Less magical. More steamical.
Devices powered by steam are used for
“Anything can be powered by steam in theory, but in practice the technology has critical limitations.”
– Anti-Steampunk Propaganda
Modern ingenuity. Less than modern technology.
Innovations are always built on current technology. So when the power of steam was optimized and expanded to new technologies, the possibilities seemed endless. The possibilities were not actually endless.
The quantity of water needed to power many devices was not trivial. Even so, the people of this world remained consistent, continuing to push the boundaries of what steam could do.
Destinations & Attractions
Places worth seeing and people worth avoiding
The Mysterious Island Complex
Just a lab in the fog…or is it?
Living and working in the same space can be horrible for work/life balance. However, whoever used to work in the laboratory also lived in the nearby bedroom, cooked in a nearby kitchen, and kept up with the fire that activates a steam-powered machine that we won’t talk about just yet.
Who lived here? What can we learn from them? What did they leave behind?
A seaside city carved from a cliff-lined cove
With great ingenuity and a pricetag higher than the budget, this city was crafted and funded by true explorers. The kind of explorers who do something truly amazing and then settle down in one spot and live a normal life.
The city is divided into 3 cliff levels called Flats sitting above the beach. The most convenient and crowded as well as the least dangerous way to move between Flats is a funicular. Unsurprisingly, the funicular runs on a steam-powered system sitting underground. Surprisingly, it’s a stable power system that runs incredibly consistently.
A vacation spot for the pirate community
Due to a treaty signed in the not so distant past, pirates frequent the beach level of the city. While they often cause mischief, most are there in order to relax and refresh after a long campaign at sea.
Pirates feel a sense of community and camaraderie as well as a moral obligation to wear their calling card, the Jolly Roger. Only when doing covert errands for their captain do they cover or remove the accessory. Because of this strong cultural custom (and pressure), in many locations, Jolly Roger paraphernalia is a competitive commercial industry.
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