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by Wyvern
Mon May 25, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Almanac
Topic: Amber
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Amber

Amber-the-city: Amber is a walled city with a population of around half a million; it has been expanded once, though little remains of the original inner wall. Despite the lack of any plausible threat, Oberon has made sure to keep the city defensible, with enough empty housing to take in everyone fr...
by Wyvern
Mon May 25, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Almanac
Topic: Amber
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Amber

Amber-the-world: There are maps of the bounds of the island; you can sail around it. There are no maps of what else might be out there on the oceans - sailors from Amber always run with Pathfinders on board, connecting to other worlds rather than continuing in the same one. Rumors place terrible mon...
by Wyvern
Mon May 25, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Almanac
Topic: Amber
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Amber

Amber. One word, but confusing in its multiplicity - are we talking about Amber-the-world, of which little is known beyond the existence of a small island nation with a unique Power-dampening aura? Or are we talking about Amber-the-city, grown fat off the trade of its Dragon lines? Or there is Amber...
by Wyvern
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Almanac
Topic: Wahi-Samskra
Replies: 0
Views: 14066

Wahi-Samskra

Approaching Wahi-Samskra from the Jade Empire is a rather sudden affair - the train tracks along through empty badlands, and then there's a curve around a mesa and the dragon line runs down through carefully-irrigated fields, then out onto a long, low bridge over the Lifeblood river. The city itself...
by Wyvern
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Cast
Topic: Hassan I Sabbah
Replies: 1
Views: 9324

Re: Hassan I Sabbah

(( Just after Hassan's encounter with Lord Varaya, on a ship that was fated to explode... )) You're being chased, by something dark with too many limbs and joints that bend in odd directions. It occurs to you that this is a dream, but something about it all feels... off. Dreams can kill, if you end ...
by Wyvern
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Almanac
Topic: The Jade Empire, City of Kurashiki
Replies: 2
Views: 3872

Re: The Jade Empire, City of Kurashiki

And one more:
  • Julian is coming to Kurashiki to reveal that one of House Linxan's young scions is actually his child - that dalliance is why he ran the Dragon Lines here in the first place.
by Wyvern
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Almanac
Topic: The Jade Empire, City of Kurashiki
Replies: 2
Views: 3872

Re: The Jade Empire, City of Kurashiki

Recent events and rumors - please do note that these are the stories that are going around, and they're guaranteed not 100% accurate. One of Amber's Rangers turned up dead in the streets! The investigation is in progress, but if our magistrates can't track down and punish the killer, there will be w...
by Wyvern
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Almanac
Topic: The Jade Empire, City of Kurashiki
Replies: 2
Views: 3872

The Jade Empire, City of Kurashiki

Kurashiki was, until recently, something of a backwater - oh, sure, it was one of the better launching points for trade expeditions through the southern deserts, but the tribes of barbarians and nomads never had that much to offer. Between that and trade along the coast and up the Kura river, it was...
by Wyvern
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Cast
Topic: Important NPCs
Replies: 1
Views: 4877

Re: Important NPCs

Dworkin: A dwarven engineer, presumably from Dwarrodelf, made famous as the original designer of the Iron Dragons. Tends to hang around in Amber and... tinker with things. The Amber royal family also knows him as the creator of their Trump decks, though he's been fairly reticent about sharing the te...
by Wyvern
Sun May 26, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: FATE supers
Topic: Important Setting Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 14413

Important Setting Questions

When & where is the game set? Are cell phones ubiquitous, or fanciful super-spy gadgets? Do we have post 9/11 paranoia or is it still possible to go meet someone as they depart their plane? Are we running with a generic (or non-generic) US city, or going further afield? How long have powers been aro...