Caeruleum, the Blue World js ruled by Wanjo the Wise, represented by the Water symbol.
Our adventure begins in Caeruleum, shortly after the Upheaval that resulted when the first star fell in conjunction with the Prophecy of the Starkiller. Players awake in the subterranean Temple of Wanjo, where War’todes have taken over and are rounding up captives to sacrifice to their God, War’t.
Other areas of interest include the Temple Prison, Temple Mines, Tyran Forion, the War’tode Tunnels, Hermit’s Maze and the Tidelands, specifically the area known as the Sea Giant’s Footprint. The Sea Giant’s Footprint is a massive tidal pool that contains several key locations, such as Smugglers Speak, Sogwith Village, Gighole Keep, and Kroakatoa Temple.
The Sea Giant who allegedly left the namesake Sea Giant’s Footprint is an avatar of Wanjo the Wise. Technically, a Titan rather than an actual Sea giant, Rokk Thar sleeps beneath the roots of the Floating Forest and only rises to combat the seven year cycle of kaiju rising from the waves. Rokk Thar calls this task the Culling of the Herd, which implies that he eats them and that he never intends to rid the world of them. In the absence of Wanjo, his priests fear that Rokk Thar will continue to slumber when the kaiju next awaken.
Caeruleum is in turmoil since the Upheaval brought earthquakes and tsunamis throughout the region. Wanjo is missing; though his clerics can access his power, his voice and presence have not been heard or witnessed since the Upheaval. The events have shaken their faith in the gods and opened the door for belief in new ones. Power struggles complicate the picture. The War’todes in particular experienced a brief Civil War after it was discovered that their fabled Staff of Summoming was lost during the Upheavel. The old War’tode god Kroakatoa is rumbling, ready to rain fire and lava upon the world that has rejected him.
Adventure, Inc. has been commissioned with opening the Water Portal so that aid might be sent to the tidal peoples of Caeruleum and so that they might thwart the Prophecy of the Starkiller.
Meanwhile the gods are recruiting champions and pitting them against one another to further their own agendas.