Arcanum 1780: A New World
Deep in the Haudenosaunee Protectorate, the pristine wilderness is broken up by the industrial town of Detroit, built around the former french fortress Pontchartrain du deTroit. Sitting along a straight that separates Lake Erie from Lake St.Clair, Detroit is well suited as a trading post along the Great Lakes, and a major hub for Air Ship travel. The location of Detroit makes it the perfect border-town to mix the people of New Britain and the Haudenosaunee Protectorate into a hub of natives, outdoorsmen, merchants and soldiers.
Fort Pontchartrain is infamous as the garrison that developed the cross-training between The British elite military tradition and the Iroquois strategic guerrilla warfare that led to the birth of the Royal Rangers, and it is no secret that young soldiers seeking to be stationed in Fort Pontchartrain are looking for an edge to get them into the Rangers.
Besides the booming fur and lumber trade, bustling port and bristling fort, Detroit is also an major industrial center, cranking out furnaces, stove-pipes and other iron-goods for trade with the Haudenosaunee, and with more factories sprouting up all of the time, some fear it won’t be long before the buildings of Detroit are stained as black as those of Philadelphia.