It’s a world of intrigue.
It’s a world of vast wealth.
It’s a world of lawlessness.
It’s a Thieves’ World.
In the past, gods and kingdoms fought over the City of Sanctuary. Now, the gods are remote, and most of the kingdoms have given up. The people have been beaten down so many times, and weathered so many catastrophes, they can barely feel pain any more. The city itself has been almost destroyed several times, and is still filled with rubble and ruins. People are dragging themselves to work each day, desperate to resume some semblance of normal life, but it is not working. No one has any joy left, or even any fear; it has all been ripped away. The world has gone gray and hard. At least during the era of Rankan rule, there was excitement and intrigue, and the potential for great and sudden wealth. Now people just hope to wake up the next morning.
That’s not entirely true, of course. Many people in Sanctuary still hope for something better. Others still appreciate good food, good drink, and good company. Trade has begun again, and that means travelers who can be fascinated anew by the city’s long history, strange layout, and varied populace. The city has seen a lot of hardship, but the past few years have gone well, and everyone is slowly recovering.
Which means, of course, that the time is perfect for another major crisis.
This is the next story for the City of Sanctuary.