Welcome to the city that's about to become your new home! Svenfur is the city that's home to Mars On The Rise. Settle in, and enjoy. :)
Welcome to Svenfur
Everyone says that their city is the one
people come to in order to seek their fortune. Everyone says their city
is the one with roads paved of gold.
Svenfur is not one of these
cities. Although situated on the coast, it is a city of industry,
driven by the grinding gears of innovation. Or so they would have you
believe. It is more a place where great ideas come to and are
transformed into something completely different.
On the edges of
the city, even in the more upmarket areas, are the wheels that grind out
these ideas, one after the other. Huge churning factories which belch
soot and smoke into the air, decorating everything close by in a dull
hue of grey. God forbid if you live beside one of these places in the
nicer areas; your house would be worth next to nothing, an eyesore and
But no, you live in the penthouse suites of the
Grand Hotel, over looking the sea. Before you is the pier, a green steel
structure rising from the sea, a place of contradictions. It is a
stretch of bawdy dance halls and games, a place where the rich go to
pretend that they are not rich and where the poor go to begin their
evening of singing, dancing and pretending they are not poor. You may
have walked along the boards of the pier. You may have taken in the
bright lights and the clashing smells of sickly sweet and sea salty
food. You may even have stopped to listen to a young man playing his
trade beside the railings.
Stretching before you is the wide
promenade of Sea View Road. Unlike most thoroughfares in the city, it is
kept clean, the usual layer of dirt nothing more than a memory. Along
it dance delicately twisting gas lamps, flames held high to light the
paths of those who come and go. Rambling along the spacious roads are
the usual assortment of horse drawn cabs, trams and brightly coloured
twin decked omnibuses. Mingling with the various forms of transport are
the small, steam powered walkers, clunking devices which resemble
headless horses and are probably more expensive to keep.
Welcome to Svenfur Part 2.