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== Districts of Mistwatch ==
== Districts of Mistwatch ==
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History of Mistwatch
Scholars think that Mistwatch was once an important fortress during the Era of the Shogunate, as its Manse both commands a strategic confluence of the Yellow and Rock rivers, and watches over the mysterious Mist Island. Originally abandoned as a result of the Great Contagion, Mistwatch was resettled by a combination of refugees, scavenger lords and residents of the 10 tribes who desired a more settled life.
Over time Mistwatch built a reputation as a peaceful and prosperous city. Ruled over by the Gozara dynasty, Mistwatch became a bastion of culture and craftsmanship in the 100 kingdoms. Boasting of a public library, a collegium, and dozens of theatres and scrivners, Mistwatch played host to visitors from across hundred kingdoms and greater Scavenger Lands. Despite a reputation of decadence and softness, Mistwatch remained fiercely independent, outlawing slavery in it's bounds and keeping the Guild at arms length.
This changed seven years ago, when tensions between Mistwatch and the Ten Tribes bled over into open conflict. Numerous bloody skirmishes happened during this time period, culminating in the burning of a Mistwatch Enclave on the south shore of the Yellow River.
King Anatto Gozara and most of the royal family were killed in an ambush by elite warriors of the Ten Tribes. Afterwards it was learned that this attack was facilitated by traitorous citizens of Mistwatch who maintained their ties to the Ten Tribes.
With the death of King Anatto Gozara the leadership of Mistwatch began to crumble. Roaring Falls, a Water Aspected dragonblooded outcast and a bastard scion of the Gozara family, stepped in to the Chaos. He united the leadership of the Military and decisively rooted out traitors in the ranks of the Palace Guard. WIth the aid of Mercenaries hired by the guild he dealt several decisive blows to the forces of the Ten Tribes. As a result of his victories, Roaring Falls was named the Lord Protector of Mistwatch.
Since his rise, the Lord Protector has pushed for many reforms. Mistwatch’s military has been expanded. Those with extensive familial ties to the Ten Tribes have been arrested, and others who are descended are watched closely. The Guild has been allowed to expand its presence, including a large complex for the holding of slaves awaiting transport.
Late last year, a major riot broke out in the Riverside district. Hundreds of people were injured in the fighting, and dozens were killed.. The Lord Protector has claimed that it was instigated by Ten Tribes sponsored insurgents during an attempt on his life. As a result, THe PRotectors Guard have clamped down on the city.
Districts of Mistwatch
- The Craftsmen Quarter Located near entrance to the Northern great elevator in Mistwatch High lies the craftsmen quarter. While not all of the craftsmen in the city work here, all of the oldest and most successful shops do. Blacksmiths sit next to leather-workers who sit next to weavers and book-binders. Carpenters and Masons hold spaces for meeting their clients. Typically a shop will have living quarters for the craftsmen above the shop. Over the years, this has lead to buildings reaching 3 or even 4 stories as the expanding families have needed to expand their homes, but haven't had the space to sprawl. All of these shops surround a central plaza with a fountain in the center. The fountain, a remnant of the first age, provides clean water for the city.
Locations in Mistwatch
- The House of Sapphires, an expansive pleasure-house in Mistwatch