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An unbiased account of the history and geopolitical structure of the Empire and its neighbours.

By Professor Cyril Sneakwit

Dear Reader,

You hold in your hands perhaps the most comprehensive and brilliant of my pamphlets available for public consumption. Thus very possibly the very greatest of works that you, an ignorant, uneducated bumpkin are likely to ever encounter in your short superstitious life.

Of course with my enlightened understanding of the average imperial peon, I find it unlikely indeed that you have even bothered to open my pamphlet at all. The vast majority of my sales will no doubt be due to the yokels who need something fashionable to burn come sede vacante. So to those whove gotten this far, I sure some congratulations are in order and Im almost positive your mother

Well lets not go into what I think of your mother shall we?

Anyways, to business! In this pamphlet I shall endeavour to educate you somewhat above the level of the average peasant that makes up the building blocks of the great human monument to futility that is the empire by bravely attempting to describe its history and geopolitical structure in simple enough phrases that even your mother can understand

Oh very well

YOU! BUMPKIN! LIVE IN BIG COUNTRY! BIG COUNTRY CALLED EMPIRE! EMPIRE VERY OLD! VERY BIG! WANT LEARN MORE? I TEACH!