The Date is the year of Olthandinus 1754. P.D. and change is on the horizon. The Elmaatos Empire to the east is suffering terrible economic strain after a blight swept the fertile high country. The newly united Faethan Oligarchy is looking with hungry eyes at its lesser neighbors. The rival Meathannoch and Breannoch houses are setting the kings against each other for control of Ohlgos’ body. In the Freecity Dwarfish innovation has produced a dangerous new technology: flashpowder.