Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description

The rain tumbled down from the dark grey clouds, lightning flashing and thunder rolling. It poured from the eaves of the buildings in Queenstown, and poured from the thatched rooves as it did the beards and cowls of the people forced to walk the streets. On days like today, when the sun barely lightened the … Continue reading Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description

A History Lesson

What I have written so far for the general overview of my setting history. Most of this is beyond player knowledge, but the very highly educated will know snippets certainly. Characters would need to quest to find out anything about 'Origins' or the creation of the Wode and Menfolk. The true history of the world … Continue reading A History Lesson

Queenstown part 4

The pseudo-district of Outwall is a shantytown built up along the main approaches to the city, as well as around the walls themselves. By far the largest outpouring is along the Old Kings Highway, west towards Kingsmead, also close to the Midlands River.The poorest of the poor and those scraping the bottom of the barrel … Continue reading Queenstown part 4

Queenstown part 3

The Docks and Portside precinct covers the area of warehouses, piers and brewhouses that border the waters of the sea.Landmarks includeThe Promenade, a series of high fashion boutiques to the north of the precinct .Finnegan's Wharf, a long and low stone pier that extends some way into the harbour.The Seawitch's Moorings, a horde of barges … Continue reading Queenstown part 3

Queenstown part 2

Seeing as I promised days ago to get this done, I suppose I should get on with it really!The Central precinct is walled off from the rest of the city, and is heavily guarded.The area includes the Margrave's Palace, the Queenstown Senate, the Guildhall and Guildhall Market, the Queenstown Militia Barracks and training grounds, the … Continue reading Queenstown part 2

Queenstown part 1

Over the next few days, I'm going to update reasonably regularly. I'll be describing the various precincts and surroundings of Queenstown, former capital of the Old Crown.For now, i'm going to do a quick rundown of the different areas.Each precinct corresponds to a watchmen/militia jurisdiction, apart from Outwall, which has no official organised militia or … Continue reading Queenstown part 1

Various pieces of information, and assorted ramblings

I decided today that it was due time for another development  post but I wasn't sure what to write about. For the past week or so, my mind has been buzzing with ideas not about the setting itself, but how I would like to play with it in the near future. I've decided that I … Continue reading Various pieces of information, and assorted ramblings

Kingsmead general overview

The village of Kingsmead stands on the south side of the ford of the Midlands River, with a small apple and pear orchard opposite on the northern bank. The fields around the village are usually grazed by herds of goats and droves of domesticated rabbits. Any sewing of seeds leads to small subsistence patches for … Continue reading Kingsmead general overview