The fictional playground that I have created is the city-state Pentapolis of the Valley, a dark urban fantasy setting combination of: my reality of Upstate New York, and my fantasy life imagined in New York City, London, and San Francisco.
The world that Pentapolis exists in is a combination of my fears and aesthetics. The social ills of Pentapolis are rooted in inequity and isolationism, dressed in Victorian and Gilded Age construction.
Pentapolis of the Valley is located on the eastern coast of the United States, in the Hudson River Valley. Pentapolis is a conglomerate of five cities, whose combined varied economic and political resources to form a powerful city-state, after an ecological disaster: The Genesis Revolution. During that time, a large monolith emerged from Uuru, disrupting the fragile electromagnetic s igniting a new apocalyptic religion
I populated Pentapolis with characters based upon friends, who were then mixed with celebrity and historical facts. I constructed the aloof Dorian Iacchus, the person I pretended to be and dreamt I could present.
In Pentapolis of the Valley, I constructed a world where scenarios and ideas can become thought exercises, followed through to their conclusion.