The Gathering is set in the Lorien Trust's "Erdreja" setting. Characters are divided into NPC-led factions and guilds, allowing the GMs to direct the politics of the game. Linear side-adventures are also run.
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- Nathan Hook, "The Children of Treasure Trap: History and Trends of British Live Action Role-Play". In Playground Worlds: Creating and Evaluating Experiences of Role-Playing Games, Solmukohta (2008), p 73.
- Hook (2008), p. 74.