Machines of War
Golgotha is a world torn apart by an ancient war. The evidence of this war litters the land in the form of remains of giant mechs and robots. Golgotha is one of 5 moons of a much larger gas giant in a solar system with 12 planets.
Peoples and Races
There are many different kinds of people inhabiting Golgotha today. These include Formica, Humans, Pangolins, Hopkin and possibly others. Each race is quite different and has a great deal of diversity among them. They all seem to have developed separately on different land masses but have begun to discover each other and interact. There are also many nations that claim land on Golgotha. These include the Awker Empire, the Formica Super Colony, and The Temple of the Venerated
The geography of Golgotha is defined by the ancient war. The cities are built in ruins, there are mountains created from the remains of mechs, valleys are carved from ancient weapons. The terrain does vary greatly though. There are mountains, forests, deserts, and grasslands. In each of these biomes the destroyed mechs cover the land. In the desert giant automaton sink into the sand, islands are formed out of the metal hulls of war machines, mechanical beasts cling to the sides of mountains. Before the war there was 1 large continent and a few large islands. The war tore the land apart and separated the continent into 4 large land masses.
Other Notable Locations
The Deadlands(Think of better name for this crap): This area was heavily affected by the fighting. Much of the land has been destroyed in this region and what remains is irradiated, barren, hostile and full of anomalies. No one is known to live in these areas and they can be incredibly dangerous. Sometimes expeditions will venture into the Deadlands. The expeditions rarely make it back out but when they do, they return with some amazing technologic marvels.
There are some prominent cities and ruined cities sprinkled throughout Golgotha.
Icarus City: This is a city that has developed out of the crashed remains of a colony ship. Even though most of the systems are not functioning many people still live within it. They continue to use many of the living quarters, life support systems, and farms on the ship. Despite many people living in the ship there are still areas of the craft that are uninhabited. Many of the engine rooms and other vital ship sections are incredibly hazardous because of poisons or radiation. People do not go to those sections of the ship.
Rise: This is a floating city that is still inhabited by humans. It is composed of several floating cylinders above a small mountain. The people are somewhat reclusive but are known for their use and mastery of technology.
The Technolysis was the largest defining event in the history of Golgotha.
Before The Technolysis
The world before the Technolysis was vastly different than what it is today. Golgotha was suppose to be a Garden of Eden created from technology and science. The ancient peoples had technology to control everything, even the weather. They lived easy lives just working on their next advance or their next breakthrough. Ancient people would come from all over the universe to visit and study on Golgotha. Eventually, war came to Golgotha though. It is claimed to be because of a super weapon that was being developed on Golgotha. The battle at Golgotha was incredibly large. At the end of this battle an event called The Technolysis occurred. All the large war machines were destroyed, cities went dark, and even basic devices were useless.
After the Technolysis
After The Technolysis almost everything on Golgatha was destroyed. Buildings were destroyed, lives were lost, and the land was covered in anomalies. Even the continent was ripped asunder. Cities lied in ruins, mechs fell motionless, and few people remained alive. Slowly people began to rebuild. They founded new towns and began forming smaller societies. Eventually, The Temple of the Venerated was founded and began spreading across Golgotha. Around this time the Formica also began forming their first colonies and the Pangolins began their trade networks.