This is the world of Starkadia. For the past several hundred years the Sun Empire of the elves has been politically, militarily, and culturally dominating the known world. Fifty years ago that changed, when a gnome tinkerer discovered how to harness the raw power of steam. With the resulting social upheaval, the mass subconscious fear of not knowing where you belong triggered the final step of a ritual that brought magic to all the races, where it was once the exclusive right of the elves and the enigmatic dragon-kin.