Index of Ia
“The Shattered City-State”, “Shadow of the World”, “The Heart of Darkness”. As one of the oldest civilizations in the world, surely none have fallen as far as Ughustul, or Venkheshar as it was once called. Founded and formed by the Ancient Demon Prince Vhenkus, it was home and hearth to all manner of foul and horrible things- demon cults, vampire broods, the rising dead, the wailing hosts, blood binders, necromancers, soldiers possessed by spites and daemons and worse. Machinery, steamcraft, chemistry, science, magic, medicine, engineering, and architecture- all manner of knowledge, bane and boon to the world, prospered, devoured, and grew. Ughustul spread and grew as only a city seeded by the Demon Prince could. Towering buildings, subterranean tunnel and structures, magic fuelled infrastructure characterized the dark metropolis that promised to the be blackest heart of the newborn mortal world. When the Dark Prince fell to the blade of an unsuspecting hero from Lavindul to the south, that heart caved on itself and nearly tore itself to shreds. Now the shattered husk of the sprawling city are being snatched and chewed by all manner of terrors like so many hounds fighting for a scraps of a prize carcass.
Now there are a number of powers struggling to make a home from the shell of Ughustul’s once-greatness. How can they succeed?