Kingdom of Thaur
Rivalled only by Red Crest's cultural revolution, the birth of the Kingdom of Thaur was the most notable and immediate big-scale consequence of the cataclysm known as the High Rust.
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The raise of Goldwaste on Merthiornisland, which was previously known with the name of her predecessor country, the Kingdom of Merthiorn. Merthiorn was a wealthy, long-standing small empire, which controlled not only its own island but also the northern islands of Red Crest. In 2961 E.Alz, the Queen of Merthiorn, Tesel, declared finished the construction of the City of Goldwaste, a wealthy, naturally well-defended city surrounded by mountains. As per the traditions of the archipelago before the Rust, a city on such a literally high and remote place was considered a symbol of extremely high status, and over the years, most of the rich and noble from Merthiorn moved there.
The fall of Goldwaste on MerthiornWhen the High Rust came and went, destroying everything that raised or lived too high over the land, Goldwaste was, naturally, completely wrecked. Tesel was the first casualty of a country's governor, making her death the event that marked the end of the Era of Alzufhars and the start of the Era of Rust. But, while queens can be replaced (and this was very much what happened), Merthiorn was left not only queenless but also wiped clean of almost all of the wealthy, the noble folk, and the military. A good chunk of the surviving organizations was left headless, the island almost defenceless, and the people started becoming desperate to find new leaders.
The coming of the guardianCity of Birdland and specialized on hunting and trading meats and hides, and eventually expanding to the importing and exporting of goods with other islands. While Chariot, the owner, was badly disfigured by the Rust, he survived it and his business was able to continue working. Almost two months after the death of Tesel, one of Chariot's merchants called Naelin was supposed to go back to the ship for dinner time after a break during a trading spree through Ruh's towns, but he was late. After several hours, he finally reached the ship, carrying in his arms a small and seemingly injured tetsu cub. This immediately threw the crew into a panic, as it was well known that any tetsu, even a baby (especially a baby) both instinctively hated societarians, and could make a call of help that would make all tetsus that hear it come to kill the source of danger. The crew wanted to immediately flee and leave Naelin behind, but he insisted that the tetsu was not aggressive and, much to their incredulity, they could easily see that it was true: It was fully conscious and seemed perfectly happy to be resting on the arms of a societarian. The crew, still afraid and even enraged about the whole potentially mortal deal, agreed on allowing Naelin to follow them on the rest of the trading voyage trough Ruh, taking quite a good amount of precautions to ensure that the cub would not go into a rage and provoke the massacre of an entire village. After several days in which Naelin took care of the cub's wounds, the crew could clearly see that it not only had no intention of calling for tetsu aid against the societarians but also that he seemed to have bonded to Naelin and followed him everywhere as a bonded pet or small children would. The tetsu was called Dinner after the meal he interrupted, and Naelin explained to the crew that he found Dinner accidentally, while he was trying to hunt some local critters to have some exotic food, and stumbled very close upon a big Doisu who had just killed Dinner's mother and was about to do the same to the cub. He said he instinctively shot an arrow at the doisu which, already hurt by the battle with the adult tetsu, fled the scene. Naelin and Dinner were reluctantly allowed to make the voyage back to the port of Birdland and by the moment they arrived, the crew had already gone from wary, to feeling a strong sense of security from having such a creature as an ally instead of a mortal enemy. Convincing the inhabitants of the city of the same would have been an almost impossible task on normal days. However, the survivors of Merthiorn were desperate for any kind of defence to throw themselves behind...
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