In a world torn apart by monsters, even the provinces of the great Perralin empire have little contact with each other. In the province of Rork however, the invention of the train has led to an unparalleled time of trade. The new trade has led to a clash of ideas never before experienced in this world. In order for Rork to be a shining beacon for the world, it will take a new generation of brilliant engineers, skilled soldiers, brave monster hunters, and crafty politicians. The clock is ticking. Will the new generation be ready?