~ Hugh MacDiarmid
Stagnation mires the illustrious Royal Society: innovation has faltered, secrets are known and magical real estate claimed, and enemies wiped off the board except for the Seers of the Throne. Entrenched Ministries and complacent Magisters permitted a detente lasting thirty years. Change is sacrificed for a few more years of waning glory and prestige in the shadow of the Pax Alba, a peace that cannot last. Stagnation only lasts so long, and Edinburgh's impending doom is a foregone conclusion for the Awakened.
All that remains is when.
Mages of all Paths and Orders await the pivotal moment when the golden age will finally fall and wash away all they have ever known.