How to Play TriadCity
The TriadCity Players' Guide
History of the City
Unfortunately, much of our earliest history is unknown or, by scientific standards, obscured in myth. Modernist scholarship has shed much light on these problems; yet all conclusions must be provisional, and many are contentious.
Popular legend suggests there was at one time a global civilization, with advanced technology and great material prosperity, which was destroyed, or nearly so, through debilitating civil wars between forces aligned uncompromisingly Good or Evil. Indeed many of our most ancient religious records proclaim similar views, particularly in the Southern Third among followers of the Laughing God. While there is no conclusive historical evidence, there are intriguing archaeological artifacts seeming to support this point of view, perhaps the most impressive of which is, of course, the Origin Stone on Sanctuary Island.
However, scholarly, religious, and political consensus does not exist around these interpretations. Several major theories support widely divergent explanations.