Also called the Clockwork Nation: Originally grass lands, Zephiem was bulldozed to make way for an industrial city, the largest of which Clash has ever seen. Zepheim is constantly expanding, taking stone from smaller surrounding islands to make itself bigger. Because Zepheim is expanding so much, most of the internal earth of Zephiem was removed, making the island unstable. Civic engineers fear that the island will collapse if pace on expansion is not slowed. The exterior of Zephiem is covered in metal, bronze, iron, and copper. Factories and long, tall buildings for housing are very prevalent. Zephiem is ruled by an oligarchy called “The Think Tank”. New members of the Think Tank are elected every 5 years. Zephiem is Clash’s sole producer of firearms, and black powder weapons. They are far ahead in technology and medicine, but choose to remain neutral in most conflicts that break out between the primary islands and other lesser islands, selling equipment and weapons to both sides. The people of Zephiem, called Zepherites, are well educated and clever. Zepherites can sometimes seem snooty and proud, and anyone who isn’t educated is less then dirt. Many times an Zepherite will try to talk their way out of a situation, but when they can’t beware that hidden dangers lurk below their cloths. Zepherites specialize in hidden weapons, and even the most meek zepherite could be armed to the teeth without a soul knowing.
Core Heart: Essier- Also known as “The Forgotten One”. Essier is Neutral Good. Essier may control the general workings of his island, but most people on Zepheim have forgotten about him or ignore him. They find the sudo-deity to be “Something from a Bygone Age”. Because the island itself has grown unstable, Essier has begin to show signs of his own mental decay. He desperately wants his inhabitants to understand what precisely they are doing to their home, and what will happen should the island fall into the Vortex. His trademark is a Jack Knife, some times found by excavators just before a major catastrophe as a warning.