The Way Things Are

The Colonies were officially established in 1173 in the aftermath of the Second Destroyer War. (GM’s Note, this played out very differently than established canon, see the Histories for details) As part of the negotiations revolving around the surrender of the tainted nobility of the ruined Ivory Kingdom, the Empire assumed responsibility — but not true ownership — of the region. The Mantis have been assigned to govern according to their clan charter, but a new Imperial office was later created in order to maintain equity.

The Colonies were a very cursory affair for many years, but experienced significant growth once it became clear that the young man who would become Toturi IV had a fascination with the strange and exotic locale he’d grown up hearing stories about. As a result, the last decade has seen the Second City grow into a booming metropolis, with a full delegation representing each of the great clans, while the wilderness away from the roads is noticeably untamed and overgrown.

The Way Things Are

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