War of the Gods
Bastion was once the seat of power of the ancient Eastern Empire. Ruled by Emperor Torvious, the East was a place of civilization and knowledge. The Emperor’s Knights of Dawn kept the peace from the coast of the Empty Ocean to the Crown of Thorns.
Today, Bastion is merely a shell of its former glory. The once spotless and well-maintained structures are now dirty and crumbling. The waterfront, once the jewel of the city, lies desolate and abandoned. Crime and poverty abound.
The castle in the center of the city is still the home of the emperor’s descendants. The current Torvious still styles himself Emperor, though he barely has control of Bastion, let alone an empire. The whispers of the city’s inhabitants suggest that Torvious is not merely a descendant, but actually is the Emperor Torvious, who ruled the city in ancient times.