460 years ago the Mousari Tribe has been founded in Kingshaven
(now known as Queenshaven) by a small group of 250 mouse folk. The eldest got elected to rule, and the tribe members were assigned to operational groups.
About 300 years later the 2nd Boresian War between dwarves, elves, and humans began. In four years of war, even Kingshaven could not escape destruction and famine, the size of the Tribe got almost cut in half. Using all their courage and wit the Mousari ended the war by stealing and placing battle plans of the different war parties strategically.
In over 140 years the Tribe regenerated and lived a good life until a devastating fire destroyed the whole city. Too many houses, too tightly packed together, nothing was left after the fire. All inhabitants had to flee into nearby regions, the Mousari
did not have that much luck and many were just too slow. After many weeks outside the ruins of the city, the remaining Mousari reassembled and sent out scouts to find a new home.
A long, cold winter killed many of them until finally in the new year the scouts came back with a new place: Bridgeport. Packing up all their belongings the Tribe immediately left, using the next ship that arrived with material for Queenshaven's reconstruction.
600 Mousari exited the ship in Holinda
and immediately started marching down the 14 miles to Bridgeport. Unknown predators from the woods attacked the group, causing 50 deaths among the Mousari.
Finally, the Mousari arrived in Bridgeport and moved into the locations found by the scouts. Bridgeport got officially declared the new home of the Mousari Tribe and the Tribe defined the current year as year one of the Era of Reconstruction. The tribe eldest died during the declaration due to exhaustion and excitement, making the Tribe replace the Ruling of the Eldest by Ruling of the Strongest (in body and will).
Within the next 8 years, the Tribe grew significantly, many mouse families spreading out into Bridgeport County
. Soon more Mousari lived outside the city than inside.
With the beginning of the 3rd Boresian War, food in the city became rare and almost all Mousari moved to relatives outside the city. After the war, only a small number of Mousari moved back to Bridgeport.
One year later, masses of melting snow flooded one of the large Mousari home areas close to Bridgeport harbour, making it unusable for several months.
The Mousari know a little bit more about the cause of the fire and Cimmerius Shade
's involvement, but they kept it a secret until now. They are trying to find help getting justice for the tribe members that died in the fire.