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Chapter 1 - Spark and Shadow: http://fav.me/d9jqbs7 (6 parts)
A city located on the banks of the Omerd River. Surrounded by rural districts, the city is mostly isolated from the rest of the country, though the large harbour is an important stop on any ship's journey into or out of the heart of the nation.
The city's main business district is surrounded by residential districts - a vast, dark, densely-populated warren of apartment buildings to the south and west, inhabited by Tryslum's lower classes, and a more open, well-tended district for the middle and upper class citizens in the north. To the east, close to the river and docks, the city's industrial area sprawls across the former countryside, a mess of black and silver.
The Comet Incident
One summer night, a golden comet of unknown origin appeared without warning in the skies above Tryslum and exploded into a billion tiny shards, raining down upon the city