Wield: In Guided Hands
Scions of the Golden King
In Y645, a ship arrived in the Bay of Seven Sorrows, making landfall in the ruins of Prima Casa. The King’s Hand_was of a size not seen before – bigger than the little dhows of the Iron Empire, with great sails made of many sheets of canvas – and it was clear from the damage to its hull that it would never sail again. It had torn apart on the third Sorrow – the jagged reefs that surround the bay.
Some 200 people walked from the deck of The King’s Hand, disembarking in Prima Casa; where they have been building and spreading ideas ever since. They brought with them Alchemy, new developments in Medicine, and the strange, brutal power of Alchemical fire – a black powder that they use in strange weapons.
They brought a new development too – a single point of worship. Whereas the Iron Empire had a pantheon of gods that one toiled under, the Scions believe that one can reach paradise merely by swearing an Oath of loyalty to the Golden King – who is depicted as a fisherman in some stories and a shepherd in others.