Welcome to Through-the-breach, a fan page for the Malifaux universe.
"A world set in an alternate universe, where magic exists in abundance: or at least it did. Over time it slowly waned, to the point that it was close to vanishing.
In an attempt to prevent the loss of magic, a portal was opened, somewhere in America: The Breach. On the other side was found an abandoned city, in which resided strange technologies and magics, along with a new magical resource: Soulstones.
The breach remained open for ten years, before closing with the sounds of battle and a single message carved onto a corpse thrown through the portal: "OURS."
The Breach reopened 100 years later to the minute of it closing. On the other side fresh signs of the battle could be found: but there were no bodies. Since then the city has been secured, although there are now Quarantine areas forbidden to the general populace. Not only that, there have been reports of other portals opening up, allowing other access points to this strange new world."
(Taken from Malifaux core rulebook)