Brief Introduction: The Old FrontierThe Dread Emperor rules, has ruled, will always rule from the Mightiest of Cities, Babylon, seat of the Throne, and from his Basalt Throne he stretched his hand across all the Empire and beneath his benevolent gaze, mankind flourishes.
In theory at least.
In reality, the Duchy of Brockenwold is far, far from the vital beating heart of civilisation. The frontier has stood here for centuries, ebbing and surging back and forth, cities and towns blooming and wilting in turn, no-one even knows anymore if the ruined cities in the mountains are the corpses of Imperial cities or the ailing remnants of even older ages. This is just as far as humanity can go, there is nothing worth having beyond the Brockenmoors or the Saurmachts. Some things are certain though.
Something isn't right about the Duchy.
There are (utterly spurious of course) claims that monsters roam the moors, and beasts and creatures of legend, things that cannot and should not be, roam the Eldenwode, and there are even whispers of Gods.
Someone needs to sort these out, and put the old tales to rest.
1 - Mankind is Old, we have left many ruins
|Many are the ruins of ancient times.|
2 - The Gods are Dead, but we are not alone
|All man has left are Saints and Angels.|
3 - The World is Alive, and yet Dying
|The spirits of the world take many shapes and forms.|
4 - The System is Broken, and The Man is not your friend
|Well, maybe not exactly like this, but maybe more of your nobles should be Skellingtons?|
The Duke of the Frontier is corrupt and fat on the harsh, harsh taxes he extracts from the people.
The Baron of Brygge is a heretic, a demon-worshiper, and dreams of rebellion.
People in power are very rarely on your side, and will usually at best be out to use you for your abilities if they do seem to be aligned with you. There may well be a few that genuinely are good, but they are few and far between. Hold them close.
5 - Magic is Everywhere you can't see it
|The Cunning Folk know all kinds of secret, simple magics.|
6 - In the end, there is still hope for the future
|All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.|