Hearts and Pistons

Imagine a world of islands in the sky. Below is poisonous death and above are the ivory towers of the powerful and influential. Between these two is the balance of civilization; living their lives in a precariously balanced and yet chaotic society. Here among the clouds and the mountaintops is a world of magic; a world of ingenuity; a world of danger. But not is all as it seems. It never is. The careful balance is threatened as civilization slides towards the abyss.

The world of Hearts and Pistons is one scorched by generations of conflict. Below the few remaining cities is a cloud of toxic fog that has destroyed the planet. The cities above are crowded and sustained by magic. There is no natural world, mother nature is long dead, and everything must be supported by magic. Even the divine powers have departed, leaving what remains behind alone.

The world is one of high magic. Magic has been harnessed not only as life support but also as a vessel for technical progress. There is also a rich body of mundane technology; firearms, steam power, and powerful foundries. The centers of civilization are small and crowded, yet there is plenty of adventure beyond the walls for those with the resources, and gumption to venture forth.

Hearts and Pistons

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