The Lambent fields are a venue in the southern portion of Dessanedi.
Background[edit | edit source]
A shimmering wasteland. A business venture. A burial ground of the new gods. A sacred place of ancient worship and death. Depending on who you talk to, the Lambent Fields are all of those things and more.
Bordering the westernmost edge of the Clock of Kala, the Lambent Fields are more than 100 miles across and potentially just as deep (or deeper). The surface area is covered in multicolored dust that shines in the dimmest light. Enterprising individuals collect the dust and sell it to those who can afford it. The wealthy use the dust as decor for buildings, clothing, and their bodies.
Buried deep beneath the shimmering earth, however, is something of greater value, but no one can figure out what it is or, perhaps more important, what to do with it. Layers upon layers of metallic creations fill the earth, a numenera boneyard, ripe for the taking - or it would be if not for the political tensions running rampant in the nearby city of Picalah. The city has long claimed jurisdiction over the Lambent Fields and stationed a standing army around its borders to keep poachers away from the valuable materials. Businesses with the appropriate papers were allowed to send specially trained individuals called yarders to mine the fields as long as they tithed their proper percentage to the city.
Everything changed when a yarder unearthed the intact body of a giant mechanical creature. It had three heads and multiple limbs and would've stood at least three times taller than the average human. The creature bore symbols along its many limbs, and within two of its appendages were objects. The first was a ceramic bowl inscribed with similar markings. The second was what appeared to be a type of stone game piece, possibly an ancient die, bearing pictograms in its sides.
References[edit | edit source]
- Cook, Monte, et al. “The Beyond.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 183. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-77-3