The Industrial Age started more than 40 years ago when a young man named Gilbert Bates invented the steam engine. The years that followed saw a great advance in technology: electric lamps, steam train, pistols, modern medicine, better metallurgical techniques and so on. The most industrial city in all Arcanum, Tarant, is a brilliant example of what technology can do. With a decor similar to the Victorian-Age London, Tarant is home to the Industrial Counsil, and is the only city in Arcanum with an underground steam-train (i.e. subway system).