Kurloz Makara, Priest of the Silent Order, used to be a cheerful man who loved to clown around. However, one night a vision came to him in a nightmare, releasing a scream that permanently deafened his beloved, Meulin Leijon. To atone, he has sewn his lips and joined the Silent Brotherhood, a cryptic abbey of violet bloods who wear golden chains that grow with every sin they commit.
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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