Today’s setting is an Iron Age setting with Gunpowder technology set in a Dystopian Horror.
Alexander’s soldiers and men scoured the corners of the earth in search for artifacts while the young general set out to conquer the known world. Each time a new people was found little parts of their culture was rolled into Alexander’s view of the world, whether he borrowed bits of their mythology, their social structure, or their technology. Alexander was poised to bring into being the most powerful and most advanced civilization since Atlantis before his untimely death.
However, all of that knowledge, all of that science and alchemy, and all of that technology came at a terrible price. In their hubris, the general’s men had not listened to the guardians of ancient cairns and temples in the far corners of the world. These people were the protectors of many, keeping ancient evil at bay and making sure it still slumbered. With their warnings unheeded, the ages-old wards were broken and the evil was set loose upon the world.