Humanity has separated into four distinct groups, all still intrinsically human at their core, three have developed unique traits that are viewed as being the next potential steps in human evolution, although with the division has come the question: who will lead the way and rule over the world?.
For the last hundred years, the answer has been the psy race, cold and logical in the wake of their decision to make an effort to reduce the overwhelming incidence of insanity and serial killing in the psy population, the Psy Council (leaders of the psy race) decided to instigate a rigorous program called Silence. The aim of Silence was to condition young Psy from birth. The stated aim of the conditioning was to teach them not to feel rage.
Not able to isolate one single emotion, the decision was taken to instead change the conditioning as a whole. In going forward, the psy race took the only option it felt was available to them in order to save their race, to condition their children to feel nothing. Not rage, not jealousy, not envy, not happiness and certainly not love.
One hundred years after that decision, Silence appears to be a resounding success. The psy are known to be icily controlled, inhumanly practical and impossible to push to violence. They are the leaders of government and business. In keeping with their nature, they base all their decisions on logic and efficiency.
But the psy are not alone in the world.
The savage and instinctive changelings and their nature loving, ecological mindful packs and groups who have the power to take on the forms of the animals of the world. They are agents for mindfulness toward the planet and green energy.
Then there are the adepts who have the power over the arcane mysteries in the universe, harnessing the powers of their ancestors and with skills best tempered in the direction of manipulation of the smallest particles, they are the ones who are leading the way in nano-engineering and pushing the boundaries of cellular manipulation.
And of course, the humans taking strides in no longer being dismissed or abused by the machinations of the other races, they are still struggling to find their voice but it is one that has led them toward cybernetics and enhancements. If they might not have the strength of the changelings or the magic of the adepts, even the mental skills of the adepts, well, they are working to not only compensate but also improve on matters. They will not be forgotten.
When Silence starts to fall, all the races will need to come together in order to survive the ensuing chaos. They must learn to handle the newly released emotions and work together to stop the world from burning.