World of Shadow, locked within the ongoing interplay between the purity of Light and the mystery of Darkness, Axildusk is one of the nine Mainstay Worlds. Shrouded in the half-light, the peoples of Axildusk have managed, through the use of Shadow, to build modern, thriving cities. It would be a mistake to think of these places as technologically advanced. Despite the many futuristic features to be found, none of these are derived from science. They are instead, born of Shadow-casting's creative Power. Rival cities Atrix and Issa, lie along the most important, star field route. Sooner or later there will be a reckoning as these cities strive for the dominant role only one can play.