Engel is a roleplaying game set in the 27th century. The year is 2654 AD. Plagues and ecological disasters have ravaged the Earth - wind and weather scourge the land, the oceans hace risen to threatening levels, irrevocably altering the face of the Old World. Due to these catastrophes, mankind has fallen into a post-apocalyptic state of being which the term "neo-medieval" describes best. The determining force of people everywhere is a dominating church restored to former glory, ruling the continent from Roma Æterna by the force of the Heavenly Host under their command.