Realm is better, alternate reality could be confusing
When humanity was exiled from the [[Garden of Eden]], [[God]] hid it away by compressing this alternate
reality into an orb and hiding it somewhere on Earth. This orb eventually became known as the Occultum: a sacred artifact of divine origin that even predates the lore.
For centuries, it was housed in an ancient temple until it was looted by invading Mongol hordes. The Occultum would eventually be traded on the black market. By 2009, the Occultum came into the possession of the Jacobson family, but when Hyram Jacobson's son fell ill, he traded it to the [[faith healer]] / [[angel]] [[Sister Jo]] in exchange for her healing his son. Jo later gave the Occultum to the [[demon]] [[Ruby]] with the plan for them to ride out the Apocalypse inside. Ruby was subsequently killed after hiding it and had refused to tell Jo where to find it, knowing too well that she can't be trusted.