An Empire In Flames
The Empire in Flames is a homebrew setting running with the Iron Heroes D20 ruleset, which emphasizes the heroics of the character rather than a variety of magical trinkets and go-to spells. By de-emphasizing magical spells and abilities, it allows for a variety of classes with more focused aesthetics and class features with a wider range of abilities.
The setting of the Empire of Flames is the Emerald Archipelago, largely focused on the continent of Crownhaven. The titular Empire has existed for several centuries, lead by a succession of Emperors who acted to advance civilization and the reach of the Empire at home and abroad. However, the latest Emperor was assassinated without an heir, an opportunity the four Regents have taken as an advantage, each vying for the throne against one another. However, their continued conflicts are taking a tremendous toll on the Empire. This is not helped by the ever-expanding corruption within the Empire itself, unchecked by any higher authorities. This has subsequently lead in a reduction of a military presence without the outer provinces, a fact the barbarian tribes have taken advantage of to strike against their enemy.