This Tier 1 game focuses on coterie (party) level action and not on the politics of the region or town.
The game is set in the Prairie State, specifically centered on the Champaign-Urbana region, a couple hours south of Chicago and east of Indiapolis. Outside of the dense towns, the area is dominated by endless fields of corn.
- Champaign: the larger of the two towns (population ~85,000, established 1855) it is a significant technology hub.
- Urbana: dominated by the University of Illinois, is the smaller and older settlment (pop ~41,000 not including students, est. 1833)
- Rantoul (pop ~ 12,000, est. 1854)
- Mahomet (pop ~ 7,000)
- Savoy: (pop ~ 7,000)
Further a field, one encounters Bloomington (pop 77,000, est. 1833) and Normal (pop ~54,000, est. 1854). Out further there are the mysteries of Peoria and Springfield. To the north of course lies Chicago. No one heads there. Not since the refugees arrived a decade ago describing a nightmare of fire and mass diablerie.
- Organizations: Various political factions exist but they don’t run things. There is no Prince, no ruling council.