Florence, Italy, 1347.
The renaissance period. A time of enlightenment and enrichment in the many arts and sciences. A lot of important breakthroughs and events happened during this period, most of which benefitted humanity. However, not everything about the renaissance was good. In fact, this chapter of humanity's history got off to quite a rocky start. Namely, almost all of Europe was ravaged by one of the workd's largest epidemics:
The Black Death.
The city of Florence is now a dirty, scummy mess. Many of its inhabitants consist of dead plague corpses lying on the streets. Most of its living inhabitants are dying of this disease.
We now observe this struggling, bleak city on a gray, cloudy day...