Grace is born.
A year old infant is found at the steps of Honorhall Orphanage. With nothing but a piece paper with the word "Grace" written on it attached to the cradle, the house takes her in as their own and give her the surname "Honorhall" in respect of the orphanages name.
Grace is raised in the Orphanage and leaves for college when she turns 18.
As Graces grows and learns more and more through her studies, her hard work begins to show through her grades and awards given to her. Grace spends countless hours away in her room with her nose in her latest book expanding her mind and imagination to further her quick wit and knowledge.
Grace's quest for quenching her thirst of knowledge begins as she delves into the books that are offered at Honorhall and the local library.
Using the available books to her advantage, Grace begins studying the field of engineering and augmentations. She begins using this knowledge to tinker with broken down parts of old augments and starts repairing steam powered machinery that was deemed "broken beyond repair."
Using her full ride scholarship, Grace begins to study Engineering at Daraxia College of Technology.
Grace leaves Honorhall with the Patron's gift of a steam powered flintlock pistol.
This is where the story leads up to, Grace is halfway through her senior year of college and this is the point where the narrative begins. New Years day has just arrived and Grace begins the story from this point.
Katie is born.
Katie's parents never let her go unhappy. Through her years of growing up, if Katie wanted it, she got it. Her parents wealth also helped propel her into her love for airship racing.
Though she may brag about it, Katie does possess a strong ability to work with new augmentations and operating airships.
As the spring of 1848 arrived, Katies father felt it was time that he took her along with him on her first airship ride. She immediately fell in love. The view, the rush of going at top speed, it was the start of her favorite past time.
Katie receives her first augment that goes over her right eye that allows her eagle like vision on objects and terrain miles away. The augment also helps her interact with the airships interface.
Her parents were so proud with Katie's success in school and airship racing, they gave her even more gifts for her to take advantage of. She received an augmentation for her arm that went from her shoulder all the way down to her wrist. The equipment is specially designed to interface with the latest airship control technology. Her eye augment was upgraded and can display these interface options as well as zoom her vision up to ten times her regular sight and display simple information on others such as height or weight. Lastly, she received her very own airship that she could tend to and race whenever she liked.
Katie and Grace meet for the first time. Though the two don't get along, they are able to tolerate one another given the circumstances. Katie often teases Grace for her lack of wealth and family.