A fantasy adventure in magic-touched renaissance Italy
It is the turn of the 15th Century, and the world has entered a golden age of art, invention, and architecture. This veritable renaissance of literature and learning in Europa is suddenly thrown into overdrive when a chosen few begin displaying preternatural abilities. Torn between the age’s burgeoning love of science and the dark promises of magic, Europa has become a powder-keg of clockwork and sorcery.
Elena Lucciano doesn’t care about increasing mankind’s knowledge or exploring the mysterious workings of magic. Even though she has magic potential, as is evidenced by her spirit-companion that no one else can see, Elena doesn’t have high ambitions. All she wants is for her mother to be proud of her, for her teacher to accept her, and to become one of the best artists in all of Italoza, content to ignore all thoughts of science and magic.
Unfortunately for Elena, the tides of invention and magic are sometimes not content to ignore those who ignore them…
Note: While there are explicit interludes in Twisted Cogs, these interludes are contained in their own section of the site, and the story reads perfectly well if one chooses to skip them.