The Sword Coast has changed greatly in the last thousand years. Two centuries ago the Lord's Alliance were able to create flying ships and structures using Earthmotes. With the new technology civilization advanced but so too did the old magic wane. The teleportation circles weakened and most stopped working altogether. Many magical artifacts cease to work as well. Wizardry and arcane casters became less and less common.
To overcome these obstacles new means of transportation were created. A great railway systems of smoke and steam where made to travel the continent. The uncharted parts of the map were revealed and new countries across the Trackless sea were established. Toril was moving forward...
On an ordinary night some five decades ago Waterdeep was awakened by explosions, fire and falling rubble. The Sovereign Union Party or simply the Sovereign Union whom opposed the Lord's Alliance had been building new technology in secret. They overwhelmed the Lord's Alliance in a coup and destroyed over half the city in the process. The rest of the cities on the Sword Coast quickly surrendered.
Following their victory, the Sovereign Union used the city's wealth to rebuild. Neo Waterdeep rose from the debris to tower over the Old City. They placed identification on all the citizens in the form of tattoos on the base of the neck. They placed curfews and appointed each citizen with work and while it is true that peopleís needs are meant no citizen have any true freedom on how they live their lives. This has continued to present time.
Two notable things about the Neo Age is in Waterdeep and every large city like Balderís Gate is there are no elderly. Where they are taken to no one knows. The other strange phenomenon as the clergy. Those they praise and openly worship Tyr none of the clerics have been seen casting divine magic or preforming works. They merely repeat holy rhetoric. To say that they have lost Tyrís favor or something similar is illegal and those individuals face blasphemy crimes.
Despite hope being crushed, the resistance forces annihilated, and the rebels forced from their homesÖ hope remains. Lead by the last living blood descendant of the former Open Lord, Jeardra Silverhand took over the Resistance following her fatherís death. Hidden in the heavily foggy skies of Chult, Bastionís Hold remains the home of the Last Resistance.
Jeardra Silverhand hopes to find the weakness of their occupiers and she believes that reviving the old magic is the key to their undoing.