Truth be told no one knows how the magic city Arkahan was founded or how old it is. Just that the city is the center of the magical world and last of the free cities. Fueled by the deep indigo colored mana the flowed from the tree of the gods. Making the lands grow crops in a quarter of the time and twice as large, food was never an issue. Its citizens sat in comfort as magic made their lives easier. Poverty is none existent in Arkahan.
Refugees have flocked to Arkahan for safety. Did the magic council know about the encroaching darkness? Most likely they did seeing as the city changed its production from commerce to war. Months ahead of the attack the city guard had begun training the populace into a formidable militia to fight alongside a growing golem population.
The council had done what they could before the darkness approached the city. Evil men and beasts filled their ranks, necromancers and practitioners of foul magic reinforced the nearly endless supply of vile troops that kept pouring in. It was a guessing game now on how and when to strike or should they defend?
The fight for survival was at hand. It would take everyone to keep the darkness at bay. From the highest of mages to the lowest thief. Mercenaries poured into the city not just because of the obnoxious amount they were being paid but there was no other client's to be had and thus the siege had begun.
This is a high fantasy siege roleplay. Magic is a key role here but the mechanics I will provide for it will be enforced strictly. There are also plenty of other roles to be had too. If this takes off I will provide more details. For now this is just to garner interest.