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  • Scales

    A fishing neighborhood, where boats are built from scrap salvaged from abandoned buildings, and fisherman take to the waters of Dark Lake to gather in the river fish trapped there. The area is becoming reasonably prosperous as a result, since there are …

  • al Malik Quarter

    The preserve of the al Malik family since before the dome was established, this area was once a pleasant neighborhood of detached homes, parks and enclosures dedicated to the family. Servants lived in gated developments with plain but serviceable homes, …

  • Old Palace

    Home to the ancient patriarch of the al Malik family, Ariman, the Old Palace was once a wonder of Arad, possessed of vastly advanced technology and maintained by robotic means. Now all of that has failed, or been taken away to the New Palace, and only a …

  • New Palace

    Here is the heart of the noble house of al Malik, where almost all of them live and work. Many of the younger generation are scientists and mechanical engineers, devoted to maintaining the old tech that is strung throughout the New Palace. The building …

  • Carbon City

    A settlement populated almost entirely by serfs, ruled over equally by the al Malik and Decados who moved all the clients and servants into the area, removing any former inhabitants who were bothered by this action. The region is powered by the coal …

  • Noble Houses

    Within the Steel Web, all the five major houses are represented, though to varying degrees. The planet is technically dominated by [[House al Malik]], represented by Count Ariman who rules over the [[al Malik Quarter]]. They remain perhaps the strongest …

  • Shula bint Safiyyah

    Shula has never known the City of Arad without its dome of steel webbing. She was born to Safiyya al-Malik two and a half years after the dome descended. Her bright blonde hair at birth confirmed the family's suspicions that Tariq al-Malik, grandson of …

  • Ariman al Malik

    Deep into his second century, Ariman has decided within the last decade to hand over the leadership of his house to his oldest surviving son, Usman Bey. He retains, however, the title of Count, shared with his son, and it is uncertain how far back the …

  • Bernard Klemp

    Possessed of a library of thousands of books, he lived as a physicker in the Warrens. With help, he escaped the Warrens with many of his books, and is now serving the al Malik as a librarian.

  • Safiyyah al Malik

    Safiyya al-Aylon charmed (or stole) her way into Tariq al-Malik's heart over thirty years ago. Though Tariq still mourned the death of his first wife, Safiyya's adventuresome tales of other worlds enchanted him and drew him out of his years-long …