I'm trying to get a feel for the (vague) history of "The Continent" as I begin preparing to start a (hopefully True 20)game set in this world. I've been reading and referencing the Pirate's Guide to Freeport for historical information about the continent, and I've skimmed the Bleeding Edge modules...but briefly. I have no access to them currently, but I would like to ask if anyone knows where I can find details (if any exist) on two topics:
1) The War of the Crowns: 1989 to 1994 (dates as given in the Pirate's Guide) Is there some more information on this somewhere? Just a little about locations of large battles or even an idea of where the "front" of this war might have been would be good. I get the feeling that I read something somewhere...but now I cant find it.
2)The "Broken Land" Another instance of "I think I read about this somewhere, but now I can't find much..." I'd like to know if there's some more info about this area I'd assume that it belongs to the holdings claimed by the Ivory Ports based on the map, but I'm wondering what kind of support the ports could lend to the inhabitants of this area if the spine of The Towers is imposed between the two. I'd almost say that this area was the major field of engagement in the War of the Crowns, but its not really in between Hexworth and Iovan....
Anyway, I'd love to hear some other opinions from folks who have studied on this a little, used The Continent in their games, or maybe even written for the company....
(timemrick I know you loves some Freeport...what do you think?)