Setting – Trickerion


The tale of Dahlgaard the Magnificent is entwined with Magoria, a sleepy town at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Even as Dahlgaard first showed up on its cobblestone streets as a penniless youngster performing closeup magic, there was something about his incredible tricks that left his audience breathless. In just a few years, his almost unnatural talent far exceeded that of the greatest illusionists of his time, and he would become known as Dahlgaard the Magnificent – a living legend.

After years of traveling the world with his performances, Dahlgaard returned to Magoria, bringing glory and prosperity to his hometown. He donated a fortune to various construction projects, including the Grand Magorian and Magnus Pantheon theaters, turning Magoria into the Capital of Illusion. The town council honored Dahlgaard with a statue downtown that depicted him with his lucky charm: an amber-shaded stone that he claimed to have had since the beginning. Dahlgaard wanted Magoria to witness the culmination of his life’s work: a grandiose performance in the Magnus Pantheon, ending in a breathtaking disappearing act that had him vanish without a trace – seemingly forever.

Forty years have passed since. One night, Magoria’s four most talented rival magicians received a mysterious invitation that led them to the Magnus Pantheon. There, they met no other than the living embodiment of the magician’s statue downtown: Dahlgaard himself. He revealed to them his greatest secret, kept hidden for decades: his childhood discovery of a glowing amber crystal on a stone pedestal in an underground cave, which he named Trickerion. The stone slowly changed him and granted him almost supernatural luck, speed and dexterity, leading him to become the greatest magician of his time. Dahlgaard then revealed that the small, radiant fragment enclosed in their invitation was indeed a piece of the Trickerion stone, which he had shattered to invite the magicians for a final competition. The winner would take on Dahlgaard’s legacy to restore Magoria’s former glory, receiving his entire fortune and the remaining pieces of the Trickerion stone.

Thus began the tale of Trickerion, and the competition that ensued will challenge – and change –  the magicians in ways they never imagined.