Shadows of the Past

The City of Asadar
Princess and Paupers

The thriving port city of Asadar is the political and economic center for the human empire of Valland. The city is filled with rich and entitled nobles that make up a strong ruling class that is more concerned with maintaining their power and wealth than with ensuring the well-being of their subordinates. As a result, clear social castes have solidified within the city walls. At the lowest levels second class citizens struggle to carve out a meager existence. Non-humans are met with general xenophobia that makes their already difficult lives all the more oppressive. There is hope in Asadar, however. A new young prince sits on the thrown and he has summoned to his court a number of non-human dignitaries, artists, and advisers from the surrounding regions. This has raised the spirits of those who wish to move past the dark days of oppressive inequality but this kind of change does not come easily. The new king has has many powerful enemies that would see him replaced or are simply powerful enough and wealthy enough to counteract his progressive ideas to see that they maintain their social and economic status quo.

We begin our story here in the precarious peace of Asadar.


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