Once home of the great Steel Wardens, now a shadow of its former self
"Even though I was born in Nouvemond, it was Edgemourn my true home, and the Wardens my family. Those were good days when the town and the order were on the peak of their glory."
The Fort Edgemourn was built to protect the Kingdom of Archana of invaders coming from the east. While it failed to fulfill its objective once, it has never again met the same destiny. In due time a town grew behind the walls of Edgemourn to provide a better living for those in the watch, but after so many battles and destruction, the town is now nothing but a shadow of its former self.
Despite the new strict ruler, Edgemourn has been mostly left to sort its own problems by itself, as the population number has been dwindling by the year and no real serious matter has happened since the day of this change.
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But as the good days came thanks to the Wardens, they were also gone with them. In the year 480, the war ended, and in 485 the Steel Wardens were disbanded, bringing down the whole reason for the town to exist. Since then, most of the population left Edgemourn to live in the bigger cities where there was hope for a better future.
Soon later, the place was revisited in order to build the Fort Edgemourn, a wall that would help protect the kingdom while ensuring the best safety for the watch. While the walls of Edgemourn did hold the enemy for some time, the day eventually came when the Artalgnian Empire was able to make a successful siege, take the fort and then proceed to conquer the entire kingdom.
After Archana conquered back its independence, that was when Edgemourn made its reputation. The Resistance's Steel Wardens were tasked of protecting the border, and so they made a base at Fort Edgemourn. A small settlement eventually grew around the fort to provide a better living place to the Wardens and their families, and then it was officially recognized as a town, instead of only a military base. While those walls were never breached again, the town earned quite a few scars from the battles, as enemy fire would sometimes go over the walls and hit the houses.
But those days have ended together with the war. A mysterious pact of non-aggression was made with Artalgne, and that rendered the Wardens useless. A few years later they were disbanded and every reason for the people to stay there was gone. In time, the town's population diminished to the point it is but a ruined village. Most of the buildings are abandoned and in shambles, with only a small part of the place still inhabited.
The houses, on the other hand, aren't as well made as the walls. Due to their size, heavy siege machines could still destroy them, even if they were heavily fortified. For this reason, they are made of stone (since wood would be too easy to burn), but with practicality in mind, so any Earth-user could rebuild them after an attack.