The Red Hand
Rusk is one of the most important city-states in the western half of Lyria’ main continent. Nestled in the mountains it is a relatively inhospitable place that breeds stoic men. The source of its power is its heavy industry supported by the many mines it controls.
Previously your typical aristocracy-led community, all that changed with the advent of the jacks, animated machines controlled by the city’s dilithium, an arcane mineral found only in the nearby mountains. Originally used to help production, it didn’t take long before the city repurposed the machines for war, creating warjacks. Unfortunately for the self-entitled nobles, the warjacks proved to be an equalizing factor, putting power in the hands of the workers and foremen who had been the first to learn how to use jacks. The revolution was swift and brutal.
Today, Rusk is led by a citizen committee and it tries to export its revolution to other lands.