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When Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg empowered potential Slayers the
world over, they radically changed the balance of power in the war
between good and evil.  Suddenly the Vampires and Demons were overwhelmed
with Slayers, it seemed that the very existence of evil on earth seemed in
peril.  Eventually however the forces of darkness started to respond, Demon
Shamans and Warlocks all across the face of the world began opening portals
to shadowy and nefarious planes, summoning reinforcements.  At the same time
Vampires began to sire more and more humans, the kill-count rising as they
replenished their numbers as fast as the Slayers cut them down. 

Meanwhile, approximately eighteen months after the Sunnydale Hellmouth was
closed, Buffy Summers and a small group purportedly succeeded in sealing up
the Hellmouth in Cleveland.  And as the battle raged on all around the
world, the watcher's Council attempted to rebuild in the wake of the
devastating attacks upon their organisation by the First Evil.  Without a
cohesive leadership however the council broke into several quasi-independent
factions, each claiming to be the true watcher's council in petty rivalry
and each made mostly from retired watchers or those pulled straight from the
academy.  Rivalling these groups was the faction under Rupert Giles, which,
while run significantly differently from more classical council factions,
did have agents that performed basically the same functions as watchers, and
claimed more slayers under it than any other faction. 

While this was occuring the conflict between good and evil had escalated
from skirmishes to a war on a grand scale, extreme and violent in nature
spilling over constantly onto the civilian population.  Vampires were now
killing thousands, innocents slaughtered as bystanders in the battles between
the Slayers and the Vampires and Demons.  The whole affair was becoming
inadvertently violent and public.  An incident in London drew the public eye
when a Vampiric gang retaliated against a Slayer by killing her family with
a car-bomb in the main streets of the city. 

Just as governments and other organisations all over the world were
stretched to their utmost limits trying to suppress the knowledge of the
supernatural from exploding across the face of the earth, something
interfered.  Some entity or entities of great power, travelled to southern
California, and resurrected the town of Sunnydale, folding the very fabric
of time to recreate the town exactly as it existed in 1999.  Nobody knows
who or what it was that brought the town back, except that it must've been
incredibly powerful.  There are rumours that it was done by the Wolf, Ram &
Hart, and others that it was done by The Powers That Be, whatever the truth,
the Entity seemingly vanished once the deed was complete, leaving the newly
resurrected town for the taking. 

People came from all over the country to settle in Sunnydale, the town being
recreated with all it's property intact, but no longer with any owners,
thusly property prices were the lowest anywhere in America and it did not
take long for people to start taking advantage of this fact.  And as the
humans flooded in above ground, so too did the Demonic underground, drawn by
the alluring emanations of the newly returned Hellmouth. 

And thus it was, that vampires, demons, and those that fought them from all
over the world began to congregate in Sunnydale.  Intentionally or not the
being that remade Sunnydale spared the rest of the world the terrible
conflict that had been brewing since the power of the slayer was shared.
But it came at a price, the battle that would have taken place all over the
world, instead took place in one small Californian town.  With so many
slayers, the vampire and demons were by far more aggressive and reckless
than they had been before, the use of guns, bombs, and unstable destructive
magics becoming more and more common place in the battle between good and

This is the situation into which you have entered, a furious war rages
around you, all the more intense for the small battlefield.  But it is a war
which must be fought, it is a battleground that must be maintained, lest the
war escape this little town, and consume all the world.