Earthdawn Core Rules (1e)
Before science¸ before history¸ there was an Age of Legend -- and Legends never truly die... For years¸ the Name-givers -- those races gifted with the ability to Name¸ and shape the very magic of the world -- were forced to live in underground citadels known as kaers¸ while malevolent creatures from astral space¸ so terrible they could only be called Horrors¸ ravaged their world. The time of hiding has passed. Now¸ the Name-givers have returned¸ and reclaimed their place in the world. The fight is not over. The Horrors still linger in this world -- in the cities and ruins lost during the Scourge. A corrupt Empire seeks to reclaim its provinces¸ and Name-givers with dark ambitions seek to set themselves up as the new power in the absence of the Empire. In this Age of Legend¸ only heroes can stand against the soul-rending power of the Horrors¸ and the dark machinations of those corrupt with power. Become these brave souls¸ and roleplay in Earthdawn¸ the Age of Legends.