It is the golden age of technology
Arcania Sanctum, the jewel of knowledge on the frozen lands of the north, has entered a new era in its glorified history. Steam engine has replaced many utilities, steel constructs were made, steam train has travelled the land.
But on every progress, there are always imbalance, Arcania, has history of arcane running deep on its soil, they feared that the technology will taint the balance between the two.
And so progress has to be controlled.
Or there might be someone using these technology for a darker deed.