Raavylym is a cultural diamond in the rough that is Polaritas. The city of Raavylym spans the entire continent which carries its name, blending the natural landscape into its vaults and high Gothic spires. Behind this facade of civilization and prosperity however, Raavylym descends ever-increasingly into turmoil…
In the wake of a continent-wide technological revolution, the magically attuned elite find themselves in an identity crisis as the use of new technologies encroach on what have been traditionally magical roles. At the same time, an aggressive banking guild preys upon the common people, who find themselves deeper and deeper in debt to the point of slavery. In reaction to this, a rebel movement has sprung up in the darker parts of the city, striking at the guild’s agents and collectors.
To escape the compound threat of jealous mages, debt slavery, and vigilantism, many Raavyly have taken up the mantle of adventurer, exploring the uncharted areas of the Reef Sea and beyond, into the lost continent of Xol’kuju. Word comes back to Raavylym through the port district of Tabylaan with increasing frequency of the dangers and rewards to be found to the South.
In all of this, the ruler of the continent has gone silent. A godhead of mysterious origin, The Arbiter is seen as the source of all law and is worshiped as both king and god. In the absence of The Arbiter, authority of the continent has been taken up by the hands of the Royal Senate, an ancient but overly-bureaucratic and ineffective body of powerful nobles and mages.
Map of Raavylym