The Mad Duke, Gamezee Makara was once a kind and just man, ruler of his lakeside province. Their main production was an addictive, soporific, beverage they branded as “Faygo.” However, one fateful summer, a drought ruined the crop of corn-syrup-producing plant life. Driven to madness from withdrawal, he joined the Cult of the Clown and became a pirate of the skies, wreaking death and destruction with his exploding grenade clubs.
In this universe, steam power (much like nuclear power) was invented during war that destroyed the earth’s surface. Thus, people created great engines to lift islands of arable land into the sky. This resulted in two classes of people: those who live on the sky islands and those who power the steam engines that keep it afloat. Body modification with steam-powered accessories has become the norm to help people survive with their minimal resources.
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