Restorers of the True Death
The House Orien operated Lightning Rail is an international, magical train line connecting many of the major cities throughout Khorvaire. In many ways, the Lightning Rail resembles and functions like trains of the Old West, but instead of following along rails, the Lightning Rail follows a path of conductor stones. The conductor stones, magical creations of House Cannith, are placed along the ground forming a set pathway on which the Lightning Rail Carriages, whose undersides are also clad in conductor stones, travel at high speeds across Khorvaire. The conductor stone, however, do not produce propusion, but merely repulsion. The forward movement of the Lightning Rail Carriage itself is provided by an elemental bound to it. The Lightning Rail is given its name because of the crackling energy created when an elemental-bound coach passes over a conductor stone.
Rail passengers may choose from three levels of accommodations. The poor passengers receive a hard uninviting bench in the steerage section as their only accommodation. The standard and most frequently purchased passage includes a seat, a modest meal, and a bunk in a sleeper car. For a bit more one might ride first class and enjoy cushioned seats, fine meals, full-sized sleeping arraignments, and a full wait staff at ones beck and call. Beyond this there is also the ability to attach ones own privately-owned car to the train. This comes at no insignificant price for attaching the car and using the rail, not to mention acquiring and maintaining the car in the first place.
In addition to the passenger cars, every train is roughly one third cargo cars which transport food, grain, other merchandise and even livestock.