The UK setting of Magic. A Rough Guide: A place we recognise
The UK setting of Magic. A Rough Guide is very much like the UK of today; with a few significant exceptions; the return of individuals with the ability to make magic being the primary difference.
The CERN incident not only brought magic back into the world, it also eradicated all radio and wireless communications. The world no longer has television, radio, WiFi or satellite communications; even TV remote controls don’t work. The only forms of communication are now through wired networks; cable TV, wired internet and wired telephones.
The UK mainland is isolated: Aside from helicopter flights to the oil rigs in the North Sea and Irish Sea, there are no flights of any sort. Train services are restricted. Britain has become self-sufficient, this is in main because of the supernatural creatures that live in the seas. The sea reavers attack any vessel. It is believed the pollution around the oil rigs keep the monsters away.
The UK setting of Magic. A Rough Guide: Reavers
Another threat are the ‘reavers’ which come out at midnight and disappear just before sunrise. These creatures will only eat those humans and animals that make eye contact with them. Animals somehow know this and mostly survive the packs of reavers that prowl the cities and countryside at night. Reavers are classified into ‘Reavers’ that prowl the land, Sea Reavers, and Sky Reavers who prefer the countryside. Farmers and villagers report being disturbed by screeches and the flaps of leathery wings coming from the sky during the night. Many homes have taken to burning fires at night – the smoke aids in keeping sky reavers away from their homes.