is one of the primary Realms of existence. It is a dystopian Realm made up primarily of a single large city, The Divided City
, which is filled with impossibly high sky-scrapers that are connected by an impressive network of bridges. Inside of these buildings lives a society of people known as the High Risers
, who live their lives safe and content within the comfort of the walls around them. Outside however, the air of Kastkardia is incredibly polluted, to the point where it is toxic, making masks and other breathing apparatuses a necessity. On the ground live a society of people known as Dwellers
, who live their lives under constant threat of the polluted air bringing in deadly sickness as they scrape to get by. The outskirts of the city is a deserted wasteland dubbed The Scraps
, that forms a barrier of sorts between the city itself and The Shroud
that contains the Realm. One thing The Scraps does contain however, is materials that can be used to craft tech and other useful items. As such, it is common for Dwellers to take on the role of a Scrapper
, travelling out into the wasteland and retrieving these materials to exchange for money, goods and services.
The majority of Kastkardia is taken up by a single city that lies in the middle of the Realm. This city, known as The Divided City
, is made up primarily of an expansive series of interconnected sky-scrapers, joined by an impressive network of bridges. At the centre of the city lies the tallest building of the whole city, The Sceptre
, which is home to the Supreme Lord Chancellor
and The High Council
. The city is ringed by a vast and deserted technological wasteland, littered with old, long-since broken and defective devices, known as The Scraps
. Makeshift roads carved through the piles of defunct technology serve as ways for people to travel through the wasteland if need be, though harsh winds and occasional storms obscure the roadways on a regular basis, forcing new routes to be carved through the junk. Scavengers known as Scrapper
frequent the wastes of The Scraps, searching for salvageable technology that they can use for parts, or to sell or trade for supplies.
The air of Kastkardia is unbreathable and toxic, forcing those who travel outside to wear masks and other breathing apparatuses that filter out the toxic chemicals and turn the air breathable. Because of this, those who live in the sky-scrapers, known as High Risers
, very rarely leave, and the buildings themselves have advanced filtration systems that filter and recycle air within them to make it breathable.
Beyond the piles of scrap that litter the outskirts of the city itself, a large, mysterious and mesmerising curtain of energy known as The Shroud
glistens with all manner of gorgeous colours, swaying, swirling and shifting in the wind.