Dawn of the Victorian age.
The year is 1838. 19 year old Queen Victoria sits the throne in England and Napoleon has been dead for nearly 20 years. Opium flows freely from India to China, and across the world an American named Sam Colt has patented the “Single action revolving cylinder firearm”. It is a time of enlightenment, exploration and discovery, of repression, conflict and death on a grand scale.
While Europe struggles, the parallel world of the Concordant Mirror has drawn close to our own. Pieces of it’s reality, and those beyond, have flooded the world and magic is resurgent. The empires of Europe struggle to maintain their grasp on their lands, their traditions and their populace. They cannot hold on much longer.