The pavements, streets, houses and public buildings are all made of beautiful quartz, Rose Quartz for the public buildings and Milkey Quartz for the rest.The worst a fire can do is kill a few people and burn all the furniture in a house, so there is no danger of the city burning down, but there is a price to pay for such a safe and beautiful city...

Even after many centuries, the quartz that the city is made of is magicly radioactive and reacts with people's feelings, sparking off cantrips and, if the feelings of a certain person are strong enougth, fireballs and even worse. The grief for a person who has died may be enougth to bring him or her back as an, often evil, undead creature. People have accidently killed each other with magic.And anybody who is a wizard or witch, finds their powers greatly enhanced within the city limits.

After numerous magical accidents and a few magical murders, the City Council cracked down hard. Nearly all cities have quite strict laws about spellcasting within them, but here the laws have become draconic. A first offense, if no real damage is done, is normally pardoned with a fine. For a second offense the caster of the forbidden magic is made to wear an enchanted collar for a fixed time period.This damps down the magic in that person, but wearing it for more then 24 hours will sap the person's will.

For a third offense the person is locked up in chains and placed in the collar until he or she is no more then a zombie with no will left.Zombies are made to publicly work at the hardest and/or dirtiest tasks until they fall apart, as a warning to everybody else.

Because a person's feelings often cause cantrips, the showing of any strong feelings, or at least of any strong negative feelings, is frowned upon by society and by the laws of the city.Mourners are banished until their mourning period is over, whilst showing anger is seen as a criminal offense.Those who cannot conform end up being turned into zombies.

Because of the magic within the city, a major industry is the making of wizard's staves,wands, crystal balls and other items which are a lot better then those made elsewhere.

Plot Hooks-Have the PC's enter the city without knowing of the magical radiation. Trouble will soon happen...

The PC's have to rescue someone from the city prison before he or she is turned into a mindless zombie...

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