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Revolution is coming

Industrial, magical, political; the dual-moon planet of Neyush is on the precipice of change.

People of many different species, reeling from the effects of the Great War almost two centuries ago, are accelerating into a new age, fueled by innovative discoveries and forgotten secrets. The event that ended the war and decimated an entire people is referred to as The Blink.

No-one knows how or why it happened, though many have theories.

Little fish, big pond

The Blink also brought change to the Dozen.

Empty metaphysical Spheres of existence, or the homes of unknowable, ancient gods? Opportunities for life-enhancing magitech, or eldritch traps waiting to ensnare the curious? Aspects of reality as normal as time and gravity, or complex creations of the Drake herself?

Whatever the Dozen truly are, something is different now. Something changed with the Blink. Something is coming to Neyush.

Are the secrets behind the Dozen the key to saving it, or the catalyst for its doom?

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The largest city in Eastern Pfemba.



The original people to settle on what is now Yenagun were vena. It was never a city during this time - the climate was much too warm to attract vena in any large numbers.

They also encountered humans here, in shallow-water fishing boats from the west. When the humans discovered the sparsely-populated land, they quickly began to colonise it, naming the now-developing city Jovham.


This human name for the city came from the River Jova (meaning 'vena-water'), which was believed by some to have mystical properties. Both names use the term 'fae' to describe the pale vena, likening them to mysterious, magical elves from their own myths and stories. Now, the term is considered distasteful and even insulting.

New World

Woodrow Lathson famously sailed from the bay of Yenagun on his quest to find new land to the east. When he returned, he brought knowledge of the tilkens and kliasta back with him.

Not long after that, the newly-introduced people that had previously been unaware of others across the oceans fell into conflict, and the Great War broke out.

Changing Hands

During the War, the tilkens invaded Yenagun from the south. In celebration, they renamed the city after the commander who had led the attack, Qutlläk.

Modern Day

After the Blink Treaty was signed, the city was officially given to the humans, though tilkens maintained political control along with their newly-acquired settlements along the eastern coast of Pfemba.

The tilken name, k'änläl qutlläkune, also stuck, and eventually became abbreviated to Yanlal-Kutla, and then Yenagun.


Yenagun is mostly inhabited by human miners living in or near the wharf, supervised by the few vena. Tilkens are much rarer and occupy political or economic positions.

There is some trade with cecaelia, though none call Yenagun their home.


The original city of Yenagun, which comprised all of the upper areas, was enclosed by four thick walls. The southern wall was brought down during the Great War and was never rebuilt, the sprawling homes and factories that comprise the Wharf filling the gap between the old wall and the coast.


It sits at the mouth of a long bay, with a freshwater river feeding into it.

Its warm, oceanic climate makes farming around the city quite profitable, but the city itself is more well-known for the plentiful fish that are brought down by cold currents from the north-east.

Natural Resources


It was recently discovered that Yenagun sits on a nullrock deposit. Though still incredibly rare, mining has become a very popular profession since the nullrock was discovered after the Eight Day War, particularly among humans. The mines are tightly controlled by vena interests, however.

Sphere Stone

There is some speculation that a Sphere Stone was found in Yenagun's mines during the Eight Day War, though officially this has been denied. The potential of finding such an artifact and gaining access to mythical abilities is, of course, a large draw for humans in the area attempting to climb out of the lower class, adding to the popularity of mining as a profession.


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17 May, 2021 17:16

I really like the style of the history section. Demographics - who are Tilkens (add a tooltip or link to an article). The word "Mediterranean" has a specific meaning in real life and if your world isn't alternate earth you should find a different one. Generally, a very nice article

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17 May, 2021 17:23

Thanks for the feedback! I'm pretty happy with how it looks for now, yeah.   And I've adjusted both the word choice and the tooltip :) cheers!

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