The Known World

Those born into Blackgate have never seen a sky that was more than a few feet above their heads and made of stone. Legends and myths of open air and a burning light in the heavens are mocked by most, while tales of daylight are told to children who know no better yet.

While the area the characters are born into is known to them, great dark gates block the main arteries and only the servants of The Gaunt One have ever been known to pass through them, usually in parties that collect people and then depart quickly.

Life is spent toiling, whether it’s in the halls filled with fungi that is harvested and fed to the populace or digging tunnels and structures deeper into the earth. The Black Guard are the constant overseers and serve as the fist of the Gaunt One. Their word is law and their servants wield the power of life and death over everyone.

The Known World

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