The town of Ironridge started as a dwarven mining settlement in the kingdom of Rhun. However, it gained wider attention in recent times, with the discovery of Aetherite, a crystal with incredible magical properties. As more miners are needed to meet demand for Aetherite and mages from the College of Whitehill visit to study the crystal formations, the town flourished. However, this attention has brought its share of problems.
Fortunately, this means there's no shortage of work for aspiring adventurers. Whether scholars and trains to and from the town require protection, miners dug too deep and uncovered goblin tunnels or other subterranean beasts or roving bandits stealing supplies, there's almost always something for them to do.
Which brings us to our band of heroes, a recently established group who have made a name for themselves around town. Since setting up their small base of operations, the party have found fairly regular work. Recently, a servant of the family that runs the mines approached the group to ask for their assistance on their employer’s behalf.
This RP will take place in a world with the technology levels you’d expect from a medieval fantasy world with a few exceptions. Thanks to the discovery of Aetherite, magically fueled trains and airships were developed. Flintlock firearms are available.
This is a world where gods exist and walked the planet up until roughly 200 years before the RP, when they vanished after a catastrophic war devastated the planet. There are locations around the world which bear the mark of this exodus, some are holy sites where great temples stand to honour the gods, others are inhospitable hells overrun by creatures from another plane.