History and LoreEdit
The city's history can be traced back to the 200s. When the Highland Army first started its invasions of the region, led by Maroux Blight, the autonomous Muse rebuffed the attacks with the leadership and strength of General Jowston. He was heralded as a hero ever since, and important functions of the State were named after him, such as the Jowston Alliance, Jowston Hill, and the city-states themselves. His virtues were often used as a symbol of unity and perseverance for the allies.
The first mayor of Muse was a man named Revier, who set the foundation for the city to become a powerhouse within the former Kingdom of Dunan. Years later, after the fall of the Dunan Monarchy, Muse became the capital of the new Jowston Alliance.
In the year SY 280, Muse started to recruit and train various knights in order to combat Highland's military. These elite warriors were known as the Matilda Knights and were given their own land and financial support. In the year SY 294, the Matilda Knights become independent and form their own domain in the northern Muse region.
The year SY 314 saw the Jowston Alliance formed at Jowston Hill in Muse City, thus marking Muse as the capital of the new City-States of Jowston.
In western Muse, Grand Leaf Academy was built in the year SY 362 to help further increase the number of jobs, as well as attract more people from outside the country. The academy was located in Greenhill. Eleven years later, in SY 373, Greenhill gained its independence. It wasn't until the year SY 392 that the Grand Leaf Academy was reformed and thus renamed New Leaf Academy.
In the year SY 428, Highland invaded the region and easily brought it under control. This is when the hero Genkaku emerged and used brilliant tactics to reclaim the lost lands. The area of Kyaro was lost to Highland in a duel between Genkaku and Han Cunningham.
It wasn't until Darel's daughter, Anabelle, took over in office that Muse was at the pinnacle of its success. There was trade that existed within Muse that stretched as far south as Kanakan and as far west as Zexen.
In SY 460, Anabelle was assassinated and the entirety of Muse principality fell in short order to the Highland Kingdom and would remain that way for most of the war. Many refugees and soldiers fled from Muse during this time.
During the course of that war, Muse's citizens were rounded up by then-king of Highland Luca Blight and were sacrificed to the Beast Rune. The aftermath left only 1/3 of Muse's original population as survivors.
Post Dunan Unification WarEdit
The current mayor, Fitcher, had worked under Anabelle and Makai of Two River prior to his role in office. He was also an active participant in the Dunan Unification War, gathering important information for the strategist, Shu. Among Fitcher's achievements include restoring the economy and population, helping erase the scars of the war that were left in the city and its citizens, and improving relations with other nations and regions such as the Grasslands.
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