The year is 1522 S.R., The City of Aluvia stands as the largest, most diverse, and most prosperous city in all of the world of Materis. Originally a farming village of the Elves, the city has more than quadrupled its size in the years since the Halflings, Humans, Dwarves and Abashi have claimed portions of it for their own. A steady truce has stood in the city until 3 weeks ago when an enormous portion of the Seawall that keeps the low-lying wards of the city dry and habitable suddenly disappeared. Millions of gallons of angry water swept in, completely covering one of the wards and laying waste to many others. Now every racial group and political organization is baring teeth, blaming the disaster on one another.