No one believes in magic in Calumet. The Empire got rid of all that nonsense ages ago. Centuries maybe. There’s stories about how there used to be wizards and faeries, but now there is only the Empire and the Church of the Azure Ward. Calumet is a capitol of trade in one of the many provinces of the vast Empire.
Things are much better now anyway. Crime is down thanks to all those helpful police officers. The roads are in great shape, fresh water flows through the aqueducts and sewers. The fields are rich with grain thanks to the advances in irrigation. The city is famous for its advanced medicine. People have access to education. There are even public baths and everybody sure loves the wine. So why is everyone in such a hurry to get home after dark?
You are about to find out first hand.