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The Hall on Aryala - Chapter 3The Guilds of Mistdale were a creation rivalling the University itself. They were established after an attempt by Cardena to reclaim the fortress that the university was built out of failed. Prior to that, Mistdale was seen as a rich rat’s eccentric attempt to spin off his own kingdom, but the defeat of the Cardenian army demanded respect. The fortress had been built long ago to protect Cardena from incursion from the lizards and snakes of the southern warmlands, but abandoned after an incident with owls. The valley was home of hundreds of families of horned and barn owls, and such creatures did not take kindly to foxes felling their woodlands. Whatever Mistdale had promised them, for the first time in a very long time timber was available in the civilised heartlands as the University campus and town were cleared and built.The Hall on Aryala - Chapter 3 by Acorntail
Cardena wanted this trade, and it demanded the fortress and surrounding land returned. Mistdale refused, and Cardena invaded. By dawn, the army had vanished,
The Hall on Aryala - Chapter 2The Hall on Aryala - Chapter 2 by Acorntail
For the better part of the last six months, Alberdaine had been at war with Abisnova, a small kingdom that was part of the Felidaes, the remnants of the old feline Felix Empire. The local felix warlord had died and was succeeded by his ambitious daughter, who declared war against the squirrelking and invaded Alberdaine. The squirrels were quick to repel them, and quick to counter attack, but fighting through an arduous winter and in unknown territory forced the Alberdaine army to take refuge in the conquered capital, allowing the more conditioned felix to operate mainly unheeded. The war quickly inverted, with a stranded Alberdaine garrison besieged by felix guerrillas.
Spring in Alberdaine’s north was cold, but it was nothing Fergal wasn’t used to, and he was only an empire cat. Sure, he wasn’t as big, strong or hardy as the wild cats, but he was smarter, aye, and quicker too. He had spent hunting trips on summers colder than winter in Alberdaine; the squirrels compl