Exalted: Tales of the Dreaming Sea
The Solars of the First Age carved the city Volivat out of the sea. Standing off the shore of the Doorstone Peninsula, the floor of the city rests a hundred fathoms below sea level, kept dry by an encircling dam and system of still-functioning pumps. Enormous spires rise above the dam, visible not merely from the city’s ring of docks, but from the shoreline miles away, where Volivat’s alchemists stimulate farms and orchards to unnatural verdancy.
An age ago, Volivat’s leaders flooded the city during the Great Contagion in an effort at quarantine, so that only the dam and the tops of the highest towers rose from the water like symmetrical islands. Nomads found the place years later and reactivated the pumps, reclaiming the city from the sea. Discovering relics and texts of the Exalted, they set out to recreate themselves in the image of the city’s founders.