Trapped between two rival Empires
- The Norse-Germano-Celtic Reich to the South and
- The decadent desert surrounded Pharaoh ruled like Tawny to the North
The Valley runs along an impressive shipping canal built by the ancients and is made up of feuding fractious city states who’ve thrown over their Imperial masters (The Tawny most recently) as they try to prosper and jostle for economic, military and religious superiority.
Key in these struggles are bands of former mercenaries – so called Veteran Chapters who fill a highway man/motorcycle gang/smuggler niche.
Magic is subtle, technology was iron age & live stock agriculture in the valley gives it a western feel as well as a noir post-war feel in the cities.