Myth Meets Machinery
Iron Danger is set in a world of lofty fells, primeval forest, and placid lakes... as well as living gods, monsters of steel and smoke, and supernatural doom dwelling beneath the earth. The city of Kalevala, home of the humans who rebelled against the gods and forsook their protection, shines in the middle of this world, surrounded by towns, sea lanes and and woodlands under its protection. But from the frozen north, a witch queen is leading her army on a quest for vengeance against the lords of Kalevala. Ancient ruins from the days when gods dwelled on the earth are opening to unleash forgotten powers, tempting humans and striving to overtake the world.
Kalevala is the capital city of humanity. It is ruled by the benevolent demigod Antheor, and by a council of elders, and protected by brave soldiers and warrior shamans. It is a vibrant, bustling metropolis, where human ingenuity and the patterns of nature coexist.
Enslaved by the witch queen Lowhee, heir to the black artifices of the machine god Kertenak, the Northlands extend their frost-rimed grasp towards Kalevala. Armies of half-human, half-construct reavers and the life-hating hordes of razics and ahmos creep southwards, subjugating and burning their way towards the heart of human lands.
The world around Kalevala is untamed, much of it unmapped. Small towns of fishers and farmers are scattered about, drawing sustenance from nature. But the woods and seas are still home to spirits and primal beasts from ages preceding human habitation. Every winding game path, thicket, and crack between hills can be a path to the Hidden Side of the woodlands, where the time and life follow different laws.
Before the spread of humanity, a race of predecessors delved into the earth and drew power from the skies, constructing great temple complexes. Long fallen into ruin and sunken underground, they still house artefacts and animated beings incomprehensible to humans, the products of a divergent path of technology and evolution. Here, Kipuna finds a force that will both empower and seek to overpower her.