The world emerges from history into a new century, propelled by the relative peace since the Great Darkness. Classical magic and steam technology merge into MagiTek, black powder weapons begin to find favor outside of Aragonian lands, and old ideas about the order of civilization begin to crack and give way. The Humans continue to spread and flourish, indiscriminately using the innovations of all races to gain dominance. The Elves continue to retreat into their fantastical city-state on Liefland, bored of the mundane word. The Dwarves are still weak in numbers, but powerful in economics, metallurgy, and material magics. The Aragonians slowly, but inexorably, grow beyond their self-induced isolation, and Aragonian tech starts to appear farther and farther afield, balancing the power between the mundane and the magical. Rumors of dark powers growing in both the West, beyond the sea, and East, beyond the marshlands, are just beginning to elicit concern in kings and commoners alike. Monsters still lurk in the shadowy, unknown places of NewGen.