In a fantastic world of magic and renaissance technology, the world is quietly ruled from the shadows. The Azure Empire is strong, spreading wide over the flat disk of the world, broken up only by the bobbing sun that moves up and down the hole in the middle of that disk. But even the independent nations are not so independent as they thought, and finally the stirrings of knowledge that not all is as it should be can be felt.
It is a world full of magic, with every being possessing at least a little talent or knack. A world of strange technologies, of airships and cannons mingling with submersible boats in envelopes of air. Most of all it is a world in apparent peace... but are the people truly happy?