Ghosts of Fallen Stars (Iron Gods)
The Technic League is a group of arcanists and other lore-seekers obsessed with unlocking the mysteries of the Silver Mount, an ancient alien artifact that crashed long ago near the Numerian capital city of Starfall. Through influence over the nation’s ruler, the Black Sovereign Keltus-Kant, the Technic League also has strong influence over the laws, policies, and economy of Numeria.
Study and Control of Technology
Despite having complete access to the fabled alien starship known as the Silver Mount, the Technic League has only the faintest understanding of the incredible site. What little knowledge they have managed to garner has already granted them huge amounts of power within Numeria. Not only do these debased arcanists have great access to the incredibly valuable skymetal — particularly adamantine — that makes up the mountain, but they have also gained considerable political power within the region. With the help of the Technic League, the Black Sovereign gained complete control over Starfall and all of Numeria, and in return, the Technic League has forever gained his ear.
Silver Mount has been the source of countless strange artifacts through the years which the League has sought to catalog and tightly control for their own power and profit. Despite their best efforts, some artifacts have been smuggled out of the country and sold on foreign markets where they command extraordinary prices. Because of the destructive nature of many of these artifacts, Numerian technology has developed a deservedly dark and sinister reputation.
Members of the League go to great lengths to keep their findings secret, even hiring assassins to track down copies of the book “A Thread of Silver”, an early survey of the Silver Mount, and kill its owners.
Despite their strong influence in the cities of Starfall and Chesed, the Technic League is quite unpopular in other Numerian settlements, especially in the town of Iadenveigh in the nation’s south. Here devout followers of Erastil condemn the League’s pursuit of alien technologies as blasphemous, and subject anyone associated with the League, or simply carrying objects of their manufacture, to a quick, pro-forma trial and execution.