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  • History

    h4. Ancient Times The lands upon which Worterburgh has been built have been inhabited for a long time. The people living there had no name for themselves and they were simplistic, rustic people that some would call barbaric. Historical records of …

  • King of Worterburgh

    Worterburgh and the neighboring regions used to be a monarchy, with its leader being the 'King of Worterburgh'. This position has since been abolished. Back when the city was founded, the Kings had both a political and religious role.

  • Demographics

    h4. Population Breakdown Population: 6, 495 878 h5. Racial Background: Caucasian: 84% African: 5% Latino: 3% Asian: 5% Other: 3% h5. Religious Background: [[Church of the Old Kings | Church of the Old Kings]]: 31% Protestant: 30% …

  • Kingstree

    Kingstree are strange trees which grow in Worterburgh. They resemble pale, almost-white gnarled tree. Most don't grow leaves and those that do grow white leaves but never any flower or fruit.

  • New Millennium Comics

    *New Millennium Comics* is one of Worterburgh’s most famous and enduring comic company, publishing many world-famous titles. h4. History of New Millennium Comics h5. Founding New Millennium Comics began as several companies. In the 19R0, …

  • The Valiant

    *The Valiant* is a comic book superhero, published by [[New Millennium Comics | New Millennium Comics]], first created by Beck Parker and Dick Worter but most famously later re-imagined by [[Curt Ray]]. His run of The Valiant is the most famous and …

  • Shards

    A Shard refer to a grouping of alternate realities where events are generally similar enough. Shards are further sub-divided into Slivers. Travel between Shards and Slivers have limitations, namely, objects are generally altered to a form which exist …

  • Current Year

    Worterburgh at the age of social media, where its bullshit dominate all facets of life and an invented controversy can destroy a person' life. People are all connected to FaceTome, Flicker and Dumblr. The world is coming apart but who cares? There is …

  • Aquarius

    The Age of Aquarius has arrived to lead humanity to the next spiritual cycle of evolution. Whatever the hell THAT even mean. Aquarius is a Shard where new age nonsense not only proved true but became the dominant socio-political and religious force. …

  • Golden Age

    BEHOLD, THE CITY OF THE FUTURE, MADE POSSIBLE BY THE POWER OF THE ATOM! The 'Golden Age' is a retro-futuristic Shard, where zeppelins exist side by side with flying cars and nuclear-powered robots. The world is roughly similar to the 1950 socially. …

  • The Sprawl

    This splinter isn’t all too different from the Worterburgh familiar to the player characters as it remain stuck in the ’80 and ’90 despite being currently in 20R0. Worterburgh is a decaying mess lit by neon and massive buildings loom over the horizon, the …

  • Colonial Worterburgh

    In this Shard, Worterburgh is a colony of the British Empire after being conquered. Corrupt clergymen maintain a tight grip on the population, hand-in-hand with the British conquerors. This shard is a mix between pre-Quiet Revolution Québec and Gothic …

  • Wild West

    The Worterburghian 'Manifest Destiny' spread the limits of civilization. There is no City of Worterburgh as we know it here. Only a group of small towns occupying the region. This is the wild frontier, where savages dwell in the woods, people wear cowboy …

  • Dominion of the Old Kings

    In this Shard, the original natives of Glaegla are the dominant force in Worterburgh, unbowed to the invaders. Great temples of wood and concrete dominate the landscape, as do large sacred gardens. Priest-Kings rule this alien and mildly anachronistic …

  • Worterburgh By Gaslight

    In this incarnation of Worterburgh, it is far away from the rough and tumble era of the wild-west and rather is a 'refined' era. Fog-shrouded streets, eerie gas lit backdrops, sweltering jungles, and crowded urban labyrinths all contribute to the tales of …

  • Wortereich

    In at least one Shard, the Nazi party never rose to power...yet, it seems similar ideals can exist elsewhere. In this shard, the National Organization Party (NATORG) rose from turbulent times when Worterburgh was on the verge of civil war. They restored …

  • Vorterburga

    Vorterburga is similar to 13th to 15th century Europe (if not slightly anachronistic). The kingdom of Vorterburga is ruled by a King and an extended noble families. Monsters are known to exist, however: trolls and goblins haunt the remote places of the …

  • Armageddon

    Armageddon is a shard of damnation, torn between cosmic forces which have made themselves manifest. The exact scenario vary between each Slivers, but there is one constant between each and that is one of suffering and apocalyptic devastation.

  • Mandate of Heaven

    In this Shard, China is the great colonial superpower and it control what once was Worterburgh. Technologically and chronologically, this Shard is roughly in what is the 18th century from our perspective. It is a place of mystery. Oh and kung fu. A lot of …

  • Modern Wú Chù

    In Modern Wú Chù, China is still a world superpower and the juggernaut of culture and science but its power is slowly fading next to the might of Japan, India and Russia. The city of Wú Chù is ruled by great criminal empires, decadence is the norm and …

  • People's Republic

    The People's Democratic Republic of Worterburgh is neither democratic nor a republic, but rather a nightmarish communist dystopia (is there any other kind?). Here the state is everywhere and see everything, controlling the populace with an iron fist and …

  • Mythic Age

    Before the known era, before the commonly accepted beginning of human history, some people or mythologies hold there were other eras. Some mythic, earlier golden age of humanity. Those who visit these elusive shards know that some echoes of this era (or …

  • Curt Ray

    If he was still alive and you said to his face you liked the comics he's written, Curt Ray would laugh at you, call you a subhuman creature and tell you to get a life. Curt Ray was a comic book writer, most famous for his work on [[The Valiant | The …

  • Languages

    In addition to the real-world languages available to the characters, the following languages are known to exist within the world of Worterburgh, most of them related to ancient texts and arcane secrets * Atlantean: The language of ancient Atlantis. * …

  • Arcana City

    This Shard is similar to [[Aquarius | Aquarius]] to an extent but came to be for completely opposite reasons. For this Shard to come into existence, it required two things: a serious upheaval to the world due to supernatural events experienced by billion …

  • War Of The Worlds

    In many slivers, the flow of arcane energies did not cause Mars' life to exist deeper into the supernatural but rather on the planet surface proper. This led to a variety of possible scenarios where the earthlings and martians, ranging from Mars invading …

  • The Land of Wú Chù

    Aside from some form of Worterburgh, *Wú Chù* is arguably one of the more common city [[Universe Notation System | Central City]] found in the [[Shards | many reflections of reality]]. While the exact details of it's history may vary, as does the exact …

  • Leviathan

    Little is known of the whereabouts and purpose of the being known as *Leviathan* or sometimes as *Rahab*. The creature apparently began its existence not as a demon, but as a [[Anguis | primordial beast]], a relative of Lotan, Tannin or Tiamat. Other …

  • Mammon

    *Mammon* is the demon lord of greed and material wealth, which make him paradoxically both extremely powerful and yet completely useless to an extent, as all his power and servants are tied into scheme and service of individuals who only wield power from …

  • Saunders Family

    The Saunders Family are one of Worterburgh's darker urban legends, dating back to 18th century and the occultist John Saunders and his wife, who lived in the wilderness, practicing dark magic away from prying eyes. Infamous for murder and mutilation and …

  • Municipalities

    Beyond the city of Worterburgh, the capital, and its greater metropolitan area there are several other cities on the islands of Worterburgh. These municipalities include: * [[Ergenburgh]]: The other largest city and one generally seen as the rival of the …