World Description

<< Appendix 2 Contents Heroes >>

World Description

Sundered Skies: The Isle of Bridgeways
Genre: Skyship Fantasy
Size: Chain of floating islands and the city that covers it

 

After the Sundering, it is said the Artificer gathered a group of islands and linked them with stone bridges formed from his own blood.  Some of these islands are several miles across, while others are little bigger than the one or two buildings upon them. This island chain is now known as Bridgeways.  Every race of the Skies is represented on the islands, with the majority being human.  Pilgrims visiting the Bridges and the Isle of Chimes almost double the population.

Bridgeways is scoured by high winds, and the wind chill is severe, with temperatures dropping as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit.  Still, the island chain serves as a sort of cultural and economic hub for the upper skies.  Both the Lady of the Winds and the Artificer have strong followings on the isle and attract pilgrims to their respective holy sites in droves.  The market plaza at the Crossroads contains many exotic goods from across the Skies and the inns and taverns that surround it are known for their relative luxury and lively entertainment.

For all its merits, Bridgeways has its fair share of dark secrets.  No one is really sure the origin of the smooth black bricks that form the bridges between islands.  Many credit the Artificer with their construction, but others speak of darker, more demonic origins.  Fungus farmers working the under-isles tell stories of the dead rising from their graves and strange blood red flowers that spread glowmadness.  With recent whispers of unrest and in-fighting among the church of the Lady of the Winds, not even the Isle of Chimes offers a truly safe haven any longer.

Dark forces are at work on Bridgeways that seek to turn the peaceful archipelago into a foothold of evil in the Upper Skies.

<< Appendix 2 Contents Heroes >>

World Description

Bridgeways: Return of the Phantom Isle bluefish_enigma bluefish_enigma