"The frontier city of Nova Mephista gained it's independence less than a decade ago, declaring itself Free of the City State of Python after a long and bloody labor strike. Since that time, the city has thrived under an uneasy alliance of Pfung bosses and Aether Barons, and has become a symbol of hope for Free Men, and for those who would be Free.
However, the Dark Yogis have eyes unblinking, and many fear it is only a matter of time before the coils of Python again engulf the city. Rumors haunt the night, strange tales of serpents who walk as men, of Bone Men hiding in plain sight, and of the Moustacchio Demoniac restored (though this last only in whispers, for Asmodeus has jealous ears).
Evil gossip is part and parcel to the adventurer's trade, and Nova Mephista is short on neither. New faces pass through the city every day, skin burnt by the Radium Desert, or frostbitten by the cruel winds of the Hammers of Hastur, eyes forever changed by The Weirding. They ride through the East Gate at dawn, only to be carried in a coffin through the West Gate at dusk."
-from An Enumeration of Acheron by Trep LeFletch,
Pennanggalan Press (publication date unknown)