That's what the cartographers call the chain of islands that stretch across the West, as if a single word could encompass the hundreds of tribes, kingdoms, customs, and peoples that inhabit the lush isles between the Realm's western fortress of Abalone and the growing empire held by the greedy sea-lords of Azure, while the necromantic cults of the Skullstone Archipelago cast .
Out here, government is meaningless. Only the power of patron gods and elementals can defend mortals against the onslaught of the Fae, Demons, and pirates hiding from the wrath of the Realm. The prices they ask for such protections are high, but for most, there is no other choice.
The Realm only takes what they can extract from the natives with brutal force, leaving when they no longer receive sufficient returns on their 'efforts,' while the sea-lords and the necromancers only claim the human bodies they need for their slavery and sorcery.
This is where you've found yourselves. More specifically, the isle of Kishinou, one of the larger islands in the Neck, where the islanders congregate in the port city of Kishin, of which the only law is thus: Do not kill on the land. Any who break the law suffer the wrath of Lady Stauro, The Empty Mountain, Goddess of the hollow volcano whose lower slopes house the outskirts of Kishin, and whose upper slopes hold ruins haunted by ghosts, spirits, and worse.
Word spreads of this sacred place, where killing is outlawed, but the law does little to protect the weak. Crippling, maiming, and dumping someone into the ocean to be consumed by the Siaka that circle the harbor results in no punishment. Only the strong prosper in Kishin. Outlaws, pirates, and merchants with enough jade to hire bodyguards as they con the islanders of their goods rule the city.
This is the stage you have found yourself on. What brings you to Kishin, and what secrets of the island and of Stauro will convince you to remain?I'm looking for
People who have backed the kickstarter and want a chance to fuck about
Probably less than 5 players but definitely at most a full circle.
Not ten pages of backstory, this is more an adventure for us to fiddle about with the system and gain some familiarity/comfort, do something a little relaxed
No overly-antagonistic concepts.
You have to be a Solar this is not optional.