Here’s some flavor text for the RPG setting I’m trying to create. I still have not named it. I wanted to call it After the Fall but I figure that the Angel comic books already grabbed that title. Plus, I’m not completely loving the title (though I may come around on it). I’m still figuring out what this is but I’m getting a better handle on it. I get at least a dozen ideas a week and I have to decide what I want to ditch and what I want to keep. Good times.
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It has been 2,000 years since the Fall cast the previous civilization into disarray. Remains of this civilization are now scene as curious puzzles or half-forgotten artifacts to be razed on sight. Countries have formed and borders have been to drawn to protect culture and establish sovereignty. Royalty and heads of state play their games and the ordinary folks live their lives day to day.
It is a time when adventurers could profit. Much of the land is still unknown and there are many patrons willing to pay for the jobs that nobody in their right mind would do.
It is the time of the 115th Grand Festival of Cammarata in the Kingdom of Altiria. The Cammaratan festival is the largest and most popular of all the Grand Festivals in the world. The busy port city is full to the brink with revelers, merchants, the ordinary citizenry and the usual thieves and brigands that accompany any Grand Festival.
Dignataries, both foreign and local, make more public appearances here than they will the rest of the year. The Artisans District sells anything from useless geegaws to well-crafted artwork and useful items. Fighting is forbidden in the streets (as it is the rest of the year) but differences are settled in the Arena.
Currently, it is the second day of the festival which is also known as Youth Day, a day celebrating the young people of the world. It is early summer weather nd there is a humid, creeping heat under a bright sun, unhampered by clouds. Wine is flowing, music is playing but not everybody has come to party.