Tephra, above all else, is a steampunk world. Its technologies are often grounded upon Victorian principles, but the scientists of Tephra have taken things further. Much, much further. Airships now fill the skies, trains haul resources across the vastness of the continent, automatons mine minerals and act as bodyguards, alchemists create liquids and substances that both heal and destroy, and even more misunderstood sciences are coming out of the shadows like bio-flux and essence manipulation.