As it happened things developed really poorly for our little planet since it happened that oil crises turned to global war in year 2068. Although there were many alternatives to fossil fuel, it simply wasn't convenient for moguls of earth, the real powers behind the politicians, to make the transition. It turned out their way was even more inconvenient since after the short Nuke war, which lasted only 2 months, what remained was tiny population scattered and of the Powers before the war no one survived to rule the planet. It took 100 years to restore civilization but the world wasn't the same green and blue place that we know but an Ice and water desert with only a tiny Equatorial belt over which new rulers of Earth fight over. The struggle gave birth to three dominant nations, fractions would be a better word for it.
Technocratic League emerged as a body of science oriented people that were the offspring of Swiss Science Association which survived the Nuke War in deep underground facilities. After the War they quickly attained supremacy over the survivors and established a Council as the supreme ruling body which formed Technocratic League. When global environment changed they decided to find a way to merge themselves with the machines to enhance their strength and achieve longetivity. Some Masters are more then 200 years old.
The Seraphim Order came to existence after the Prophet started his mission. No one knows from where he came but his message was powerful and his Views were radical. People who fled to what was left of habitual land were ready to listen. They were instructed by the Angels, which was a name given to closest disciples of the Prophet, to embrace New Way if they want to survive in the new world. Seraphim Order became involved in experiments with genetics and after few generation succeeded to produce living hybrid mutants.
Together with Technocrats they restored The Rim, huge orbital station built in the middle of 21 st. However in 2400 their paths splitted and they turned on Technocrats expelling them from Earth.
Miners Guild Before the Nuke War there were a colonies on Mars and Moon. Established in 2045 (Moon) and 2058 (Mars) they were the beginning of what was later known The Aresian Pact and in aftermath became The Miners Guild. The Aresians survived in small numbers without the support of earth but they succeed in establishing a government and developed habitats on Moon and Mars. In year 2273 they visited Earth and established diplomatic activities with Technocratic League. They were in good relations for 130 years but in year 2403 the colony of Moon were attacked by combine forces of Technocrats and Seraphims. The guild chose to abandon Mars after unsuccessfuly trying to defend it for 3 E.Y. (Earth years) and establish its headquoter on Io. When alliance of Seraphim and Technocrats broke they saw their chance to return to the Red Planet.