To answer the question of when, you first have to understand that Myos, the world Cairn is set on, isn’t Earth. The time line is their own, but the best way to understand the setting is going to be to compare it to our own past. After all our history has played a large role in inspiring Cairn.
Cairn takes place on a beautiful and horrible world known as Myos. We wanted Myos to make life hard on everyone, no matter what part of the world you live in, the struggle to survive is a constant. Once the various global dangerous were in place the world came to life with a long mysterious history, diverse locations, and then we filled it with various cultures. I approached Myos almost as a character of it’s own, something that threatens everyone from the background. Let’s dive into the details of all the things I’ve mentioned above.