|Year length (PST)||3 years|
|Day length (PST)||48 hours|
Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 464
Daimalko is a rocky world of rocky mountains, steep basins, and the ruins of two once-great civilisations.
Long ago, the colossi existed as mere legends, and daily life focused on the war between two empires: Volkaria, a psychic confederacy, and Ykarth, which claimed divine mandate from the empyreal lord Duellona. Two centuries ago, the war was halted by a month-long global calamity called the Awakening: earthquakes reverberated, oceans evaporated, plants withered and colossi awakened. Most Daimalkans died during the Awakening or were killed by rampaging colossi afterwards.
The survivors of the cataclysm were forced underground into caverns called the Refuge. Volkarians and Ykarthans alike had to put aside nationalism for survival. As the refugee settlements grew, the Guardians emerged, claimed to be able to magically steer colossi, and have led small aboveground villages for 50 years.
The colossi that have continued to rampage across Daimalko since the Awakening are gargantuan, horrific beasts. Although most of the gray-skinned Damais have been forced underground, there continue to be Volkarian and Ykarthan holdouts that threaten to destabilise the Refuge. Orbiting ships sometimes receive distress calls from the ruins of cities, but they are never answered planetside. Underground settlements have also reported attacks by skinless, eyeless creatures, causing some Damais to oppose all contact with outsiders in fear of triggering a second Awakening.