On the cusp a new century, the world is recovering from a cataclysm of change and looking forward to a brave new future. Untamed forests and jungles once again cover much of the land. Native peoples have returned to the old ways and zealously protect what is theirs from the white man. Many of the old nations have collapsed or splintered into city states. These cities stay in communication with airships and sea vessels that ply the wilds now stretching between them. Many new and wondrous technologies have emerged and a new era of discovery and expansion lays before man kind.