Premise: Methuselah's Price starts with a wake. A collection of activists, philanthropists,corporate mercenaries, hipsters, and artists, have gathered in the spiders nest, a bar, perched atop the bricks, a shanty down built from shipping containers abandoned in the former port of L.A. in the wake of the collapse of international shipping caused by the first generation of vacuum dirigibles.
You play one of the mourners, attending the wake for Badk!tty, a renowned designer and key member of the creative commons movement.
Badk!tty has spent the last five years generating original designs and placing them into the creative commons, raising money to defend the status of various designs and helping with infrastructure elements of Cobweb, a free ubiquitous internet project using Stratospheric Satellite and mesh networking.
Her death was sudden and as yet unexplained, and many of her friends suspect she was murdered.