Greer Island is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean. In the early 1700s families wanted to seek refuge from Europe and move to a new world they had heard of called America. When they were half way there they hit a bad storm and crashed onto an uncharted Island. After exploring the island they found there was no civilization. With little resources left they decided that it would be best to just stay on the Island, which was named the Island of Greer after a man who had died in the Ship Wreck, Alfred Greer. 20 Families survived the wreck and there lay the 20 founding families.
Fast forward to the year 2023. Greer is fully developed and while it is still uncharted, they have created their own civilization on the Island including jobs, shops, houses, and a group of elders. The Elders meets in secret as they discuss a plan. The island has become so over populated that they need to wipe out the entire Island, but how? They come up with a plan to choose 20 young descendants of the 20 founding families and release a virus to everyone else, killing off everyone but the 20 descendants. The 20 who are chosen will be given the remedy to the deadly disease that will put them to sleep until someone awakes them using a different medicine. The Elders carry out their plan, wiping out the majority of the population. They then spend 6 years rebuilding their island. When they are finished they give those who rebuilt the island awake the 20 people and then give themselves the virus in order to finish the process.
Those 20 decendants awake in the year 2029 to a shiny, new world where they must find their way without the help of anyone but each other. The island was left in such a state that it won't need any rebuilding. There will be love, lust, betrayal, and friendships found and lost along the way. Only here on Greer Island.