Relic Hunting Has Never Been So Leafy
Sparktown is a sprawling boom town centered around the mining and recovery of lost technology. Located on the Carbal River, which connects the Fanged Sea and outposts deep in the Crimson Mountain Range, it is prime real estate for entrepeneurs. The citizenry are notoriously opportunistic yet they have an allegiance to perhaps the purest remaining democracy in the world. The Sparktown idea of “election” is a rather different than the ancient past. Anyone – not even a citizen of Sparktown (if there even is such a thing) – can become the president. All one must do is survive a collaborative battle with others seeking to become the president versus a monster. The crowd then “votes” on which of the survivors exemplified the “true Sparktown spirit” – if any survive at all. Any and all technologies or magics can be used in the fight and the candidate using the most cunning is typically the victor (though the nearly bankrupting Brevarian presidency was supposedly brought about by wearing the flashiest outfit). Lately, the games have been endlessly postponed well beyond their normal term limit by the current administration. The motives behind the delay of election are unclear, but outsiders suspect the town is preparing for war with their long time rival the Holy City Ahltanna.