“And it shall come to pass that a beast shall fall from the heavens on wings of flame.
And it shall smother the Light of Justice with smoke and flames.
All who fail to bend knee to the Dark Fire will be made unto ashes.
But all hope is not lost.
There shall come from the edges of a shattered empire four swords.
Blades of Earth, Air, Fire, and Sea.
Blades which will together carve out the black heart of the Fire.
And restore a crown upon a worthy brow”.
-Excerpt from Talthones’ Dragon Prophecy c. 2000 pre-Imperium
It’s been ten years since the Empire of Man was shattered by the coming of the Dragon and the realm was broken up into a scattered handful of war-torn city-states and the capital city reduced to a population of slaves and the sycophantic Dragon Cultists.
But out on the fringe, in what was known as the frontier provinces, Destiny has taken a hand. Will heroes of prophecy step forward and re-unite the Empire? Or will the Dragon Cult spread it’s influence and crush the hope of freedom and justice for all mankind?
Shattered Empire is a story set in a fantasy world of magic, adventure, honor and betrayal. Four players will take on the roles of heroes of prophecy destined to defeat the Dragon, or die horribly trying.
The local culture be set akin to Middle Ages Western Europe. Characters will be humans coming from any and all walks of life. Be they the ignorant farm boy or the exiled princess looking to regain her throne. (I will do all I can to accommodate your concepts, but will be working with each of you individually to work your characters into context.)
Elves and Trollkin (Dwarfs) do exist in the world, but keep their distance as both are hugely underpopulated.
Players are encouraged to use their own artwork on cards, but any and all player created cards MUST be approved by the storyteller.
Any questions? drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll answer them as quickly and clearly as possible.
I may clone the game if I get too many good characters to weed out, but we’ll see.
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Scenes played: 4
License: Community License