As we venture into the new century, several generations have known nothing but the Base Wars. Robot versus robot. Robot versus man. Man versus man. It is not news. It is not history. It is merely life. For the young people of the year 2099, it is nothing to go to the ballpark and see a robot with tank treads for a leg attempt to decapitate a floating robot with a laser sword. The cyber-checkpoints are routine, and the e-police are just another fixture on the street corner, twirling their e-batons and compiling their e-donuts.
There was a time before this neon mecha-hellscape. Once, you could walk down the street without seeing the roving gangs of hobodroids, shaking down the robourgeoisie for their laser-rubles. It was a simpler time, before the airs was filled with the scream of holodrones and we lived under the constant threat of quantum terrorism. How did we get here? And how will this end? The answer to both of those questions is one and the same. Because of time travel.
This is the history of the First and Last Base War.