Eidolon: the Dreamscape Opera

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Before you read this news item, I’m going to be totally up front and state that this post is entirely self-promoting. This is a personal project of mine (Angelus), and is not directly affiliated with this site. However, I have permission from the boss to share this with you.

Many of the readers here are likely to have interests that cross over into roleplaying games so I am bringing to your attention to the biggest creative projects of my life and I’m trying to raise funds for it through a group-funder. However, there are about 10 days left for the fund raising and I am hoping that now that the christmas spending blues are over people might find themselves in a position to become a funder.

You can find the funding page here at this finely crafted link.

You can also find the original website with content and image gallery right here.

The Truth of Fiction


‘Once upon a time’; these are incredibly important words. They are the incantations of a magician before he performs his act. You know that upon their utterance marvels will unfold before you. Such words as these are not an incantation, but the signal for us to work upon ourselves a special kind of magic. It heralds belief, suspense, beauty, wonder, and cruelty.

This is a work of fiction, and like all works of fiction it is utterly true – every single word. We know this simple truth, for somewhere between ennui and madness can be found the profound reality of fantasy – that we are more than just a forgery of clay and machinery. So we are weighed replete with mythic truth to behold our own little apotheosis, and make the world more in our image.

All stories about nobility are the same, at their heart. They reveal the aspirations of what our paragons should be. They become the embodiment of concepts like honour, mercy, and justice. They are a family of families, the keepers of our culture, and our very best and worst exemplars.

Eidolon

Eidolon is a gaslamp fantasy setting, set in the year 1900. The characters represents the nobility of the era, mortals whose flesh is quickened with the essence of stories. In this Realm, stories revolve around the nobility and their stately affairs. The eight great nations of the Litoral Continent are all bounded under the sovereignty of the Imperium of Emperor Friedreich and his policy of Absolute Enlightenment. From the smallest domain to the greatest empire, the Empire is a tapestry of politics, coloured by romance, intrigue, and vendetta. Travel, trade, and politics are hampered by the borders made by the bramblewoods, and not all domains have left the feudal era behind.

They stand on a firmament of orderly ground, the largest gear in the celestial orrery. Overhead, the great pendulum swings to cast the alternating lights of day and night, and by night glimpses of the great celestial mechanisms can be seen in the Aether. On the edges of the empire, the faerie border marches seek independence from colonial rule, and underneath the elemental kadmon pose a cthonic threat. The heavens have been opened up to the ethernauts, and there are Imperial colonies on Barsoom and Amtor.

It is a Realm where electrodyne technology is fuelled by the maddening alchemy, the illusions of dreams. Automatons serve the elite, etherships ply the heavens, and worrying portents of the 20th Century preclude the shadow of total war. Eidolon is a gaslamp fantasy setting, set in the year 1900. The characters represents the nobility of the era, mortals whose flesh is quickened with the essence of stories. In this Realm, stories revolve around the nobility and their stately affairs. The eight great nations of the Litoral Continent are all bounded under the sovereignty of the Imperium of Emperor Friedreich and his policy of Absolute Enlightenment. From the smallest domain to the greatest empire, the Empire is a tapestry of politics, coloured by romance, intrigue, and vendetta. Travel, trade, and politics are hampered by the borders made by the bramblewoods, and not all domains have left the feudal era behind.



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