From the storm-swept seas to the west across the continent to the ancient red-walled cities of the efritim, from the blazing trackless deserts of the south to the mysterious frozen lands at the border of the fey, one vast and powerful force has held sway for centuries. The empire of the humans, its many legions an unstoppable military force, has ruled with an iron fist. This grip, while tight, has kept chaos and invasion at bay. The center of the Empire has lived in peace for so long that war was only a distant memory.
However, nothing can last forever. It has been more than 200 years since the Empire has captured any new territory, and the last hundred have brought internal fighting and upheaval. The most recent rebellion was only two years ago, fought in the very heart of the capital city Solara itself. The Imperial armies were once exclusively human, but these days there are more elf, orc, and efritim soldiers than humans.
As central control diminishes, each of the provinces fights to hold things together. The subjects grow more independent as the military and political control from Solara weakens. Dangers grow in the countryside. No one is certain what the future might bring. If the center cannot hold, all citizens of the Empire must see to their own welfare. The dark specter of war looms ever larger over the once-proud Empire of Solara.
Young Emperor Jovian is only 12 years of age. Two years ago, when his uncle Emperor Herculian died, a revolt led by Draco Lucius Salvian, the leader of the emperor’s personal guard, the Vigil Draconis, attempted to take control of the Empire. The patricians only barely managed to suppress this revolt with the help of the general Dux Raban and his orc soldiers. Now, Dux Raban is the strongest political force in the Empire, acting as regent until Jovian is of age. There are many who are unhappy with the rule of an orc, and many patricians wonder if Raban’s aid came at too great a cost.
The focus of Twilight Empire is a combination of politics and intrigue as well as adventure. Plot will mostly emerge from character, so when submitting try to include enough history and detail to inspire plot. I’ll be asking questions to establish connections and flesh out any background and non-player characters as well.
Hosted and narrated by:
Brennan Taylor (barsinister)
Scenes played: 5
License: Community License