balsam Valley Labs working on finding a way to bend space and time, not that this tidbit is known to the rest of Balsam Valley.
Will you fight your way to freedom? Or will you be subject to Project Recursion? Maybe you won’t even survive…