Occult, Steam, Lords, and Spies
It has been nearly a decade since the world changed with the death of the longest running queen in history: Victoria. Her son, Edward VII ascended the throne. It was also the birth of steam power and the growing might of the United States on the global playground. And the sleeping beast of Germany slowly awoke.
Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Edwardian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution – with a population of approximately 11 million people. The people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by unfamiliar inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city, whilst ground trains rumble through and under the streets. Phones and electricity can be found in some homes. The already crowded roads are filling with new automobiles!
London is Britain's largest industrial centre, with roughly five million Londoners working in manufacturing or heavy industry. Small workshops are riddled throughout the city districts. Large factories are mostly located along the river to the east side of the City. London's largest single source of work is the massive docks complex. It is a workforce comprised of over 20,000 men. Around a third of London's workforce is women, including over 200,000 in domestic service.
But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side. A world of supernatural horror, where monster hunters fight the fearsome creatures of the night: werewolves, vampires, and other horrors that stalk the earth preying on humanity.