With this anthology we’re looking for stories that are a strange collection of ancient and new technology. Perhaps chemistry is highly advanced and rockets are commonplace, but electricity was never invented. Perhaps steam engines exist, but are used to replace horses in chariot battles between archers. The story should have one or two aspects of technology that are wildly more advanced than the rest of the society, and thus affect it in strange ways. We highly prefer stories without magic.
Splintered Lands is a fantasy shared world anthology, taking place only a hundred years after a world-splitting war between powerful magical factions. As a result of that war, the land cracked and shattered, and much of the great civilizations have sunk under the waters, or been buried beneath upturned mountains. The Breaking saw the rise of the Knight of the Broken Wheel, a monastic order that despises magic in any form. Recently, there has been an upswell in the use of technology, mechanical replacements for manual labour. The Knights see that as simply another outgrowth of the arrogance that destroyed the kingdoms of old.
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