Tamaris lies in the throws of an industrial revolution. Monarchs and nobility cling to tradition while those below them toil as the expense of progress. The face of diplomacy masks backroom deals, and alliances are rarely as stable as they seem. As the masses tire of being ruled, they threaten to overturn centuries-old traditions.
Over a generation of peace hangs in the balance. When the Prince of Aišimnetz loses his place in the line of succession, diplomacy fails everyone. Nations form new alliances, and the battle lines are set. The war that is to come will be the largest yet.