LORE I: Background

It is the year 1784, a time of industralisation and innovation. Set in the alternate universe of Earth, the world is beginning to change and improve greatly with the introduction of technology. With the inventions of technology, hard labour and slavery were no longer issues to be addressed. The story begins in a small town by the name of Hollowfort, located in the east of Britain – the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

Hollowfort is a city that believes in the art of learning the craft. It has always flourished with craft-making. Its people have divided into two factions, Pro-Industralisation and Anti-Industralisation, hereby labeled the Pros and Antis respectively. The Antis believed that the Industrial Revolution has taken their jobs away and that society has thrown them aside. They enjoyed the aristocratic system where the poor worked for the rich. The rich became richer and the poor became poorer, most of whom lived under the poverty line. The Antis were also known to be causing social unrest among the citizens by opposing the government’s policies.

The Pros believed in social equality, and they worked hard to achieve their ideal world of peace and harmony. They believe that with the technology, the people could focus on more important issues such as the disparity between the rich and the poor. They did not like the idea of slavery that the Antis supported.

The story begins at the edge of Hollowfort, in an old inn located away from the general crowd.

Hollowfort was known for its highly-skilled craftsmen, and most of its citizens fall into the following occupations.

  • Carpenter (STR+, AGI-)
    The carpenter is well-versed in the area of woodcrafting, they are able to build transport vehicles such as ships and carts. The house of Hollowfort were built by these highly skilled men. Carpenters are often seen with an axe.
  • Herbalist (INT+, STR-)
    The herbalist studies the environment and the healing properties of plants. They work closely with doctors and are approached to research on the medicinal values of newly discovered plants. They are often hired to search for missing people in the forest as they are able to navigate around well.
  • Blacksmith (STR+, INT-)
    The blacksmith is well-versed in the area of metal and its properties, they are able to craft sharp, deadly weapons quickly. Hunters often look for them to repair their weapons or to craft new ones.
  • Thief (AGI+, INT-)
    Thieves often live in the shadows. They work individually unlike the carpenters, herbalists and blacksmiths. They are often hired as spies for the high ranking aristocrats. Little is known about them.

Players will choose an occupation and assign 8 points to the following set of attributes:

  • Strength
  • Agility
  • Intelligence

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Author: Xin Feng

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2 thoughts on “LORE I: Background”

  1. 1. Character Name: Elise
    2. Gender: Female
    3. Age: 19
    4. Occupation: Thief
    5. Attributes: 4 Int, 2 Str, 2 Agi
    6. Additional background information:

    She has no idea where her roots are from. The only known fact is that she is raised by a lone woman who taught her the ways of the thief before the woman died from unknown cause. Although she does not seem to be interested in anything, she is actually against the ways the Antis work, thus becoming a thief so that she could infiltrate the Anti’s territory and get more information, while seemingly working against the Pros.

  2. 1. Character Name: Raquel
    2. Gender: Female
    3. Age: 24
    4. Occupation: Blacksmith
    5. Attributes: 3 Str/3 Agi/2 Int
    6. Additional background information: Raquel was born to a family of blacksmiths, and therefore is extremely handy with weapons and materials, given her exposure to the subject since birth. She is expected to take over her family’s business in time to come.

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