From the introduction:
The world is full of death and danger, fights are brutal and can leave you scarred or crippled. Adventures may be undertaken for glory or a noble cause – or simply to afford to eat... But characters are heroes, their skills surpass most common men and they have the potential to change the course of history. Gritty realism doesn’t preclude an epic scale: Adventurers change the course of politics and war, intrigue and the wondrous works of magi.
Our inspirations are Conan and Elric, Logen Ninefingers and Nifft the Lean; Morgaine and Vanye, Fafhd and the Gray Mouser; Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the White Company and the Gentleman Bastards; El Cid, The Vikings and the Thirteenth Warrior.