It always starts with Magic…
Five thousand years ago, the fey walked out of the woods and redesigned the face
of the continent to suit even their tiniest whims. Today, fey and humans alike
inhabit a world with domesticated magic that controls everything and powers
everything from the lights in our homes to the lifeblood of industry. In this
sparkling, dazzling realm of intrigue and invention, there is a social spectrum
from the highest Seelie to the lowliest human, all nestled safe within the
structured walls of the city of Ammingrad. Even the under-city of Amminheim is
protected and contained within the safety of the realm, although it contains a
somewhat shadier side of society. The width and breadth of the great kingdom
stretches hundreds of miles in all directions – and the northern border is lined
with a mountain range too steep, too jagged, and too dangerous to climb.
Beyond the wall? Don’t be silly. There’s nothing beyond the wall but empty land.
We have everything we need, right here within the city. No one leaves because no
one needs to leave – no one wants to. This is the greatest pinnacle of
achievement the society could hope for – a true utopia, thanks to the Dair.
At the top of the Wardian great chain of being sits Dair Olgar, and his wife
Aulbria, the Mab. It is they, the living gods of this realm, that watch over
everyone and everything within the great city. Beside them are the other Seelie,
and below them sit the high houses of the four elemental races: the Ifriti, the
Sylvani, the Naiadi, and the Janni. Next come the high families of the Gobbins,
then the Brownies. The Fairies follow next, then the tiny Pixies, and at last,
at the bottom of it all, the humans.
The city has a thousand stories… what will yours be?