An Archduke's Loss
Setting: The Isle of Castor
The year is 1887. Steam powered mechanical devices are prevalent throughout the world along with the rise of firearms. Cities and towns have popped up, almost seeming out of nowhere made of mostly stone. At the center of it all is the province of Neath, home to the largest city on the continent. Many of the cities are built along rivers and coastlines mainly for industry and trade.
Magic and sorcery exist, however in a much more underground fashion as many people are fearful of it.
Humans are the dominant race within the land as a result of centuries of wars waged upon the elves and dwarves for control of the continent. After all of the conflict and bloodshed, there is still a lot of tension between them and general social oppression. After the last conflict had ended in 1771, the humans, then led by Archduke Mathias, total control and began to spread their culture and newly founded religion of Carpathianism throughout the land. To this day many of the elves and dwarves still harbor resentment towards humans and seek to reclaim the lands that were lost to them.