Many odd places exist in the Sea of Stars, one such place was the Wash, a large island that was constantly under pounding rain. While a few hardy (or unfortunate) soul set up small settlements to sell fresh water to passing ships, expeditions into the exterior never returned or came back with stories of washed out plains and low hills of mud. Even the expansionist powers gave up on settling the fringe of an island whose only resource was rainwater.
Then, the rain stopped, entirely. The omnipresent clouds, blew away. Suddenly, the Wash was just another island. Cautiously, exploration began, after all the rains could come back at any time. To their surprise, there were forests, mountains and lush grasslands, rivers and streams, even ruins. It was as if the real nature of the land had been held ayont, waiting for the rains to stop before they returned.
Now, there is a great rush to claim this new land. While in the capital, lawyers and surveyors argue over who owns the lands, everyone knows that it will be the facts on the ground that ultimately decide the division of this new realm.
Setting: The Sea of Stars, a new frontier thereof. We would agree upon what nation / organization the player characters are representing and what their sponsors are seeking from this new world. Read the rest of this entry »