In an alternate universe called “Urth”, a mad king set off on a religious quest to eradicate magery throughout the world due to the death of his family at the hands of the Council of Seven. He conquered the known world but for one nation, the Daravi, with whom the Kingdom of Lithmore remains at war even today. Our tale takes place generations later in the capital of that fair realm, Lithmore City, where the Church dominates the land whilst mages hide beneath their very noses.
In general, the theme is about secrecy, conspiracy, oppression, corruption, and the true definition of evil. In specific, imagine the horrors of our historical Inquisition with one twist: magic is real. But are mages truly evil? Is the Church really kind? It’s up to you as a player to decide.
There are many similarities to our own world if we draw a parallel to the Dark Ages. For example, the level of technology floats somewhere around the early 900s AD, though society and customs are taken from throughout the middle ages and renaissance. Each character origin has its own help files about topics such as their style of dress, the food they eat, and particular cultural information. For an indepth look, use the “Help” command in-game. “Help Search ” will find all help files containing a specific string, or “Help Categories” will display the various high-level topics available to peruse.