We begin our tale in Tartell, a booming city in the once-great empire of Burgayia. Tartell is a human settlement, though they're used to seeing all sorts come through. Tartell has a reputation for being the most corrupt city in all of Burgayia. Things such as prostitution, slavery, gambling and vandalism are, while technically illegal, easily dismissed by the local constable as he stuffs coins in his pocket. Some people live their entire lives in the throes of Tartell, never venturing past the city gates. Despite news of various dark happenings far away, most denizens believe that nothing can be worse than living in the filth of Tartell… And many believe that it will never be better.