Ironworks is set in the world of Gaia amidst a revolution, not of government but of industry, commerce and agricultural. For the first time in history people are leaving the farms to work in the city and the increase of transportation as rail lines are laid down between cities. As wealth and food surplus grew, so did the wealth and populations of nations grew new venture capital have appeared. However at the same time this industrial revolution has brought about strife and controversy as unrest occur about labors losing their jobs to machines, the unethical treatment of the under privilege and the slowly fading away of traditions.